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  • The changing face of the oil industry in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska On some things, the Alaska leaders of the oil giants BP, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell agree: The state's oil future remains solid despite today's global oil glut. Any natural gas development will require cooperation among a large...
  • Snapchat's Evan Spiegel tells USC grads to 'voice your dissent'

    Snapchat's Evan Spiegel tells USC grads to 'voice your dissent'
    Crazy? Arrogant? Entitled? Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told USC graduates that he's been called all that and worse. However people want to criticize him, Spiegel said that he's only being human. In a commencement address Friday, he urged the...
  • Montana: Stanford, Dartmouth mailers broke campaign laws

    Researchers at Stanford University and Dartmouth College broke Montana laws when they sent mailers about the state's two Supreme Court races to more than 100,000 voters in 2014, Montana's campaign regulator said Tuesday. The postcards sent in October...
  • Barrington High School seniors ace ACT tests

    Barrington High School seniors ace ACT tests
    Three students at Barrington High School delivered perfect ACT scores and were honored May 19 at the District 220 Board of Education meeting. "This is a huge accomplishment. They are very deserving seniors," said Principal Steve McWilliams. Students...
  • Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

    Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse. While no one has yet reported making morphine in the laboratory from scratch,...
  • Around Broadneck: Arnold youngster participates in a unique clinical trial

    Around Broadneck: Arnold youngster participates in a unique clinical trial
    Last week was the first time Arnold Elementary School third grader Olivia Hopkinson, 9, ever saw an Orioles game live. There are only half a dozen times a year that she could see them at Camden Yards. Orioles management reserves a specially clean and...
  • A look at why stress may be good for you

    Kelly McGonigal is a convert. A health psychologist who teaches at Stanford University, for years she had held to the conventional view that stress is bad for you. But when a few years ago McGonigal came across research that suggested stress is bad...
  • Editorial: Resolving to treat everyone equally

    The Burbank PTA Council — backed by the Glendale PTA Council and others in their shared district — recently mounted a successful campaign to convince the state PTA to support a change in the way health education is taught to all students,...
  • Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner

    Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner
    A decade ago I happened upon David Gessner's book of essays, "Sick of Nature," at an environmental writing conference. Drawn to the title essay, I was fascinated by Gessner's attempt to redefine nature writing — to move beyond all the quiet...
  • Exterminator convicted in slaying of Philadelphia doctor

    An exterminator accused of strangling a pediatrician who questioned his work and then tying her up with equestrian gear and setting her body on fire has been convicted of first-degree murder, arson and related offenses. Jason Smith, 39, faces a mandatory...
  • Swastikas found at three student residences at Stanford University

    Swastikas found at three student residences at Stanford University
    Stanford University is investigating a series of hate-fueled graffiti, including swastikas, found at student housing units and a fraternity house on campus. Swastikas and anarchy symbols were spray-painted early Sunday at the BOB house for students...