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  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for

    The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for
    During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...
  • Chrysler Museum names new director

    Chrysler Museum names new director
    The Chrysler Museum of Art has selected Erik H. Neil as its next director. Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010. “Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a...
  • The future of universities: The digital degree

    From Oxford's quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life after graduation, universities are facing questions about their own future. The higher-...
  • Facebook policy didn't mention 'research' at time of controversial experiment

    Fueling more debate over a controversial experiment, Facebook acknowledged Tuesday that its official data-use policy didn't specifically list "research" among the ways that members' information might be used at the time it was conducting a study to see...
  • Fusing physics, cryptography to solve a nuclear inspection paradox

    Fusing physics, cryptography to solve a nuclear inspection paradox
    The solution to ridding nations of nuclear warheads may come from a simple puzzle involving marbles. That, at least, is what lies at the core of a warhead verification protocol designed by a Princeton University team, published this week in the...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize

    UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize
    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize. Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
  • Reinstatement of defrocked minister may be appealed

    PHILADELPHIA Frank Schaefer's battle may not be over. A Methodist church panel on Tuesday found that the pastor from Lebanon, Pa., was wrongly defrocked for officiating at his son's gay wedding. While Schaefer celebrated and planned a move to...
  • Getting to the heart of why social media works

    Why do online social networking sites exist? This is not a rhetorical question. Why were they not just a quickly passing fad? Two decades after the concept came to prominence, why are more than 500 million people still flocking to sites such as...
  • Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86
    Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86. "Flowers...