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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.
December 17, 2010 | By Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times
The Palmdale Bulge ? it sounded like some sort of waistline problem afflicting middle-aged men. But it referred to something even more ominous in the mid-1970s ? the reported uplift of the Earth's crust by as much as 18 inches along the San Andreas fault in the Antelope Valley. Scientists wondered if it was the harbinger of a giant earthquake. Or perhaps a volcano. Southern Californians were uneasy in the aftermath of the 1971 Sylmar quake that killed 64. Stories of West Coast disaster were also trendy in the popular arts, whether it was author Curt Gentry's temblor tale "The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California"; the motion picture "Earthquake" (goodbye, Capitol Records tower)
Joseph H. Greenberg, a Stanford University anthropological linguist respected by colleagues for his classification of African languages but reviled by some for his similar treatment of Native American tongues, has died at the age of 85. Greenberg, who recently explored common threads linking European and Asian languages, died May 7 in Palo Alto of pancreatic cancer.
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 18, 2000 | ASHLEY DUNN
A team of UCLA chemists has moved a step closer to building computer components based not on silicon but on organic chemicals, with the creation of a rudimentary molecular switch that can be repeatedly turned on and off--a necessary property to make a usable computer logic gate. The team, headed by James R. Heath and J. Fraser Stoddart, reported in today's issue of Science magazine that the new switches could be reused hundreds of times, a major advance over its previous effort.
July 8, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So, you have to fly soon, but Saturday's dramatic crash of an Asiana Airlines jetliner in San Francisco has given you a bad case of the jitters?  Short of driving, or taking the train or a ship -- or canceling your trip -- there's not much choice for modern-day travelers besides airliners.   But, is there anything you can do to increase your odds of survival in a plane crash? Yes. You can watch where you sit -- and find a seat in the back of the plane. Remember that statistics class you failed in high school?
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