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  • Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?

    Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?
    How bad is California’s drought? “Imagine a disaster movie in which 22 million people are told that they have only 12 to 18 months of water left. Unless Southern Californians pull together, we will be making that movie,” water...
  • 8 million rats in New York? Not even close, study says

    8 million rats in New York? Not even close, study says
    Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City? If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society,...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says

    A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says
    There may be 8 million stories in the Big Apple, but one of them - that New York City is home to 8 million rats, or one for every human resident - is probably a tall tale, according to research by a Columbia University statistician. In truth, the city's...
  • Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR

    Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Pop trio AJR is 'ready' to move to 'Infinity' with new disc

    Pop trio AJR is 'ready' to move to 'Infinity' with new disc
    In many ways, the story of new pop sensations AJR could only have happened  in New York City. The three brothers, native New Yorkers then ages 8-15, fall in love with their parents’ Beach Boys and Simon and Garfunkel  records and, in their home in...
  • Big Soda's false populism

    In its $10.5-million spending binge to defeat soda tax measures in Berkeley and San Francisco in November — and to stem the nationwide push to hold Big Soda accountable for epidemic diseases related to sugar overconsumption — the soda industry...
  • UIC links to North Lawndale in Obama library bid

     UIC links to North Lawndale in Obama library bid
    The University of Illinois at Chicago plans to submit a lofty proposal to create an Obama presidential library corridor, using public transportation to link its Near West Side academic campus to a desolate site in North Lawndale that has been devoid of...
  • 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-...