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  • Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics

     Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics
    Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
  • Study examines poverty and the allotment of resources

    Study examines poverty and the allotment of resources
    Why do many poor people spend money in ways that seem to squander their already limited resources, like buying lottery tickets? It's not necessarily that they're less savvy about financial matters, but a lack of funds appears to affect the way people...
  • LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes
    LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...
  • Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'

    Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'
    Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...
  • Alexander Saxton dies at 93; UCLA historian, author

    Alexander Saxton dies at 93; UCLA historian, author
    When Alexander Saxton dropped out of Harvard in 1939, his faculty adviser urged him to consult a psychiatrist. His parents were distraught. But Saxton's desire to set the terms of his life would take him far from the ivy-covered halls he found stifling....
  • Megan Garvey named assistant managing editor, digital

     
    A memo to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj: I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Megan Garvey as assistant managing editor for digital, overseeing the home page, the data team and the presentation of our projects on the web.......
  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • Robert F. Christy dies at 96; Manhattan Project physicist

    Robert F. Christy dies at 96; Manhattan Project physicist
    Robert F. Christy, a physicist who was a key member of the Manhattan Project team that created the atomic bomb during World War II, died Wednesday at his Pasadena home. He was 96. Christy, who spent 40 years as a Caltech professor and administrator, died...
  • University of Redlands names new president

     
    The next president of the University of Redlands will be Ralph W. Kuncl, a neurology professor who has been the provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester, school officials announced Saturday. Kuncl is expected in mid-August to......
  • I Sing the Body Electric

     
    She's selling out concerts and inspiring fervent devotion, but Japan’s Hatsune Miku is virtually a star...
  • MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry brings her analytical POV to cable news

     
    As a tenured professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans, a columnist for The Nation magazine, and, as of February, host of an eponymous weekend talk show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry maintains a schedule that would make even...