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  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist
    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Pictures in the News | Oct. 17, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual. Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly...
  • PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding

    PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding
    Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
  • You dropped a book on me: Drones to deliver textbooks

    You dropped a book on me: Drones to deliver textbooks
    Imagine the book you need to ace the exam showing up at your door, care of your friendly neighborhood drone. A textbook rental company is trying to mimic the instantaneous speed of e-book delivery for printed books by utilizing civil drones in Sydney,...
  • Fall dance preview: A strong season of talent, from near and far

    Fall dance preview: A strong season of talent, from near and far
    A dance season has tended to be defined by one or two international companies of hefty size that have the selling power equivalent of a blockbuster movie. As with the blockbuster, however, that model has morphed. It has become prohibitively expensive...
  • Got 10,000 Instagram followers? A Sydney hotel will let you stay free

    Got 10,000 Instagram followers? A Sydney hotel will let you stay free
    A new Instagram-themed hotel in Sydney, Australia, is offering a free night's stay to people who have more than 10,000 followers on the photo social network. The 1888 Hotel appears to be the first hotel with an Instagram theme, and it is turning to...
  • Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader

    Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader
    The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's  prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
  • Australia, Iran, South Korea earn World Cup berths

    Australia, Iran, South Korea earn World Cup berths
    SANDY, Utah -- Three more teams earned places in next summer's World Cup in Brazil with Australia, Iran and South Korea all advancing through regional qualifying Tuesday. Australia got a goal from substitute Josh Kennedy in the 83rd minute to beat Iraq,...
  • Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia
    It's a pairing that theater producers in New York and London would no doubt go ga-ga over. But for the time being at least, only audiences in Sydney, Australia, can catch Cate Blanchett and French film icon Isabelle Huppert performing a frightening...
  • Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller

    Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller
    The Aussie import "Wish You Were Here" offers a distinctive, highly effective take on the vacation-from-hell thriller. First-time director Kieran Darcy-Smith, working from a powerful script he wrote with wife — and the film's co-star —...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price

    PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price
    Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....