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  • Ganging up on biblical archaeology

    Ganging up on biblical archaeology
    Nina Burleigh ("Hoaxes from the Holy Land” Op-Ed article, Nov. 29) is unwilling to consider the possibility that the now-famous bone box inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is authentic. This is despite the fact that the Jerusalem...
  • PASSINGS

    Mireille Marokvia French author of war memoirs Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years. In her memoirs...
  • PASSINGS: Billy Costello

    PASSINGS: Billy Costello
    Billy Costello Former WBC light welterweight boxing champ Billy Costello, 55, a former WBC light welterweight boxing champion who won his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer Wednesday at a hospital in his hometown of Kingston, N.Y., said...
  • 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...
  • Arne Naess, Norwegian philosopher, dies at 96

    Arne Naess, Norwegian philosopher, dies at 96
    Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" to indicate that humans are no more important than other species, ecosystems or natural processes, died Jan. 12 in Oslo. He was 96. Naess founded the deep ecology movement in 1973...
  • Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'

    Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'
    Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84. Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
  • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 74; won Nobel Prize in physics for liquid crystal work

    Nobel Prize-winning scientist Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, who was dubbed the "Isaac Newton of our time" for his pioneering research on liquid crystals, has died. He was 74. He died Friday in Orsay, a suburb of Paris, the French newspaper Le Monde reported...
  • Benjamen Chinn dies at 87; photographer documented San Francisco's Chinatown

    Benjamen Chinn dies at 87; photographer documented San Francisco's Chinatown
    Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87. Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don,...
  • Maurice Grimaud dies at 95; former Paris police chief

    Maurice Grimaud, who as Paris police chief played a key role in avoiding major bloodshed during France's student uprising in May 1968, has died. He was 95. Grimaud died July 16, Paris police headquarters said; the cause of death was not specified. He was...
  • Barbara Lauwers Podoski dies at 95; launched psychological campaign against Germans in WWII

    Barbara Lauwers Podoski dies at 95; launched psychological campaign against Germans in WWII
    Barbara Lauwers Podoski, who launched one of the most successful psychological campaigns of World War II, which resulted in the surrender of more than 600 Czechoslovakian soldiers fighting for the Germans, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 16 at the...
  • Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals

    Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals
    What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...