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  • Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration

    Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration
    At a UC Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose — search and rescue. Smaller than the palm of a hand and weighing an ounce, the robots are fast, nimble, and equipped with microphones and thermostats...
  • California student accepted to every Ivy League school

    It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was...
  • Hearing to be held on divesting state from fossil fuel funds

    Massachusetts lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing on a handful of bills that seek to divest the state's pension fund from fossil fuel investments. The bills are scheduled to be heard before the Legislature's Committee on Public Service at the...
  • Frustration with Latin America's leftist leaders on the rise

     Frustration with Latin America's leftist leaders on the rise
    Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing...
  • Gas leaks mapped in Chicago neighborhoods; big source of climate pollution

    Gas leaks mapped in Chicago neighborhoods; big source of climate pollution
    Two weeks after an investigation slammed Peoples Gas for mismanaging a multibillion-dollar program to replace aging pipes under Chicago streets, new online maps have detailed wasteful and environmentally damaging methane leaks throughout several...
  • U. of C. to help build giant telescope, a 'venture into the unknown'

    U. of C. to help build giant telescope, a 'venture into the unknown'
    The University of Chicago will collaborate with 10 other institutions to build the largest optical telescope in the world — a $1 billion behemoth in South America that will allow scientists to peer farther into space than ever before, potentially...
  • The wannabe rockers and mustachioed dandies of Dennis Feldman's Hollywood Boulevard

    The wannabe rockers and mustachioed dandies of Dennis Feldman's Hollywood Boulevard
    For four years in the late 1960s and early '70s, photographer Dennis Feldman hit Hollywood Boulevard in his tattered jeans and cowboy boots, a Rolleiflex camera around his neck. There he captured people playing some very wild, very real roles. On this ...
  • More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

    Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War...
  • Words of wisdom from this year's commencement speakers

    Words of wisdom from this year's commencement speakers
    This year's college graduates may not need as much of a pep talk during graduation ceremonies as in recent years. The national unemployment rate is down to 5.4 percent, the lowest level since 2008. And employers plan to hire more graduates this year...
  • As Pennsylvania targets nursing homes, law firm could benefit

    As Pennsylvania targets nursing homes, law firm could benefit
    By Craig R. McCoy and Angela CouloumbisOf The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Last year, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office dropped subpoenas on dozens of nursing homes statewide, demanding facts about their staffing — an opening salvo in a...
  • Natalie Portman addresses Harvard grads; reflects on 'Black Swan,' insecurities

    Natalie Portman addresses Harvard grads; reflects on 'Black Swan,' insecurities
    Natalie Portman delivered Harvard University's Senior Class Day's keynote speech on Wednesday and reflected on her time in Cambridge, Mass., and its effects on her Academy Award-winning career. The "Thor: The Dark World" star imparted a wealth of...