| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
There aren't many Yankees fans in the world who are older than the Yankees franchise itself. Bernando LaPallo is one of them.
Born on Aug. 17, 1901, LaPallo is 111 years old and has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, which is a pretty...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the structure of DNA in 1953, their discovery answered a crucial question in biology: How is genetic information passed down from parent to child?
Their work also created conundrums, however. They and...
| Apr 25, 2012
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...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Burhan Ghalioun, the head of Syria's main government-opposition alliance, announced that he would resign after members accused him of "political and organizational failure."...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2010
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...
| Oct 7, 2011
One of the rarest but greatest pleasures of farmers markets is encountering passionate collectors who sell a wide range of rare fruit varieties normally grown only at specialty sites such as germplasm repositories and agricultural experiment stations....
| Jun 28, 2011
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt
Pioneering Egyptologist saved antiquities from Aswan flooding
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, 97, a pioneering French Egyptologist who helped salvage Nubia's vaunted antiquities from flooding caused by the construction...
| Jun 29, 2011
British actress on stage, screen and television
Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...