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The trouble with the $27 million Creation Museum, which replaces the scientific method with word for word Christian Biblical literalist theology, is that it makes all Christians who don't accept evolution look stupid. In doing so in such a publicly...
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Christopher Raynor's father kicked him out when he was 13, after his stepmother interrupted an orgy in his bedroom and the teen jammed a broom handle against her throat. Now 40, Raynor has lived much of his life in the rough. His current domicile is a...
With a dozen high-def cameras and a couple of camcorders, plus pens, notebooks, sketch pads and laptops, more than 40 people spent three recent weeks in a black-box theater on the campus of UC San Diego documenting what was occurring there. The object of...
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In its recent editorial "Tech companies' unsavory partners," the Los Angeles Times described the efforts by prominent software and Internet corporations to develop a code of conduct for doing business in countries with histories of human rights abuses....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterState Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard, who has been accused of improperly interfering with investigations into private security contractor Blackwater USA and with other probes, resigned Friday. In a brief public statement, the longtime...
DAVID J. GARROW, a senior fellow at Cambridge University, is the author of "Bearing the Cross," a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.TWO WEEKS AGO, the House of Representatives voted 422 to 2 to pass a bill called the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. It would authorize up to $13.5 million a year in new federal spending for investigations into "cold case" killings like...
For people with autism, facial expressions can be mysterious, even frightening. New tools are emerging to help them learn to decipher faces and thus better handle the social interactions they find difficult. Nigel the bus loves to travel fast. When...
Irving John Good Statistician helped crack Nazi code Irving John "Jack" Good, 92, a retired Virginia Tech statistician who helped break the Nazi Enigma code for his native England during World War II, died April 5 of natural causes in Radford, Va.,...
Tribune higher education reporterThe campus chapel is empty and silent, just how Rev. John Jenkins hoped it would be. Away from the bustle of 11,500 students, from the messages left by passionate alumni, and from meetings about fundraising and football, Jenkins kneels to pray at 9:30 p....
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Tribune NewspapersIn a packed lecture hall at Columbia University in 1958—or so the story goes—eminent physicist Wolfgang Pauli was presenting a radical new theory. In the audience was Niels Bohr, another eminent physicist, who, at lecture's end, stood up and...
One of the rare pleasures of the book-reviewing trade is first hearing all sorts of advance hype about a novel and then finding out that every word was true. "Child 44" is the first novel by 29-year-old Cambridge University graduate Tom Rob Smith. He has...
Tribune staff reporterLook at your paycheck, and imagine what it will look like next year, the year after that and maybe in 10, 20 or 30 years into the future. Do you see bonds? Perhaps not, but in essence, that's what you are looking at, said Roger Ibbotson, a Yale...
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