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  • Why Sylvia Plath still haunts us

    Why Sylvia Plath still haunts us
    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...
  • Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82

    Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82
    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...
  • For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

    For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous. Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse

    Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse
    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. Researchers...
  • Fanged, carnivorous plant pals up with swimming ants

    Fanged, carnivorous plant pals up with swimming ants
    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...
  • UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked among top 10 universities worldwide

     
    The University of California system once again scored very well in an annual reputational ranking of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced Monday.....
  • ZombieLab: Zombies invade London’s Science Museum

     
    Our culture is in the midst of a distinctive zombie moment. The zombie romance “Warm Bodies” opens today, “The Walking ......
  • Caltech tops list of world's universities

     
    The California Institute of Technology once again tops the ranks of the world’s best research universities, while University of California campuses at Berkeley and Los Angeles maintained their top 20 positions despite massive state funding cuts to...
  • Caltech named best research university in the world -- again

     
    Once again, the California Institute of Technology is ranked the best in the world. The Pasadena institution retained its ranking as the world’s best research university in the 2012-13 World University Rankings released this week by the Times Higher...