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  • Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse

    Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'Constellations' on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal

    REVIEW: 'Constellations' on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal
    NEW YORK — "Before people had faith," remarks one of the two characters in Nick Payne's head-spinning new Broadway play "Constellations," "people's lives were their own." That's the kind of line that pulls you up short in the theater. First you...
  • Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade

    Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade
    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the world faster and easier thanks to new technology from Intel and SwiftKey which replaces the decades-old platform that made his computerized voice recognizable around the world. Hawking, the...
  • 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...
  • Police body cameras a game-changer?

    Police body cameras a game-changer?
    With protests across the country fueled by police killings such as the ones in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., two groups often at odds — law enforcement officials and civil rights advocates — are beginning to see body cameras as a way to...
  • Of mice and men: Researchers point to differences in cell development

    Of mice and men: Researchers point to differences in cell development
    Scientists say they have discovered a key factor in the lab formation of human primordial germ cells -- the precursors to egg and sperm -- and that it differs significantly from experiments involving rodent cells. In a paper published Wednesday in the...
  • Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

    Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
    Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
  • More members of Wolf transition team

    The line-up for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team is growing. Straight from the news release, here's the members of Team wolf's steering committee that will review government agencies Neal Bisno Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...