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  • US colleges bringing in chaplains to serve the nonbelievers

    When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. It wasn't so much that the pastor's son no longer believed in God; he'd never been that much of a believer anyway. What he missed, Campolo...
  • Harvard grads lead IPO class of 2014

    Harvard is top of the IPO class for 2014. The Ivy League school is the alma mater for seven chief executives who led their companies' IPOs last year. That's more than twice the amount of the next highest schools in the rankings, according to figures from...
  • Obama daughter tours colleges alone or with Mom, not Dad

    President Barack Obama is missing out on part of his oldest daughter's life: her college campus tours as she tries to figure out where to study in two years. He was absent when 16-year-old Malia toured Stanford University and the University of California...
  • Tim Draper: Venture capitalist's eccentricity 'runs deep'

    SAN MATEO, Calif. As a third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper gauges the motivation of entrepreneurs who pitch him. Are they true believers or opportunists? Are they committed for the long haul, or just hoping to cash out? Now that he's proposed...
  • DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest

    DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest
    Deerfield High School teacher Brett Schwartz instructs his students in communication and he is a renowned storyteller himself. Before he was a teacher, Schwartz was a filmmaker. He continues to create movies and his short documentary, "Rare Tea Cellar,"...
  • Testing for 'mortality': Why I measured my telomeres. Should you?

    The moment will come, we know, when we're whisked off life's stage. But when? It's a mystery that has haunted humans since the dawn of civilization. If it's soon, we can cancel that dental appointment, quit the job and take a dream vacation. If not, plan...
  • For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships

    For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships
    After wading through Penn State's various recruiting rankings Wednesday, James Franklin dropped a notable aside: He's not finished. "So if anybody knows of anybody out there who wants to get a world-class education, wants to play big-time football,...
  • 3-D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

    SAN JOSE, Calif. It sounds like something from a science fiction plot: So-called three-dimensional printers are being used to fashion prosthetic arms and hands, jaw bones, spinal-cord implants and one day perhaps even living human body parts. While the...
  • True lies

    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane...
  • Animals on ice: Research at 'Frozen Zoo' gene bank aims to resurrect near extinct species

    Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen. Today, the survival of the northern...
  • Harvard bans professor-undergrad romances; California schools, not so much

    Harvard University banned professors from having “sexual or romantic relationships” with undergraduates -- a much more stringent policy than what some of California's largest and most prominent universities have on the books. The Harvard...