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  • UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings

    UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...
  • Santa Monica bid to remove Paul Conrad's 'Chain Reaction' nonsensical

     Santa Monica bid to remove Paul Conrad's 'Chain Reaction' nonsensical
    When the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago launched a magazine in 1947, its editors turned to artist Martyl Schweig Langsdorf for some cover ideas. The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were still fresh, and the imminent...
  • Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China

    Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China
    Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
  • Early cinematographers, still photographers get their due

    Early cinematographers, still photographers get their due
    Celebrity was a fresh concept at the beginning of the last century, as the movies introduced the world to a new kind of famous person: pretend heroes and ingénues glamorized on the big screen and the pages of movie fan magazines. In the silent era,...
  • Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says

    Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says
    Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years? A new study in...
  • 3 Americans win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

    3 Americans win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
    STOCKHOLM — Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that through their separate...
  • 3 U.S. economists win Nobel Prize

    3 U.S. economists win Nobel Prize
    The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
  • Caltech economist nets MacArthur genius grant

    Caltech economist nets MacArthur genius grant
    A Caltech researcher who fused economics and neuroscience to make sense of human decisions that often don’t make cents has won the MacArthur genius grant. Colin Camerer came to Caltech in 1994 with an MBA in quantitative studies and a doctorate in...
  • Humans can sniff out 10 basic odors, scientists say

    Humans can sniff out 10 basic odors, scientists say
    It might seem that the range of scents humans can detect is infinite, but scientists have managed to sort them all into 10 basic categories, ranging from peppermint to pungent. The classifications are meant to be the olfactory equivalent of the five...
  • ‘Carrie’ remake director Kimberly Peirce talks horror, Hollywood

     
    “Carrie” filmmaker Kimberly Peirce didn't exactly spark immediately to the idea of remaking “Carrie,” Brian De Palma's 1976 Stephen King […]...
  • Harold Agnew dies at 92; physicist helped develop atom bomb

    Harold Agnew dies at 92; physicist helped develop atom bomb
    Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a...