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  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says
    Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...
  • Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian

    Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...
  • Bold choice for FAMU leader holds promise: Editorial

    It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...
  • 9 ways restaurants get you to spend more

    Times are tough for restaurants. The average check size has increased just 1.7 percent per year over the past five years, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. That's because diners are watching what they spend at restaurants by forgoing...
  • Beat weight worries: Strike an energy balance

    If you take in less energy than your body requires, you lose weight; when you take in more than you need, you gain weight. When your energy is in perfect balance, you maintain your weight. It seems so easy, but two out of three adults are overweight or...
  • Are Americans stuck with tipping?

    Should tipping be abolished? Many are calling for just that, arguing that there’s no correlation between better service and better tips and that tips are often abused. But another question is: Can tipping be abolished? Experts -- and history --...
  • 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...
  • Two magic words make regular coffee taste better, study finds

    Scientists have come upon two magic words capable of making consumers believe a plain old cup of coffee tastes better and should be more expensive: "eco-friendly." In a series of experiments, researchers asked people to sample two identical cups of...
  • 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...
  • Room service may be on its last wheels

    Room service may be on its last wheels
    The dueling futures of hotel food service collided in Manhattan one recent Tuesday. On the very day that the New York Hilton Midtown did away with room service, the Affinia Dumont began a partnership with grocery-delivery service FreshDirect to bring...