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May 8, 2001
Arthur Walker, 64, a Stanford physics professor whose work helped scientists investigate mysteries of the sun, died at his Stanford home April 29 of cancer. Using X-ray and thin-film telescopes, Walker photographed the sun's corona, or outermost atmosphere, obtaining images that were printed on the cover of the Sept. 30, 1988, Science magazine.
October 29, 2003 | Lewis Beale, Special to The Times
Why has Ridley Scott's 1979 science-fiction splatterfest "Alien" -- released today in a digitally remastered director's cut -- proved to be such a durable and influential piece of filmmaking? "Alien" is all about "the dark side of technology, of science," says David J. Skal, author of "The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror." "Despite all the things we're told that will make the future a better place, what happens in 'Alien' is our worst nightmare."
October 2, 2009 | Rosie Mestel
A man who cracked the knuckles of one hand -- but not the other -- for six decades, scientists who figured out why pregnant women don't topple over and chemists who made diamonds from tequila were honored Thursday at the annual Ig Nobel prize ceremony -- a tongue-in-cheek parody of the famous and august Nobels, which are due to be announced next week. Produced by a science humor magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research, the event was celebrated at a raucous event at Harvard University, during which each recipient received his or her prize from a genuine Nobel laureate.
July 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Science 86, the award-winning popular science magazine that helped pioneer a trend toward glossy, technical publications for lay readers, will cease publication with its current issue and sell some assets to Time Inc., it was announced Friday. The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, which began publishing the magazine as Science 80 in the fall of 1979, said it is selling its Science 86 subscriber list and licensing the publication's name to Time for two years as part of the deal.
January 28, 1997
Techniclone Corp., the Tustin developer of tumor treatments, is already trumpeting research advances by a company it's about to acquire. Techniclone announced last week that a study in 21 mice by the founding scientist of Princeton, N.J.-based Peregrine Pharmaceuticals suggests that cells inside solid tumors can be selectively targeted and starved to death. The scientist, Dr.
December 11, 1987
An immense celestial cloud is collapsing upon itself and giving birth to giant stars, confirming a classic theory of how stars are created, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. In a report being published today in Science magazine, they said at least a dozen stars already have formed in a huge ring at the core of the gas cloud known as W49A. Others are still being formed.
August 8, 1988 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sensitive new technique for detecting which genes are active has been developed by cell biologists at UC San Francisco and Cetus Corp. of Emeryville. The researchers reported last week in Science magazine that they had used the technique to show conclusively that macrophages, the scavenger cells of the immune system, produce several growth factors that stimulate healing in human wounds.
January 4, 1988
The earth's protective ozone layer has been thinning out around the world, not just over the South Pole, according to a new analysis of satellite data that was promptly disowned by the government agency that sponsored the study. Writing in the latest edition of the widely respected Science magazine, Kenneth P.
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