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  • 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...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
  • 'Bates Motel' Star, Co-Showrunner Sell Comedy Project to NBC

    The "Bates Motel" cast and crew seems to keep it in the family off-screen as well, as the A&E drama's co-showrunner Kerry Ehrin and star Freddie Highmore have sold a comedy script to NBC. The still-untitled half-hour single camera romantic comedy is...
  • 'Theory of Everything' trailer: Stephen Hawking, young and in love

    Quantum physics and theoretical cosmology aren't generally the stuff of romance, but the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" could prove an exception. As glimpsed in a new trailer, which you can watch above, the romantic drama stars...
  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • Clean Bandit's electronic-classical hit means there's no place it would 'Rather Be'

    Clean Bandit's electronic-classical hit means there's no place it would 'Rather Be'
    British electronic group Clean Bandit, whose summer breakout song “Rather Be” is pushing the top of the pop charts with its funky mix of classical strings with a house/dance beat, wasn’t trying to create a new musical genre when its...
  • Culture clash: Genre-mixing quartet Clean Bandit is reveling in foreign fans

    Culture clash: Genre-mixing quartet Clean Bandit is reveling in foreign fans
    Clean Bandit straddles the line between the concert hall and the club, combining live, classically derived string arrangements with gurgling electronic beats. It’s a formula the British quartet—Neil Amin-Smith, Grace Chatto and Luke and Jack...
  • The Scots have little to gain and a whole lot to lose with independence

    The Scots have little to gain and a whole lot to lose with independence
    The gravest immediate threat to the West's long-term security does not emanate from Vladimir Putin or from the militants of the Islamic State. Rather, surprisingly, it comes from peace-loving Scots. With polls now showing a majority of Scots...
  • Wolf-crying from England over Scottish independence

    Wolf-crying from England over Scottish independence
    To the editor: Cambridge University professors Brendan Simms and Jason Pack think that the "gravest immediate threat to the West's long-term security" comes from "peace-loving Scots." Peace-loving? Have the lads looked at a single page of Scottish...