| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:09 PM
Duke University canceled plans Thursday to broadcast a weekly Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel, a move that was originally intended to reflect the school’s commitment to religious pluralism but instead backfired.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis.
How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Lettuce and tomato. This was the code name for Lexi Wallace and Tom Atwood. A name given to them, without their knowledge, during the first week of orientation at Duke University.
Tom, from Woodstock, Conn., met Lexi, who grew up in Arizona, in the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data.
Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales.
Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
A Boca Raton-based charity that focuses on fishing is getting ready to expand into several new locations to help disadvantaged children learn environmental awareness and ocean science.
Fishing for Families in Need was started by Lucas Metropulos, a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:05 PM
When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it.
Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Blame the victim" is the standard default response in our country for rape and domestic-abuse cases.
She dressed inappropriately. The sex was consensual, and she just got upset the morning after. He or she provoked matters, and it escalated into a...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream.
With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M."
She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...