Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 11:15 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Photo: Lionel Hahn, TNS Notable Deaths of 2018 Notable Deaths of 2018 Photo: Antonella Ragazzoni / Eyeem/Getty Images/EyeEm Willie McCovey, 1938-2018: Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. He was 80. A first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league seasons, 19 of them with the Giants. He also played for the Athletics and Padres. less Willie McCovey, 1938-2018: Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of … [Read more...] about Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95
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By David GrimmJun. 26, 2018 , 2:45 PM BEAVERTON, OREGON—As soon as the big yellow school bus pulls into the parking lot of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) here, it’s clear that many of the high school students on board don’t know what they’ve signed up for. They know that science happens somewhere on this wooded, 70-hectare campus west of Portland—and that they may get to see monkeys—but everything else is a mystery. “Are we going to go into some giant underground lair?” asks a lanky sophomore in a hoodie, imagining that the center is set up like a video game or Jurassic Park. Diana Gordon is here to disabuse him of both notions. As the education and outreach coordinator of the country’s largest primate research center, she spends her days guiding students, Rotary clubs, and even wedding parties through the facility. Here, visitors see monkeys in their habitats and meet scientists—all while learning, … [Read more...] about ‘A cataclysmic wake-up call’: Can more candor win back support for animal research?