| May 2, 2012
Dr. Earl Rose, the medical examiner in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, died Tuesday at a retirement community in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 85.
Rose's wife, Marilyn, said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and then...
| Oct 18, 2012
David A. Peterson, a pioneer in the field of gerontology education and a longtime professor and director of USC's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has died. He was 75.
Peterson died Oct. 4 of advanced Parkinson's disease at a nursing facility in...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Raymond Watson, the architect and community planner who steered the development of Orange County's signature master-planned city of Irvine and briefly ran Walt Disney Productions during one of its most tumultuous periods, has died. He was 86.
| Nov 2, 2012
Arthur Jensen, a UC Berkeley professor whose scholarly contributions to the field of psychological measurement were often overshadowed by the furor over his findings on race-based differences in intelligence, has died. He was 89.
One of the most...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Richard Nelson Current, a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar who for decades was a leader in his field and helped shape a more realistic view of the iconic president, has died of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 100....
| Aug 29, 2012
Of the foreign journalists who had been alerted to a shocking political protest against South Vietnam's U.S.-supported government, only one — Malcolm Browne of the Associated Press — arrived in June 1963 to document it.
His photos of Buddhist...
| Sep 3, 2012
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85.
Martini, a Jesuit and former...
| Sep 10, 2012
Robert Morgan Fink
Biochemist at UCLA
Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:18 PM
When Ford launched plans in the early 1950s for a medium-priced car so distinctive it would grab attention from blocks away, the challenge fell to Roy Brown to design it.
The concept he came up with blared individuality. It shunned the tail fins that...