| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Researchers have narrowed down the list of genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder, and they appear to point toward a part of the brain that has largely been overlooked.
Most research into the genetic roots of autism, a highly heritable disorder...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:10 PM
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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"...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 2:04 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:16 PM
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.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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 --...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:27 PM
Several dozen demonstrators identifying as Stanford students were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than an hour on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.
Just before 5 p.m., at least 50 people lined up across the bridge, which...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:36 PM
To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968,...