| Oct 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live.
Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby?
I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.
Researchers at Princeton University used more than 140 million U.S. birth records to track groups of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year.
Two hours later, Obama...
| May 16, 2014
In Rivka Galchen's short story collection "American Innovations," life is both simpler and more complicated than it seems.The main characters, most of them young professional women, generally live in a recognizable contemporary world that seems to have...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:01 AM
The changes brought about by digital publishing are forcing the closure of California Princeton Fulfillment Services, a New Jersey-based fulfillment company that provides books for the University of California Press and Princeton University Press....
| May 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Thomas D. Washburne Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler whose specialty was estate planning, died Tuesday of an unknown neurological disorder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 86.
The son of Hempstead Washburne, a lawyer, and Mary...
| May 2, 2014
It's evening when I feel pangs of home. When the sun falls far enough in its arc — well before it actually sets — it is lost behind the red brick three-flats of my neighborhood in West Town. All that's left of the sunset is a static light,...