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  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, D.J.R. Bruckner

    Oscar Espinosa Chepe Cuban economist fell out with Castro Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • PASSINGS: Henri Lazarof, Elizabeth Jane Howard, George Goodman, Carter Camp

    PASSINGS: Henri Lazarof, Elizabeth Jane Howard, George Goodman, Carter Camp
    Henri Lazarof Composer, teacher and art collector Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday

     PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday
    Bernard L. Shaw Bodyguard married Patricia Hearst Bernard L. Shaw, 68, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst's bodyguard and later married her, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death after a long illness was announced by the...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
  • Himalayan 'yeti' may be a relative of ancient polar bears

    Himalayan 'yeti' may be a relative of ancient polar bears
    The Himalayan yeti — or some version of that mythical creature — may be a relative of an ancient polar bear, according to new research by a University of Oxford geneticist. Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, analyzed the hairs from...
  • Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

    Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young
    People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden. Those who survived the immediate...
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes. For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
  • Income inequality is linked to depression, study finds

    Women who live in states with the greatest income gaps are at bigger risk of depression, according to a recent study. Living in states with a vast divide between the wealthy and poor makes people, especially women, more aware of their own financial...
  • Pimco chief El-Erian to leave global investment firm in March

    Pimco chief El-Erian to leave global investment firm in March
    Mohamed El-Erian unexpectedly resigned from his post as chief executive and co-chief investment officer of global investment management firm Pimco on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement. El-Erian will leave the firm in March and will remain a member...