THE BOSS MATTERS » Staff writer Kerry Grens finds out what happens when researchers fight - and how to resolve conflict. Beef up your leadership skills and learn to create a better work environment at the Institute for Emotional Intelligence at Texas A&M University's annual conference, Feb. 22-23. For more, see

DARWIN DAY » Celebrate international Darwin day on Feb. 12 with parties and lectures hosted around the world (find one near you at And after the curtains come down, recuperate with a copy of a new biography appearing next month: Darwin's Origin of the Species: A Biography by Janet Browne and published by Grove/Atlantic.

ANDERSON SENTENCING » University of Southern California professor and self-professed father of gene therapy W. French Anderson is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 2, 2007, in the Pasadena County Courthouse for his conviction on child molestation charges. Follow our coverage...

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