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  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?

     Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?
    Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
  • Solitary living, infanticide linked to origin of monogamy in mammals

    Solitary living, infanticide linked to origin of monogamy in mammals
    It’s one of the most vexing questions in modern science: Why are some species monogamous? Two research teams using similar research methods came up with different answers in a pair of studies published Monday. One study, appearing in Science,...
  • Brains of women with autism show masculine traits

    Brains of women with autism show masculine traits
    Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”? A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of...
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes. For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
  • Wider ADHD definition risks unnecessary medication, say experts

    Wider ADHD definition risks unnecessary medication, say experts
    LONDON (Reuters) - A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary and possibly harmful medical treatment costing up to $500 million in the United States alone, scientists said on...
  • Greg Schwem: An 'F' is a very 'Nobel' grade

    My daughter burst through the front door, dropped her backpack, grabbed a handful of potato chips and flopped on the couch. A typical after-school entrance. I tepidly approached. "Any homework tonight?" "Mmmmm." A typical after-school response....
  • Don't wait to introduce children to money

    Trying to win over a stubborn 7-year-old to eat his or her vegetables isn't always easy. The same goes for teaching a grade schooler to throw a ball or enjoy something other than a picture book. But what about trying to teach the ABCs of money, like...
  • Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice

    Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice
    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century’s foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England.  She was 80 years old. The announcement was made by Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...