| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:34 AM
BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the United States' oldest cities. It is home to historical sites and with 50 colleges and universities in the area it has a lively, youthful feel.
Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 7:53 AM
In addition to playing material from his extensive back catalog with the Pernice Brothers, the Scud Mountain Boys and his solo records, the hyper-literate Pernice promises to preview some songs from an upcoming Pernice Brothers record (release date...
| Aug 8, 2011
The Internet, it turns out, is not always a friendly place if you're an expectant parent like Genevieve Thiers.
This was a surprising revelation for someone who built a career around using the Internet to help parents: Thiers is the founder and former...
| Nov 29, 2009
Who done it? In the case of Rembrandt, it's a persistent question. ¶ Hundreds of paintings formerly attributed to the 17th century Dutch master have been demoted in the course of a massive research project funded by the Dutch government and investigations...
| Nov 19, 2009
Most scientists are fortunate if they can make one major discovery in their lifetime. Dr. Paul Zamecnik made two, each of which should have won him a Nobel Prize.
Working with Dr. Mahlon Hoagland, he discovered transfer RNA, a crucial molecule in the...
| May 12, 2009
Ellen Revelle, a philanthropist and descendant of the Scripps publishing family who helped her oceanographer husband establish UC San Diego, has died. She was 98.
Revelle died Wednesday at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla after a stroke,...
| Sep 30, 2009
Paul "Red" Fay, who met John F. Kennedy when they were both in the Navy, joined his administration as undersecretary of the Navy and then wrote a bestselling book about their friendship, has died. He was 91.
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| Nov 30, 2009
Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician and folklorist who tapped into the legacy of her influential family of archivists and became a prominent anthropologist at what is now Cal State Northridge, has died. She was 88.
Hawes, who directed folk and traditional...
| Jun 12, 2009
Biochemist Emil L. Smith, who pioneered the process of determining the structure of proteins, played a key role in bringing UCLA's department of biological chemistry to national prominence, and led the first scientific delegation to China, has died. He...
| Mar 24, 2010
Dr. Leena Peltonen, an unusually prolific genetics researcher whose team discovered mutated genes responsible for 15 inherited diseases and who established the department of human genetics at UCLA, died of cancer March 11 at her home in Finland. She was...
| Oct 6, 2009
Lee N. Robins, who pioneered the field of psychiatric epidemiology, which looks at the roots of abnormal behavior, and who played a key role in determining the prevalence of mental problems in the United States and the world, died peacefully at her home...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, the best-selling author whose long-running "Spenser" private-eye novels updated the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction in the 1970s, has died. He was 77.
Parker died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Mass., said his...