| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Did you hear that? A shrill suctioning sound, followed by a loud thud?
That was our money being sucked out of Florida and landing in Boston.
Cutting-edge research done at Scripps Florida in Jupiter attracted the attention of a Boston venture-capital...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass.
A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| May 18, 2009
Stand in front of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research's new building and you can't help but think, "Boy, there sure is a lot of land out here — empty land."
The completion of Burnham's 175,000-square-foot building is certainly a milestone....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché.
There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
| Jan 14, 2013
Details of the West Memphis 3 investigation can only be described as ridiculous.
“They had one guy say that I looked at him and made him levitate. And this is in police records,” says Damien Echols, who in 2011 was freed from prison after...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
"The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas
The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
If the producers of television's hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” ever need to add a teenage star to their cast of brilliant, eccentric minds, then Jasmin Joseph of Woodland Hills El Camino Real would fit right in.
She's an aspiring...
| Sep 15, 2009
People arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes in Orange County can now opt to give a sample of their DNA, along with a $75 processing fee, to the district attorney in exchange for their charges being dropped. The Board of Supervisors......