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  • In Theory: Does belief in a higher power inspire more risk-taking?

    Reminders of God, or the concept of a supreme being, may make people more likely to take risks, according to a study at Stanford University published in the journal Psychological Science. In previous studies, religiosity — reminders of God —...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have...
  • Memo to educators: Intelligence isn't fixed

    Memo to educators: Intelligence isn't fixed
    Is intelligence fixed or changeable? Is it a quality you can develop like strong muscles, or one you were born with, like eye color or sexual orientation? This is not merely an ivory tower question: It is key to how schools work and whether making...
  • Global warming opponents face a new inquisition

    Global warming opponents face a new inquisition
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile,...
  • With memoir, teen writes new chapter of an already storied life

    Scientist, inventor, celebrity and now, at age 18 — author. Jack Andraka is a little different from most teens. He invented a cost-effective early detection test for pancreatic cancer at age 15, was invited as first lady Michelle Obama's guest...
  • Morton Grove to host Alzheimer's educational program

    Morton Grove will host an Alzheimer's educational program this April, according to a news release. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's educational program "Alzheimer's Research: Get Informed, Get Involved" will take place from 7...
  • Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more

    Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more
    We've been thinking a lot more about video on our mobile site this week, mostly because it's something that the website can finally handle after many readers rightfully complained that the clip of Bill Cosby being heckled was unavailable on the mobile...
  • Fracking study on water contamination under ethics review

    Drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania close to natural gas sites do not face a greater risk of methane contamination than those farther away, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). But the study is now being called...
  • For Erik Larson, the Lusitania's passengers are as alive as ever

    "Unmistakable and invulnerable, a floating village in steel, the Lusitania glided by in the night as a giant black shadow cast upon the sea ..." "When you think about the Lusitania, it's really been tucked away in high-school timelines as this...
  • Dancer's tour of L.A. includes Church of Scientology, Apple store

    Dancer's tour of L.A. includes Church of Scientology, Apple store
    In the latest Internet video to highlight the landmarks of Southern California, a half-naked ballet dancer prances around Hollywood and Santa Monica to the soundtrack of Hozier's "Take Me to Church.” The video, filmed by the comedy group...
  • Is the modern American university a failed state?

    Modern American universities used to assume four goals. First, their general education core taught students how to reason inductively and imparted an aesthetic sense through acquiring knowledge of Michelangelo, the Battle of Gettysburg, "Medea" and "King...