| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:16 AM
Yale researchers are exploring whether certain medications, including one sold to help smokers kick the habit, can help heavy drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume.
Yale School of Medicine is conducting a clinical trial to see whether...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:03 PM
For the second year in a row, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education has been named the top graduate education program in the country by U.S. News and World Report, according to annual rankings released Tuesday.
Johns Hopkins’ 8-year-old...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:58 AM
The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library.
The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Dr. Jack M. Hirshon of New Port Richey, Florida passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 86.
Smilin’ Jack grew up in Boston, MA, attending Boston Latin before receiving his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his PhD from Columbia...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:45 PM
When Cypress Bay's Olivia Gott watched her sister, Maddie, sign with Columbia University for softball last year, she couldn't wait for her turn at plate.
The day came on Wednesday as she signed with Virginia as one of 17 Lightning prospects that inked...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:15 AM
Early in "Still Alice," Julianne Moore — as wife, mother and professor Alice Howland — faces a series of cognitive tests administered by her neurologist. She's begun forgetting things ranging from simple words to her location, and mistakenly...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:33 PM
Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the suburban counties in Pennsylvania and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases in body counts. Their rates have as much as tripled...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 5:39 PM
Carl J. Manone of Hellertown High School's Class of 1941 was the yearbook editor, class president and captain of the school's championship basketball team. He went on to Moravian College on a full scholarship, then transferred to Ursinus College.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:49 PM
In a meteorological twist, heat rising off urban sprawl is driving a trend toward fewer annual summer invasions of dense overcast known as June gloom in coastal Southern California areas, a new climate study says.
The study led by bioclimatologist A....
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.
In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:02 PM
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...