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  • Bertram Wyatt-Brown dies at 80; historian examined Southern honor

    Bertram Wyatt-Brown dies at 80; historian examined Southern honor
    Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an American history professor who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Nov. 5 of pulmonary fibrosis in Baltimore. He was 80. Wyatt-...
  • Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!

    Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!
    The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle...
  • PASSINGS: Jozef Glemp, Steven Muller

    PASSINGS: Jozef Glemp, Steven Muller
    Jozef Glemp Polish cardinal Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
  • Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab

    Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab
    The hairy-chested Yeti crab, which survives in an environment of no light, little oxygen, extreme temperatures and tremendous pressure, may not be able to survive a warming ocean, scientists say. The alien-like crab -- nicknamed the "Hoff" in honor of...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald Dworkin, Alan Sharp

    Ronald Dworkin Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
  • Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather

    Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather
    Inscrutable ice giants Neptune and Uranus have only a thin rind of windy weather over their fluid contents, a team of planetary scientists say. The research published in the journal Nature relies on decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft -- and...
  • Pigeon politics: Leaders in flight differ from bosses on ground

    Pigeon politics: Leaders in flight differ from bosses on ground
    Among mammals, socially dominant individuals often make decisions for the whole group. (Think of your overbearing friend on a road trip who demands a stop at In-N-Out because he’s craving an animal style burger.) But among pigeons, it’s the...
  • Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says

    Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says
    Despite the potential havoc wreaked by climate change, it’s not all doom and gloom for our planet. A new study projects that certain types of short-lived, small birds will easily withstand global warming throughout this century, even under worst-...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
  • UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked among top 10 universities worldwide

     
    The University of California system once again scored very well in an annual reputational ranking of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced Monday.....
  • Can the 'polygamy!!!' panic slow the progress of gay marriage?

     
    Dennis Byrne rises from the fainting couch to insist that gay-marriage advocates must now advocate for legalized polygamy, which he thinks must be next if one follows the U.S. Supreme Court's logic: We will have diluted the meaning of marriage......
  • Liar liar, officepants on fire

    Liar liar, officepants on fire
    That's a good point! (No it isn't.) I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.) Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.) These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...