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  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Sunset magazine's iconic headquarters, garden are sold

    Sunset magazine's iconic headquarters, garden are sold
    Sunset editor-in-chief Peggy Northrop vividly remembers the first time she walked into the magazine's iconic offices in Menlo Park. "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," she says. But she's also a lifelong publishing vet who had seen the financials,...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society

    Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society
    The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president

    Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president
    Mount St. Mary's University, the second-oldest Catholic university in America, has turned to a Los Angeles private equity and strategic planning businessman to be its next president. The university announced Monday that Simon Newman, 51, will succeed...
  • The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation

    The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation
    A years-long effort at Wellesley College to turn back the tide of grade inflation shows how tough it is. An article in the latest issue of the alumnae magazine shows that as much as everyone knows those straight-A grades don’t mean nearly what...
  • Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

     
    You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The...
  • Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally

    Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally
    "Unbroken" will hit theaters nationwide Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The inspiring film directed by Angelina Jolie tells the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who lived in a raft for 47 days with two other survivors after a near-fatal...
  • How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces

    How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces
    The National Children's Study was launched with a fanfare of expectation and ambition in 2000. The idea was to follow 100,000 American children from the pre-natal stage to age 21, collecting an unprecedented volume of data on "environmental influences...
  • Animals and humans sometimes kill their young -- the question is why

    Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims:...