| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Psssst! Do you want to get freaky, give voice to your wildest or most romantic sexual Valentine's Day fantasies, and at the same time, contribute to legitimate scientific research? There's an app for that.
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Northampton County Council on Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a new public defender, Robert Eyer.
County Executive John Brown, a Republican, nominated Eyer, a Democrat, after pulling his ill-fated nomination of Robert Sletvold. Council...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
San Diego State University is getting a $20-million donation -- the largest single gift in the school's history -- to create several endowed student scholarships, officials announced Wednesday.
The gift comes from San Diego developer and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A former Baltimore Sun editor has been named president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and media strategy center with students around the world.
Timothy A. Franklin, 53, who served as editor and senior vice president of the Sun between...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned.
The changes are part of a...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:36 PM
A new study concludes that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" reduced teenage births by nearly 6% in the year and a half after the show started airing, countering concerns that the popular show has glamorized teen motherhood.
Teen motherhood has plummeted...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland,...