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  • Stephen Hawking displays great comic timing with John Oliver

    Stephen Hawking displays great comic timing with John Oliver
    If the key to comedy is in the timing, then you'd think a man without the ability to speak would be at a severe disadvantage. But as Stephen Hawking demonstrated on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, he has a higher understanding of time and timing than...
  • Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting

    Hamish Maxwell Philip Morris Cos. CEO Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
  • Rhoda Dorsey, Goucher's first female president, dies

    Rhoda Dorsey, Goucher's first female president, dies
    Rhoda Dorsey, the first female president of Goucher College, the longest-serving executive at the formerly all-women's school and its leader when it made the wrenching decision to enroll male students, died in her Cockeysville apartment Saturday, the...
  • China's Tibet conundrum: how to conquer a myth

    Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern...
  • 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

    As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
  • CANNES: First Image of Pierce Brosnan-Salma Hayek Comedy 'How to Make Love Like an Englishman'

    The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales at Cannes for "How to Make Love Like an Englishman." Pierce Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Salma Hayek and is forced to re-evaluate his life of...
  • Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle

    Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle
    Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, a 19th century fossil collector and paleontologist who, even as a poor working-class woman in a field dominated by wealthy upper-class men, helped shape the study of ancient extinct...
  • 'Creating Global Opportunities' recounts rise of shipping firm Maersk

    A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world. It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness

    Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness
    What is so captivating about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370? For more than two weeks, international audiences followed minute-by-minute accounts of the search for the missing flight, and only this week were authorities...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a literary laugh?

    When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor. If you think you might...