| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Following months of steady gains, the average fuel economy for 2013 light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. dipped in September. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ??? who calculate average sales-weighted fuel economy...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Every year about this time, when the school session is still young, administrators, parents and students reengage in the age-old battle over what is and isn't appropriate clothing.
On school campuses, dress codes are brandished like sacred documents,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated.
After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Nov 7, 2012
Longtime golf instructor
Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, died Monday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, his family said.
Flick taught golf in...
| Mar 5, 2013
Donald A. Glaser
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:32 PM
When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete.
Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:38 PM
For those Americans unnerved by the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a new study from the University of Michigan will come as little surprise. And it might even add some smugness.
The gist of the study: Narcissists “...