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  • Animals and humans sometimes kill their young -- the question is why

    Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims: 132 children who died — many of them shot at close range.
  • How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces

    The National Children's Study was launched with a fanfare of expectation and ambition in 2000. The idea was to follow 100,000 American children from the pre-natal stage to age 21, collecting an unprecedented volume of data on "environmental influences...

    Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally

    Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally
    "Unbroken" will hit theaters nationwide Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The inspiring film directed by Angelina Jolie tells the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who lived in a raft for 47 days with two other survivors after a near-fatal...

    Sunset magazine's iconic headquarters, garden are sold

    Sunset magazine's iconic headquarters, garden are sold
    Sunset editor-in-chief Peggy Northrop vividly remembers the first time she walked into the magazine's iconic offices in Menlo Park. "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," she says. But she's also a lifelong publishing vet who had seen the financials,...

    The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation

    The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation
    A years-long effort at Wellesley College to turn back the tide of grade inflation shows how tough it is. An article in the latest issue of the alumnae magazine shows that as much as everyone knows those straight-A grades don’t mean nearly what...