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Gift includes rare audio interviews, photos of jazz and rock icons

UCSC has received a gift of more than 1,000 photographs of renowned jazz and rock musicians from the late 1960s, taken by the late jazz scholar and historian, Frank Kofsky. The collection includes images of such recording artists as John Coltrane, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane. [More]

Nations increasingly adopting jury system in global trend

Countries around the world are embracing the jury system in a wave of judicial reform that is democratizing jurisprudence in nations as diverse as South Korea, Mexico, and Japan, according to jury expert Hiroshi Fukurai. [More]

How to make the brightest supernova ever: explode, collapse, repeat

A supernova observed last year was so bright--about 100 times as luminous as a typical supernova--that it challenged the theoretical understanding of what causes supernovae. But Stan Woosley, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, had an idea that he thought could account for it. [More]