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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News

    Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News
    In the era of status updates, Instagram filters and 140-character news alerts on Twitter, awareness in our current technological age orbits around our mobile devices. We check our screens more than 150 times a day, on average, motivated by the never-...
  • Alison Berger's glassworks branches into crystal and lighting fixtures

    Alison Berger's glassworks branches into crystal and lighting fixtures
    For Alison Berger, the journey to becoming a designer of fine hand-blown crystal and handsomely engineered lighting fixtures began with childhood summer nights catching fireflies in jars. "What I do is reminiscent of that nostalgic feeling of...
  • Experts try to tamp fears of airline Ebola risk

    WASHINGTON Video cameras at Liberia's Monrovia airport showed Patrick Sawyer lying on his stomach to ease his discomfort on July 23 before he boarded the first of two flights that would carry him and the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria. Sawyer, a Liberian-...
  • William German dies at 95; longtime editor at San Francisco Chronicle

    William "Bill" German, a veteran journalist who helped turn the San Francisco Chronicle into Northern California's dominant newspaper during his tenure as its editor, died Wednesday at his home in San Rafael after a long illness, the Chronicle reported....
  • New research tank might hold key to hurricane forecasts

    MIAMI When hurricanes sweep across the ocean's surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. The physics of that exchange nearly impossible to measure in the dangerous swirl of...
  • All five commission seats up for election in Pompano

    All five commission seats up for election in Pompano
    All five commission seats are up in this year's election Nov. 4, with three incumbents running and two seats up for grabs by a pool of mostly newcomers. Each district has its own set of issues, though most of the 14 candidates are concerned with...
  • 'Is Another Cold War Inevitable?' presentation to be hosted at Lafayette College Oct. 16

    An international political scientist will give a presentation at Lafayette College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Colton Chapel. Kimberly Marten will speak on "Is Another Cold War Inevitable? Observations on Vladimir Putin's Foreign Policy,"...
  • Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief

    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief
    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85. The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
  • Joseph V. Ridgely, Edgar Allan Poe scholar

    Joseph V. Ridgely, Edgar Allan Poe scholar
    Joseph Vincent Ridgely, a retired university professor who studied American literature and was a specialist in 19th-century Southern writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, died of complications from atrial fibrillation Sept. 27 at Holy Cross Hospital in...
  • Ann P. Lundy, native plant advocate

    Ann P. Lundy, native plant advocate
    Ann Porter Lundy, a former president of the Maryland Orchid Society and founder of Baltimore's chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society, died Sept. 28 of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She was 70. "She taught a lot of people about...