| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:29 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:40 AM
J. Edgar Thomson “JET” Rutter II departed to see the Lord on May 31, 2014, at age 83, after a short bout with cancer (it seemed longer.) J.E.T. Rutter was born in what he liked to call “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica,&...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:43 PM
May was a good month for Connecticut's labor market, with employers adding 5,800 more jobs than were eliminated.
The robust growth followed the addition of 1,700 jobs in April and 4,000 in March. On average, since February 2010, when the state started...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Each month we take a snapshot of recent local-author releases that have come to our attention. Here's this month's list.
"Connected" by Alvin "King Pen" Jones. Fiction/Urban. Jones, a Newport News native who is currently incarcerated, stated...