| Dec 31, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Firas Alkhateeb finds mixed blessings in sudden fame as he becomes an unlikely celebrity in the political and tech worlds....
| Dec 31, 2009
| 4:35 PM
He says he was just fooling around. Is it art or commentary?...
| Mar 14, 2010
There are a lot of reasons why Laura Skandera Trombley spent 16 years working on a book about a woman whom generations of Mark Twain biographers dismissed as inconsequential to his life. But the biggest catalyst was the 450-page elephant in the room --...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 10:02 PM
Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, the University of Washington Nobel laureate who co-discovered the mechanism by which a wide variety of processes are turned on and off within cells and thereby led to an explosion of knowledge about how cells grow, change, divide and...
| Jan 8, 2010
Retired Air Force Gen. Lew Allen Jr., who during his multifaceted career headed the National Security Agency, was Air Force chief of staff and shepherded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory through a crucial period when budgets were at an all-time low and new...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 10:18 PM
Luis Leal, an internationally recognized scholar of Mexican, Chicano and Latin American literature who was one of the founders of the field of Chicano literary studies, has died. He was 102.
Leal, a professor of Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara,...
| Dec 22, 2010
Beloved Italian soccer coach
Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years.
Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Soldiers who suffer a traumatic brain injury should be fed at least half their normal calories and higher-than-normal levels of protein within 24 hours of injury, according to a new report released Wednesday from the Institute of Medicine.
| Mar 23, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Regrets? Had a few? Strains of "My Way" notwithstanding, Americans do have more than a few regrets -- and they are primarily about love. Family relations, education and career followed for the what-could-have-been crowd, a new study says.
| Dec 23, 2010
Melvin E. 'Bud' Biddle
Medal of Honor recipient
Melvin E. "Bud" Biddle, 87, a World War II infantryman who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, died Dec. 16 at Saint John's Medical Center in...
| Jul 27, 2010
David Blackwell, a preeminent mathematician and the first black scholar in the National Academy of Sciences, died July 8 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. He was 91 and had had a series of strokes.
Blackwell was known as a problem-solver...