Dr. Thomas Starzl, known as the “father of transplantation,” at 90. The renowned surgeon led the world’s first successful liver transplant operation in 1967, and developed antirejection drugs that opened the door to other transplant surgeries.
> Paula Fox, the prizewinning author, at 93. Fox wrote more than a dozen children’s books, including The Slave Dancer, which won her the Newbery Medal in 1974.
> Robert Osborne, the journalist and longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, at 84. The movie aficionado had been on TCM since its inception, in 1994.
An artificial mouse “embryo” from stem cells, by scientists for the first time. This breakthrough may help experts understand why many human pregnancies fail in the very early stages.
Anyone on a U.S. soccer team to “stand respectfully” during national anthems, according to a new U.S. Soccer policy. The policy, which comes after star Megan Rapinoe caused friction by kneeling during the anthem at two national team matches last year, was passed by the board of directors on Feb. 9 but came to light on March 4.
A commercial airplane around the world by an all-female crew for the first time, according to Air India. An all-women team, from the captains to the cabin crew, flew the Boeing 777 over the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco, and then back over the Atlantic Ocean.
This appears in the March 20, 2017 issue of TIME.