| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:41 PM
For Patti Williams, it was all about the jingle.
"'Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal,'" she sang, laughing. "He had a dealership in Anchorage where I lived, and I grew up seeing his commercials."
Today, Williams is a professor of marketing at the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates.
UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:57 AM
UC Berkeley is again the highest-ranked public university in closely watched university rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Berkeley tied with Georgetown for 20th among national universities overall, despite some scoring changes...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right?
Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
For military personnel sent to war zones, seeing killing, maiming or dead bodies dramatically increases the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. But researchers studying service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87.
Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
| Jul 28, 2013
Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman was just the latest reminder: Race continues to divide us as a species.
But why? Are human brains hard-wired to notice and react to racial differences? At first glance, that's precisely what research seems...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.
It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In an early comedy routine, George Carlin compared football and baseball: "Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game," he said. "Football is a 20th century technological struggle.… Football has hitting … and unnecessary roughness and personal...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Transplant surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital are looking for kids who need a hand. The renowned Harvard University-affiliated hospital announced Monday that it was opening a pediatric hand transplant program, the first in the world.
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
When it comes to driving, teenagers have a lot of factors working against them: inexperience, impulsiveness, the challenge of navigating their complex social and emotional lives and the road at the same time. Add to that the compulsion to text friends and...