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A week out from the French Open, Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth straight tournament. The top-ranked American overcame an early break of her serve to ease past Romanian qualifier Simona Halep, 6-3, 6-0, Saturday and reach the...
Flies' multifaceted eyes have long allowed them to elude frustrated swatters from all directions. Now, inspired by insects' vision, researchers have built a digital camera with an array of tiny lenses lining a bulging eyeball, allowing an undistorted,...
Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
This post has been corrected. See below for details. It seems like only yesterday — in fact, it was only yesterday — that I read that Roger Ebert was taking what he called, with typical verbal skill, "a leave of presence" to fight the cancer...
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...
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else. But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
The bright orange flames of kerosene wick lamps used in millions of impoverished households around the world are significant sources of global warming and pollutants linked to respiratory diseases, according to a new study. Lab and field work led by...
Roger Ebert may already be on the mend from a hairline fracture in his left leg, but there's news Thursday that may be enough to get him out of bed and dancing: His annual film festival, Ebertfest, received a $20,000 grant from the Academy of Motion...
Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...
"Carnage" SBS Productions U.S. release: Dec. 16 The premise Ethan Longstreet (Eliot Berger), age 11, has formed a gang at his Brooklyn school but has excluded classmate Zachary Cowan (Elvis Polanski), also age 11. When Zachary confronts him, Ethan...
Culture MonsterThe Getty Research Institute has received a $230,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help it organize a huge archive on modern and contemporary art that it acquired last summer. The NEH announced $17 million in grants, including $1.4...
Bernard G. Sarnat Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
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