| Dec 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's a question that's caused more than a few brawls among academics: Just why do humans engage in bloody combat when the risk to life and limb is so high?
Some anthropologists have argued that warfare must confer an evolutionary benefit to warriors, or...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future.
In the decade since he...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk.
But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:16 AM
There was Nikhil Patel's name printed in the scientific journal alongside other researchers who have devoted decades studying their fields and already collected their PhDs.
The journal's editorial staff knew little that Nikhil was different.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:18 PM
As Laguna Beach's new mayor, Bob Whalen said the city's arts community needs a spark.
Some arts institutions in town are operating on narrow margins, while others struggle to find venues for their work, Whalen said Monday as he discussed goals for the...
| 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 19, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims:...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three?
That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
For a political columnist, there is no better or more exciting time that the weeks right before and right after an election.
So Charles Krauthammer is coming to Hampton Roads at just the right time. Krauthammer, whose syndicated column runs in the Daily...
| Nov 17, 2014
Nicco Mele, the Internet strategist credited with pushing political campaigns into the digital era, has been named deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
"We intend to be one of the great journalism organizations of the 21st century, not just the...