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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...
  • Obama order allows sharing of data on cyberattacks

    Obama order allows sharing of data on cyberattacks
    President Barack Obama, appearing Friday at a summit on computer security, signed an executive order to make it easier for businesses to peer into the government's deep reservoirs of data on cyberattacks — the latest attempt to draw the private...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Roadmap Epigenomics Project reads between DNA's genetic instructions

    Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning. Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • Get The Most Out Of Your Naps

    Get The Most Out Of Your Naps
    In recent years, the nap has become better accepted — and better studied. According to a Pew Research Center study, one-third of adults in the United States take naps, and more men report napping than women. Although naps for adults may be gaining...
  • Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado

    A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists asked the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies. The university's governing Board of Regents...