December 12, 2011 |
Troy Starr turns 50 in February. How quickly the years have gone by. He was a fiery 25-year-old assistant coach at Carson High in 1987 when the team was upset by Granada Hills in the City Section football championship game. In 1992, he became head coach at Woodland Hills Taft, taking over a program that had a 0-8-1 record the previous season. He lasted 14 seasons and built the Toreadors into a City Section power. He resigned in 2007 to become the director of football operations for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida.
September 30, 2010 |
The drama that surrounded Francis Crick and James Watson's 1953 unveiling of the structure of DNA is no secret ? Watson described the heated competition between two British research groups in his bestselling book, "The Double Helix. " But part of the record had been thought lost when Crick's papers were apparently thrown out by what he described as "an over-efficient secretary. " That nameless secretary has now been exonerated. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York recently uncovered the long-lost letters mixed up with the papers of Sydney Brenner, Crick's officemate of more than two decades.
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July 21, 2007 |
Odile Speed Crick, the bohemian painter of nudes whose most famous drawing was an illustration of DNA that appeared in a seminal paper by her husband, Francis Crick, and James Watson on its structure, died July 5 in La Jolla after a short illness. She was 86. Although the Crick household was filled with her paintings of curvaceous women, the artist subjugated her career to that of her husband, providing strength and support throughout their 55-year marriage.
November 2, 2004 |
Science and everyday life seem to converge more and more visibly these days. President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry publicly debate the ethics of stem cell research in their quests for the presidency. The Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of executing juvenile offenders, taking into account MRI evidence that physiological differences in the brains of young people limit their impulse control and ability to forecast consequences. And a feature film -- "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
June 23, 2003 |
Elizabeth Blackburn didn't think the peculiar genetic structures she discovered as a young scientist would consume her career. But the 54-year-old molecular biologist's research on telomeres -- the ends of a chromosome -- is yielding promising clues in the fight against cancer and increasing our knowledge of the aging process. Telomeres are known to prevent the ends of DNA from fraying, like the plastic ends on shoelaces.
April 8, 2003 |
An impish grin spread across the Nobel laureate's face as he rocketed a forehand just out of reach of the young tennis pro. "Nice one, Doc," said the pro as he reached for another ball. James Watson stood at the baseline expectantly. His paunch protruded slightly, the product of advancing years and spending the past few months on the rubber chicken circuit celebrating the 50th anniversary of a discovery that revolutionized the world.