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  • Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

    Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square
    Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring. Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
  • Geek chic: Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss goes to Harvard

    Geek chic: Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss goes to Harvard
    Karlie Kloss has temporarily traded in her lingerie for school supplies and is hitting the books -- at Harvard, no less. The Victoria's Secret Angel fulfilled the fantasies of those hoping she was a smarty-pants by enrolling in a course at the elite...
  • The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain

    The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain
    Should Harvard University have tried to stop a campus group from celebrating (or “reenacting”) a satanic “black Mass” scheduled for Monday evening in the basement of ┬áthe university’s Memorial Hall? I don’t think so,...
  • Did Sheryl 'Lean In' Sandberg turn her back on Boston hotel workers?

    Sheryl Sandberg may be finding that the problem with turning herself into an advocate for unappreciated women in the workplace is that there are a lot of unappreciated women out there who need her help. But it certainly sounds like the eminent...
  • Resveratrol in the diet is no help at all, study says

    Resveratrol in the diet is no help at all, study says
    So you've been feeling virtuous quaffing red wine, nibbling on dark chocolate and popping grapes, thinking you're reaping the life-extending, disease-fighting, health-promoting benefits of resveratrol. You'll need to think again, suggests a new study,...
  • Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

    Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember
    The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the...
  • Supreme Court smacks down patent lawyers

    Scratch a patent-law expert and you'll find a Supreme Court critic. Most patent lawyers I know disdain the Supreme Court, or at least think it should butt out of their disputes and let the Federal Circuit, made up of experienced patent-law judges, do...
  • Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers

    Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers
    Thank goodness (but not God) for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. If it weren't for her, Monday's Supreme Court ruling upholding prayer before town council meetings in the upstate New York town of Greece would have been a straight-religion vote, with the court'...
  • Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum

    Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum
    After more than a decade as a curator and administrator on the Los Angeles art scene at the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture and design specialist Brook Hodge is heading to Manhattan as deputy director of Cooper-Hewitt,...
  • NBA record $2 billion offered for Clippers

    Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los...
  • 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

    As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...