| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean.
The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:07 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:05 PM
BERLIN — Fresh out of the University of Massachusetts in 1968 with a bachelor's in health and physical education and looking for a job, Alice Mitchell got as far as Berlin and stopped.
"It seemed like a really nice community," Mitchell said when...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1.
The senior ran down the hall of Costa Mesa High School to tell his counselor, all the while dialing his mom.
Edwards got a leg up on his...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:16 PM
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,"...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:37 PM
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,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study.
Rising temperatures resulting from increased greenhouse gas emissions mean warm and dry...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:05 PM
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers.
So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...