| 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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Greg Jenko, 50, has joined Ernst & Young as a principal in the firm's Information Technology Transformation Advisory practice. He had been a global managing director at Accenture. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
| Aug 12, 2014
Some years ago, faculty and administrators at Princeton University looked around and asked, "Why are so many of our students getting A's?" Grade inflation seemed to be a real phenomenon in New Jersey's Ivy League school, with A's accounting for nearly...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:16 AM
"The Biggest Loser" is changing up its format by having 20 former athletes compete this season, and one is former WNBA standout Vanessa Hayden of Orlando.
Hayden, 32, is currently a child welfare specialist. She attended the University of Florida,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth.
Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile?
Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his...
| Aug 4, 2014
The number of gay enclaves in Chicago and other large cities is on the increase but a deconcentrated population, while good from a societal standpoint, could lead to a more fragmented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, a suburban Chicago...