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  • Venetia Phair dies at 90; as a girl, she named Pluto

    Venetia Phair, who was 11 years old when she suggested Pluto as the name of the newly discovered planet, has died in England. She was 90. She died at home in Epsom, south of London, on April 30, her family said. The cause of death was not disclosed....
  • Paul Bohannan, 87; USC anthropologist researched Nigerian culture and American divorce

    Paul Bohannan, 87; USC anthropologist researched Nigerian culture and American divorce
    Paul Bohannan, the USC anthropologist who was the world's leading expert on the Tiv culture of Nigeria and who coined the phrase "the divorce industry" in his groundbreaking books on U.S. divorce, died July 13 at his home in Visalia, Calif. He was 87...
  • Stalin was an atheist -- so am I

    Antony Flew will go to hell. So will the rest of us who reject Jesus Christ as our savior, according to Bible-believing Christians. But Flew, an 84-year-old English philosopher, is a hot item in some evangelical circles. In 2006, Biola University -- a...
  • Male Bonding for Better Health

    Male Bonding for Better Health
    Men often measure their health in terms of numbers: how many minutes of exercise they have logged and how many calories and nutrients they have eaten. Dallas native Ron Nevelow believes too many men overlook an additional factor: emotional health, the...
  • Starting over

    Gifted By Nikita Lalwani Random House, 273 pages, $23.95 Windows appear often in Nikita Lalwani's first novel, "Gifted," symbolic openings for her characters, an immigrant Indian family living in Wales who wish to escape lives burdened with sacrifice...
  • Polarizing figure

    By Eric Arnesen Few figures in African-American history are as controversial among their contemporaries or later historians as Marcus Garvey. During and after World War I, the Jamaican-born immigrant to Harlem briefly skyrocketed to prominence through...
  • Lost in translation

    Lost in translation
    By Michael Erard ords are the most familiar part of language, because it's words we're most conscious of learning and forgetting. Only certain words, though. Your word-of-the-day calendar will never list "the" or "but." You boast about knowing French...
  • Sir Salman's plight

    SALMAN RUSHDIE, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand. Britain is honoring him for what he has written, and as a result, he is again being threatened with death. An Iranian organization has...
  • Summer heat or apocalypse? Three books offer answers.

     
    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I???ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To......
  • Chile peppers can help with neuropathic pain--maybe, a little

     
    If you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
  • IRAN: Scholarship honoring slain protester Neda Agha-Soltan irks Iranian officials

     
    Iranian officials are up in arms over a decision by The Queen's College at the University of Oxford in Britain to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 27-year-old Iranian woman whose videotaped June 20 death at......
  • Brits say swine flu is mild, corroborating other reports

     
    British health officials have confirmed earlier reports that the pandemic H1N1 influenza is milder than experts had originally feared. In a report published online in the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, England's chief medical officer and his...