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  • Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer rallies crowd to be 'hard-core' at University of Washington commencement

    SEATTLE Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was his usual ebullient self as he spoke before tens of thousands Saturday afternoon. Only instead of an audience of developers or company partners, his audience consisted of the thousands of students graduating...
  • Real help for immigrant children

    As researchers of child migration, we applaud the Department of Justice's recent initiative to address the legal needs of unaccompanied minors. ("Hundreds more youth surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials," June 7) Yet in spite of best...
  • Vaccination issue illustrates degrees in which doctors can sway decisions

    Vaccination issue illustrates degrees in which doctors can sway decisions
    Doctors used to make decisions for their patients routinely. These days many of them give their patients a say, but just how much of a say can vary considerably. Does that make a difference in the care patients receive? Consider an article published in...
  • Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says
    Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...
  • Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

    Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say
    A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday. Researchers...
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  • Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research

    Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research
    With nearly 3% of American men over 40 boosting their testosterone levels with a prescription supplement, the financial and public health stakes couldn't be higher. But in increasing numbers, physicians are complaining that research on the safety of...
  • Isla Vista shooting victim's father talks about his daughter

    Isla Vista shooting victim's father talks about his daughter
    When Bob and Colleen Weiss learned that their daughter may have been a victim in the Isla Vista shooting rampage, they immediately got in their car late Friday night and drove from their home in Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara. But once they arrived in...
  • Thursday Club awards seven scholarships

    Thursday Club awards seven scholarships
    Seven local high school seniors were awarded La Cañada Thursday Club scholarships this month, it was announced by Sharon Combs, chairman of the organization's scholarship committee. The winners of the $1,000 scholarships were Tracey Andrews, Stephanie...
  • Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns

    Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns
    Fruit flies seem to have a preternatural ability to evade annoyed swatters. Now, laser-wielding scientists have discovered the secret of these winged escape artists: They execute speedy hairpin turns by banking in the same way that fighter jets do....
  • Neanderthal genes helped modern humans evolve, studies suggest

    Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.  The...
  • Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study

    Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study
    The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...