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  • FAMU committee recommends 2 candidates for presidential post

    FAMU committee recommends  2 candidates for presidential post
    Two people will be interviewed by FAMU's board of trustees on Wednesday in hopes of becoming president of Florida's only public, historically black university. The presidential search committee for Florida A&M University decided Monday to recommend...
  • Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health

    Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health
    Playing a sport in high school may have health benefits well beyond graduation, a new study found. Those who played varsity sports were found to remain active decades later, and that resulted in better health and improved mental well being as a senior,...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew

    The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks. Mandela leaves...
  • Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin

    Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin
    To many readers, environmental stories are dead on arrival. They lack human characters, the thinking goes, and they're predictable: a creature or ecosystem is gravely damaged by humanity's greed. So maybe it's best not to bill "Full Fathom Five: Ocean...
  • Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say

    Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say
    It’s not just what you eat but where and how you eat that seems to affect obesity, say researchers who looked at the effects of family dinner rituals. Families who frequently ate dinner in the kitchen or dining room had significantly lower body...
  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La CaƱada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...
  • Seth MacFarlane Slams Partisan Influence in Science at Carl Sagan Tribute

    Few people would argue that when it came to communicating the dense world of science, no one did it better than the astronomer Carl Sagan. With his popular 1980 public TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," his frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show"...
  • Greg Dollarhyde is Veggie Grill's 'chief energizing officer'

    Greg Dollarhyde is Veggie Grill's 'chief energizing officer'
    The gig: Greg Dollarhyde, 61, runs Veggie Grill, where the CEO title, he says, stands for "chief energizing officer." The Santa Monica fast-casual restaurant chain, which serves all plant-based food, was launched in 2006. The number of units doubled...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
  • China poised to surpass U.S. on business travel spending by 2016

    For years Americans have led the world in business travel spending. That is about to change. With China's economy surging, business travel spending from the world's most populous country is expected to jump 14% in 2013 and 17% next year, according to...