| May 1, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Is Silicon Valley in a "bubble"?
When you start asking that question of people, the first reply you inevitably get is: Well, what do you mean by 'bubble'?
To which I reply: Well, um, er...
After fumbling around for an answer, I decided to call up...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83.
“Economics will miss him. The...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:36 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84.
His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Dr. M. Daniel Lane, a retired Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researcher, biochemist and esteemed teacher who studied the body's chemical processes that affect hunger, died of myeloma April 10 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City, the Associated Press reports. The author, known colloquially as Gabo, is 87 years old.
According to some news sources, Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized with...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Well, God bless John Kerry for trying.
It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Participant Media is joining Image Nation Abu Dhabi as co-financer of the upcoming documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. Docu is being helmed by "Waiting for Superman" director...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary.
In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:21 PM
This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I&...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high name...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Colombian author and journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 for his novel "100 Years of Solitude," died Thursday. He was 87 and had been recovering from a recent bout with pneumonia at his Mexico City home in the days...