| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:45 PM
British sculptor Anthony Caro, whose industrial yet playful metal creations helped abstract sculpture gain global acclaim, has died. He was 89.
A statement released Thursday in London on behalf of the artist's family said Caro died after suffering a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Out of a lineup of major contemporary Hollywood directors, odds are you'd pick Paul Greengrass (big, owly eyeglasses, longish gray hair) as the one who wrote his Cambridge University dissertation on the novels of Chicago's own Nelson Algren. He just looks...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:33 PM
For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Sep 14, 2013
Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanism found inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.
The discovery, published in...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss.
The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:28 AM
David Frost may be best remembered for his post-Watergate interviews with former President Richard Nixon, but the veteran British broadcaster was equally at ease as a satirist, game show host and serious political journalist.
In a television career that...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:55 PM
La Cañada High School junior Lucas Drill completed a program at the University of Cambridge in England over the summer.
The Cambridge Scholars Program combined sports, academics and travel. Lucas returned to the program just before the start of the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
WALLOON LAKE — On July 21, the 114th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth, Starbright Media Corporation resumed production on its planned hour-long television documentary titled “Young Hemingway: Finding His Muse in Northern Michigan....