| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies.
New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show.
| Dec 23, 2014
It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Mobility throughout Laguna Beach, whether by foot, car or bicycle, was a recurring theme in 2014 as the city took strides to address safety on the busiest thoroughfares, including adopting a bike safety plan after a cyclist was killed along Coast...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience.
When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:07 PM
HARRISBURG — When the sun has set over the Susquehanna River here, Sgt. David DeLellis leads his two-man squad on patrol to retake streets that surround the 5-acre state Capitol complex.
"I want one to the left and one to the right," DeLellis...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research.
Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...
| 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...