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  • Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse

    Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse
    They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook. The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our...
  • Twin study finds environment, and germs in it, overshadow genetics in shaping immune system

    How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out. After all, the immune system adapts throughout life to fight disease,...
  • Ayasdi CEO Gurjeet Singh uses 'big math' to tame big data

    MENLO PARK, Calif. Gurjeet Singh is chief executive officer and co-founder of a company that reflects an emerging trend in Silicon Valley the intersection of computer science and mathematics to tackle real world problems. A native of India, he earned his...
  • Remembering Robert Stone

    Remembering Robert Stone
    Robert Stone was not a joiner. This may be what I admired about him most. During the 1950s, while living in Manhattan, he moved around the edges of the Beat scene (his wife, Janice, worked at the Seven Arts, a Times Square coffee shop and Beat hangout);...
  • Secrets to (finally) stick to those New Year's resolutions

    January 1 has come and gone, which leads us to ask: How are those New Year's resolutions coming? If you have yet to visit your new gym or are white-knuckling it through your-no-more-sugar-forever vow, you have plenty of company. Something like 88 percent...
  • Have liberals lost the middle class?

    Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy -- minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation --...
  • Cass R. Sunstein: Fox, MSNBC really do reinforce partisan instincts

    Does your vote depend on which news channel you watch? If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, will you become more likely to vote Republican? Until recently, it has been impossible to answer that question empirically. Sure, Republicans tend to favor...
  • You are what you watch — on cable news

    By Cass R. Sunstein Does your vote depend on which news channel you watch? If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, will you become more likely to vote Republican? Until recently, it has been impossible to answer that question empirically. Sure,...
  • Andy Warhol Foundation finishes spree of art giveaways

    Andy Warhol Foundation finishes spree of art giveaways
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts said it has finished one of the biggest art giveaways of all time, sending the remaining contents of what rocker Lou Reed once dubbed "Andy's Chest"...
  • York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment

    York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment
    The York County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning amendment in mid-December to allow micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, micro-wineries and micro-cideries to expand in the county. There are 75 to 80 micro-breweries and brewpubs in Virginia, said...
  • New technologies harvest energy from movements, sound and more

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away. "Energy harvesting" promises to power innumerable consumer devices, often...