| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Cambridge University has released a report on how information and communication technology affects family life. The study analyzed questionnaires from 1,000 families each in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China. The conclusion:...
| Nov 12, 2010
Kathy DeGrego's T-shirt lets you know right away she isn't an old-school librarian.
"Shhh," it says, "is a four-letter word."
That spirit of bookish defiance has guided the makeover of the suburban Denver library system where DeGrego works. Reference...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:51 AM
CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore the colleges, pubs, green spaces and leafy towpaths of Cambridge, England? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the city that is home to one of world's...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 10:42 AM
U.S. scientists have developed
a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection
from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help
prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in
The study, published Sunday in...
| Mar 27, 2011
Terror comes in many forms.
Ever since he started writing for sci-fi magazines and for "The Twilight Zone," Richard Matheson has been giving readers a grand tour in the gardens of menace.
No one is safe. Not just the nervous passenger who sees a monster...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall TV: Where the men are men and the women are girls.
Three new comedies, "2 Broke Girls" on CBS, "New Girl" on Fox and HBO's "Girls," revolve around female twentysomethings living in New York City. They join, of course, "Bad Girls Club" the Oxygen...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he calls "Archimedes' brain in a box."
Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, the lost writings of Archimedes of Syracuse, a famed Greek...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Just as Ciaran Burke had told us in his family's pub that morning, the view from the top of Mount Gable was spectacular.
In fact, you could see most of the places my sisters and I had visited, driving around the west of Ireland that week:
To the west...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:29 AM
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said in an interview published on Monday.
Hawking, 69, was expected to die within a few years of being diagnosed...
| Jun 2, 2011
John Oliver's career as lead correspondent on "The Daily Show," active standup performer and occasional actor in TV and movie comedies is quite different from the goals he had at prestigious University of Cambridge.
"I studied English in college, which...