| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
"The computer will...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university.
The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The intense competition of a presidential campaign almost always generates innovation, from the first television ads for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 to Bill Clinton's rapid-response war room in 1992 to George W. Bush's get-out-the-vote drive in 2004....
| Sep 24, 2013
Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama.
It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Robert N. Bellah, a UC Berkeley sociologist who turned the analysis of religion's role in American society into a bestselling book and a thriving academic pursuit, died Tuesday at an Oakland hospital. He was 86.
The cause was complications after heart...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Helen Gao is one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Macro Economics test this past May.
The 18-year-old Princeton University freshman graduated from Dulaney High School in Baltimore County last June and...
| Dec 14, 2013
It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits.
This is to those people:
I'm sorry this is happening.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:38 AM
UC Riverside officials are in the process of notifying anyone on campus who may have had contact with a student advisor who was diagnosed with meningitis this past weekend.
A campus spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the advisor has been hospitalized,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:12 AM
A student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, making the campus the third university in California to report an outbreak of the disease.
The announcement from school officials this week comes just days after a student...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:59 PM
W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78.
Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...