| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:28 PM
During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl drove millions of people out of the Great Plains. Thousands of the residents who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina never went back. Not that many thousands of years ago, shifts in Ice Age glaciers drew people from...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Call it mother's intuition, but Maria Hill knew something was up with her son.
He was having headaches, struggling academically and missing words when reading. When he read aloud, he would make up words to replace ones he didn't see. He also claimed the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:57 AM
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students.
Gutmann lay on the floor with student...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Frances Koons had a good wakeup call Saturday morning to get her going for the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships.
Her younger sister, Anne, due with her first child, was having labor pains. Koons, a former PIAA Class 3A track and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:31 AM
University of Florida President Bernie Machen will spend his first half decade out of office as a privately funded adviser to the Gainesville school.
Machen, who will step down as president at the end of December after 11 years leading the university,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Here's a radical idea: Let the people decide.
Since the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture last week, we have been treated to a predictable barrage of overheated hyperbole. The left says the CIA program was utterly...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Steve Leveen built his business on the benefits of reading. Delray Beach-based Levenger sells products for readers and writers.
So friends and colleagues are not surprised that in 2015 Leveen will be hitting the books in a more formal way — at...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Tipping a service person is illogical if you stop to think about it. Why would rational people voluntarily pay more for a service than they must?
Tipping is not as rampant in other countries as it is in the United States. And besides, who carries cash...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:42 PM
During nearly a century of life, Pauline Bower never stopped longing to learn.
Bower was taught how to drive on a Model T Ford in the late 1920s, and at age 98, after losing her sight, learned to voice-dial family members using Siri technology on an...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend.
The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...