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May 18, 2013 |
The courtship that has riveted the neuroscience world blossomed at a Saturday night dinner in a tony Brentwood restaurant. USC provost Elizabeth Garrett and executive vice provost Michael Quick kept the conversation light. Over chicken with braised leeks, onions, mustard bread crumbs and white wine at Tavern, they talked to UCLA neuroscientist Arthur Toga about his life. Not the brain imaging research for which his lab is renowned but about "the things that get you excited in the morning," Toga recalled.
May 16, 2013 |
TEHRAN - Iranians must wait until next week to find out who will be on the ballot in next month's presidential election, a key electoral panel said Thursday, as it continued to mull the fate of two prospective candidates who have shaken up the race. The Guardian Council, which vets office seekers, said it needed an extension until Tuesday to judge the suitability of the nearly 700 presidential aspirants. A council official told reporters that 10 or more candidates may be approved, a relatively high number that could make it difficult for one to win a majority without a runoff election.
May 15, 2013 |
Andrew Wiggins caused quite a stir Tuesday when he finally decided what college he was going to attend -- and, therefore, which basketball team's hopes for a national title would be lifted into the stratosphere. Fans of the four schools the Huntington (W.Va.) Prep star had named as his finalists -- Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State -- had gotten themselves whipped up into a frenzy during the days leading up to Wednesday's deadline for recruits to sign with NCAA Division I schools.
May 15, 2013 |
Google's stock price climbed above $900 a share for the first time as Wall Street waited to hear what the company will announce later Wednesday at its annual developers conference. The stock opened Wednesday at $895.75 and continued climbing. At last check it was trading at $907.35, up $20.25, or 2.3%, from Tuesday's close. The company's shares hit the $900 mark despite CEO Larry Page disclosing Tuesday that he has had trouble speaking because of a vocal cord ailment. In a post on the company's social network Google+, Page said he remained fully capable of running the company.
April 29, 2013 |
Nearly two years after being canceled by the ABC network, soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have been brought back to life on the Web. The two daytime dramas made their online debut Monday on the video site Hulu and Apple's iTunes store. In a sign of the shows' persistent appeal among fans, the soaps quickly bubbled up in the rankings of most popular TV shows offered by the two services. ABC canceled the programs in 2011 because they were becoming too expensive to produce, particularly as the median age of the audience marched past the 55-year mark, and advertisers became less interested in the format.
April 28, 2013 |
Los Angeles' oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that's already yielded new halls for dinosaurs and mammals, and the return of the museum's core domed 1913 building to its original glory. But will there be any reason for festivities surrounding next year's centennial of the Southwest Museum building in Mount Washington? For the past ten years, the castle-like, hilltop structure has been like a very old aunt whose care is a strain on the family, with different factions fighting over what should be done, and who should pay. Legally, the Southwest is the obligation of the Autry National Center of the American West.