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  • Is Syria conflict a case study for climate change?

    Is Syria conflict a case study for climate change?
    Science just served up a double coupon for the argumentative: A new study suggests that climate change is driving a Middle East conflict that brought the Islamic State to prominence. Climate change contributed to the severity of a record-setting drought...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

    Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...
  • Edith Furstenberg, social worker

    Edith Furstenberg, social worker
    Edith H. Furstenberg, a retired Children's Guild social worker and family matriarch, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 2 at Roland Park Place. The former Guilford resident was 104. Born in Baltimore on May 20, 1910, she was the daughter of Sidney...
  • Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'

    Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'
    Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim. The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
  • Pushed out, overpoliced and underprotected

    It's long been known that black students are suspended or expelled from school at rates far higher than their white counterparts and that these disparities can have far-reaching consequences on their lives. Less well known, however, is that racial...
  • CBS: '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon killed in crash

    CBS: '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon killed in crash
     Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73. "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott...
  • The Honorary Pediatric Society

    The Honorary Pediatric Society
    I remember the exact moment last year when the doctors told me I had a tumor growing in my brain. I was at rehearsal for my final high school drama production before graduation when I got a text from my mom telling me to go to the hospital immediately....
  • Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian

    Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian
    Orrin Keepnews, a Grammy-winning music producer and writer who recorded and worked closely with such well-known jazz artists as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery, died Sunday at his home in El...
  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass. There was one creature, however, that...
  • NY colleges taking part in national policy issue simulation

    Several New York universities and colleges are participating in a national competition that has students come up with a solution to a simulated health care policy problem facing local, state and federal legislators. The University at Albany's Rockefeller...