| Dec 29, 2013
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight.
The report focuses on the National...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in Utah on Monday, sending a go-slow signal as it suspended a federal district judge's decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
The terse order came...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:23 PM
FAMU trustees Thursday chose Elmira Mangum, a vice president at an Ivy League college in New York, to become the university's new president.
Mangum will be FAMU's 11th president and the first woman to hold that post in the 126-year history of Florida A&...
| Jan 11, 2014
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Citizen journalists on the West Coast may not want to consider Crystal Cox a member of their grass-roots club, but she has done them a considerable favor.
Cox, who describes herself as an "investigative blogger," ran into legal trouble after...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity.
In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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...