| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:05 AM
PHILADELPHIA And now, from the department of vital information that it never occurred to you to think about, we bring you earwax odor.
Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that compared to whites, the earwax of east Asian people...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:35 PM
UCF is trying to cash in on the football team's immense success, with the joy fans feel over the Knights already translating into more money.
"The pride factor is just everywhere," said Bob Holmes, chief executive officer for the UCF Foundation, the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos are newly licensed to operate online gambling sites. It's good news for them: After seven straight years of sinking profits, the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada predicts that if brick-...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:44 AM
For all the preaching, posturing and finger-pointing at gays for undermining traditional marriage, evangelical Christians have a higher divorce rate than nonelivers, according to report by Baylor University's Council on Contemporary Families....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood.
Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:48 AM
A new Baylor University study has found a growing segment of evangelicals who, while opposing homosexuality, are no longer strongly against gay rights.
Dubbed the "Messy Middle," these evangelicals may have a voice in the gay marriage debate, the Baylor...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:35 PM
FALFURRIAS, Texas — The South Texas sun had scorched the woman's face. Flies swarmed over her lips. Under a nearby mesquite plant, a plastic water jug lay empty.
Brooks County Chief Deputy Sheriff Urbino Martinez picked it up and walked back to...
| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
| May 13, 2013
Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years
Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WEST, Texas (AP) — The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder put folding chairs in a hay pasture and improvised a pulpit on a truck flatbed. At the elementary...