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  • Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief

    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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Bipartisanship begins with seeing the other side's humanity

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One convention down, one to go. To borrow from a more successful Clint Eastwood appearance: It's halftime in America. It was certainly an amazing week in Tampa, and I'm not talking about empty chairs -- or empty suits or empty speeches....
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • 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...
  • 9 Arrested in Black Friday Protest at Paramount Walmart

    9 Arrested in Black Friday Protest at Paramount Walmart
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Sheriff's deputies were called in to break up a crowd of as many as 500 protesters outside of a Walmart in Paramount on Friday. Employees had organized a demonstration outside the store as part of a nationwide protest organized by...
  • Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize

    Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86. Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
  • 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...
  • Push On To Curb Wild Fraternities

    Incidents at two Connecticut colleges — and others — show that institutions of higher learning must do more to curb the negative behavior typically associated with fraternity membership. •A former Wesleyan University student who says...