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  • CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight

    CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight
    SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive. He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie. At 50, with a balding...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • Ohio State ties school record with 22nd consecutive victory

    Ohio State ties school record with 22nd consecutive victory
    Ohio State crushed Illinois, 60-35, on Saturday to record its 22nd consecutive victory. It tied the school record for wins in a row -- and what a rush it was. Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards while quarterback Braxton Miller added 184. Ohio State (10-0) ...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    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....
  • Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry

    Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry
    When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete. Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    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...
  • For Supreme Court, an opportunity for necessary course corrections

     For Supreme Court, an opportunity for necessary course corrections
    The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
  • Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

    Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
  • Animal studies riddled with bias, report finds

    Animal studies riddled with bias, report finds
    Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials. Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Extreme binge drinking common among high school seniors, study finds

    Extreme binge drinking common among high school seniors, study finds
    As if parents aren’t worried enough about what their teenagers are doing on Saturday nights, a new study reveals that binge drinking is common among high school seniors, with some knocking back 15 or more alcoholic drinks in a row. Earlier studies...