| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Her name, at this point, is almost onomatopoeic: the elegantly coiled, haute-American Sylvia, poised and serpentine, and then the Germanic exhalation of Plath, its fatal flatness like some ruptured surface resealing itself. Her whole history is in there...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:13 PM
About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...
| Apr 2, 2013
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals.
Those leftovers, however,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
PARIS (AP) — New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos — how it began, what...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer,...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It ain't exactly a match made in heaven, but it's a friendship forged in the steamy peat swamp forests of Borneo.
That's where the fanged pitcher plant, or Nepenthes bicalcarata, teams up with a plucky, fluid-diving ant that makes its home nowhere...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In a pre-Cannes move, Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed to star in indie romantic comedy "How to Make Love to an Englishman," with production starting in early September.
Foreign sales will launch next week at Cannes...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Honeybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Precocious Tots of Finland: A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that children age 10 and under substantially outperformed their parents in earnings from stock trading...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A big copyright decision, The Big Sleep on screen, a stellar set of library fellows and a happy day for Samuel Pepys in today's book news....