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  • 'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy

    'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy
    In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
  • Exercise: Choose your own potential

    Exercise: Choose your own potential
    Long ago I had one of those "choose-your-own adventure" books based on a James Bond movie, and I made bad choices; the poor British spy kept getting consumed in a vat of molten lava, impaled on a bunch of spiky things or became an appetizer for...
  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
  • Finger Lakes book a guide to good eating

     Finger Lakes book a guide to good eating
    What's not to like about upstate New York's Finger Lakes region? Consider the farmers markets, wine trails, rieslings, its Cornell chicken and grilled meat sandwiches called spiedies, its high-profile restaurants and an August weekend dedicated to...
  • Seize the day

    Seize the day
    Monday gets a bad rap as being the week's most miserable day. But ever since elementary school, Cortney Anderson's true nemesis has been Sunday. The unfinished homework. The race against the clock for a few last licks of freedom. The quiet that...
  • Thirsty for beer? There's a robot for that

    Thirsty for beer? There's a robot for that
    Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for...
  • Saturn's icy moon Enceladus squirts water from 'tiger stripes'

    Saturn's icy moon Enceladus squirts water from 'tiger stripes'
    Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and...
  • Former Hopkins president Steven Muller dies

    Former Hopkins president Steven Muller dies
    Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85. A refugee as a child from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a...
  • Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not

    Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not
    A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.  It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
  • Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away

    Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away
    It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT. [Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
  • O'Malley appoints energy executive to PSC

    O'Malley appoints energy executive to PSC
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland. Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public...