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  • Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
  • Dr. Richard J. Bing dies at 101

    Dr. Richard J. Bing dies at 101
    Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La CaƱada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
  • John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist

    John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist
    Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75. Peters...
  • Paul Meier dies at 87; influential statistician

    Paul Meier dies at 87; influential statistician
    Paul Meier influenced the field of statistics in two major ways: as a proponent of a method that helped eliminate bias in determining the effectiveness of treatments in clinical trials, and by introducing a system used to estimate survival rates for...
  • Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?

    Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?
    Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
  • Iraqi who executed Saddam Hussein says U.S. Customs 'degraded' him

     
    A former senior Iraqi official who pulled the lever to execute Saddam Hussein and helped improve U.S. relations with the Baghdad government was denied entry to the United States last month after U.S. officials apparently questioned his use of multiple...
  • EPA: Playing in beach sand bigger health risk than ocean itself

     
    Take warning, beachgoers: That carefully built sand castle could turn out to be a real pain in the gut. Digging and playing in beach sand puts people at higher risk of getting sick than swimming or sunbathing, according to a......
  • Greening graduation: Recycled diplomas and plastic-bottle-based gowns

     
    It’s graduation season, which for many schools means that it’s also prime time to show off their dedication to sustainability. In New York, The New School decorated with local and seasonal flowers, while Pace University printed its programs on...
  • EGYPT: Authorities detain American law student accused of spying for Israel

     
    Egyptian authorities have arrested an American-born law student, who reportedly is doing an internship at a nonprofit organization in Cairo, on charges of being an Israeli spy. Ilan Chaim Grapel, 27, was detained Sunday in Cairo on “suspicion of...
  • USC Thornton bassist wins chance to play with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra in new mentorship program

     
    For several years, the USC Thornton School of Music's strings department has held mock orchestral auditions to give students a taste of life in the professional world. But, says adjunct professor Margaret Batjer, there was always something missing —...