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  • War: Is it really just about getting the ladies?

    War: Is it really just about getting the ladies?
    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...
  • Outspoken economist could help shape state's future

    Outspoken economist could help shape state's future
    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...
  • Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?

    Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?
    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...
  • Young teens push limits as college researchers

    Young teens push limits as college researchers
    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. Nikhil...
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception
    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...
  • New Laguna mayor puts focus on the arts

    New Laguna mayor puts focus on the arts
    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...
  • Levenger founder Steve Leveen returns to school at Harvard

    Levenger founder Steve Leveen returns to school at Harvard
    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...
  • Animals and humans sometimes kill their young -- the question is why

    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:...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs
    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...
  • Krauthammer to speak in Norfolk on Tuesday

    Krauthammer to speak in Norfolk on Tuesday
    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...
  • L.A. Times names Internet strategist Nicco Mele deputy publisher

    L.A. Times names Internet strategist Nicco Mele deputy publisher
    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...