| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight.
Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:41 PM
If there's one thing we can all agree on these days, it's that the world is collapsing around us and we're all going to die.
OK, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but things have been rather grim.
Civil unrest has made Ferguson, Mo., look like the...
| Aug 10, 2014
Ask many college presidents why tuition costs keep rising and you'll hear a litany of excuses: We have to pay superstar profs. Build comfortable facilities to attract hedonistic students. Keep up a sprawling, aging infrastructure. Offer more...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Rahadi Lohman's challenge was to replace a worn track pad button on a five-year-old Hewlett-Packard laptop.
But first he had to carefully remove a foot-long panel and safely put aside a collection of tiny screws.
"The left click button is worn away so...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Her parents sent her to college with invaluable advice, said Ashli Stempel: "Always sit in the front row. You never know who you'll meet."
Sure enough, during the first lecture she attended at Northeastern University in Boston, Stempel met Jim Stellar,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming....
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.
The equations, the physicist explained, are the mathematical building blocks for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.
Using a plane that was...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today's environment of ample food...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:54 PM
St. Mary's College of Maryland has selected as its new president a dean from a small Oregon college who has Maryland roots, the college announced Wednesday.
Tuajuanda Jordan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis...