| Oct 1, 2009
In the world according to "The Invention of Lying," truth rules because no one has thought of the alternative. Bus advertisements for Coke keep it short and simple ("It's very famous"). First encounters are brutal affairs ("Hi. I'm threatened by you"),...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com.
Please include your...
| Mar 8, 2009
With a dozen high-def cameras and a couple of camcorders, plus pens, notebooks, sketch pads and laptops, more than 40 people spent three recent weeks in a black-box theater on the campus of UC San Diego documenting what was occurring there.
The object of...
| Mar 8, 2009
Does any development scheme ever really die in Orange County? Apparently not, even at a time when more than 5 percent of its homes have been in foreclosure. Just consider the amazing resurrection of something called Camino Reale in the rural southeast...
| Mar 28, 2009
The U.S. Army in recent years has rushed a number of medical innovations onto the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan with little testing or data to support them, and then altered or abandoned them when they didn't live up to expectations.
| Mar 29, 2009
The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous.
Advanced battle dressings,...
| Nov 30, 2009
Ever since two Ohio bike shop owners named Wright changed the world, tinkerers have been using the bicycle as a launching pad for new ideas. Now, in an effort to get America outdoors and exercising more, modern-day inventors are tapping the unique...
| Dec 21, 2009
She has been old for so long that she can remember when the first graying hairs and the withering of her churned milk complexion seemed to matter, as if the obliteration of her youth signaled the end of something. That was 20 years ago. At 82, Helen...
| Jan 10, 2010
Despite the binary nature of his own neural wiring, each synapse an on/off switch, passing electrochemical messages from axon to dendrite, Jaron Lanier will be the first to tell you that the mind is not a digital device. We are analog creatures,...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 11:34 AM
When two weeks of climate negotiations finally wound to an overtime finish in Copenhagen, the goal of a new binding treaty to combat global warming still looked elusively far away. And, even for climate activists, the question was: "Is that so bad?"...
| Sep 13, 2010
President Obama's proposal to boost the research tax credit for businesses is widely seen as necessary to bolster American competitiveness in the global economy.
But even if the $100-billion plan is approved, it won't begin to address the fundamental...