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  • Paul Almond dies at 83; director of groundbreaking 'Seven Up!' documentary

     Paul Almond dies at 83; director of groundbreaking 'Seven Up!' documentary
    Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond was working in London in the early 1960s when he and producer Tim Hewitt came up with an idea for a documentary that would examine class and society through the eyes of children.
  • Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds

    Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds
    A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet’s core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, a pair of Oxford geochemists say. Without that magnetic field, there would be no shield to protect us from...

    US once again alone at Americas summit

    The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba. In December, shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, he ironically declared his intention to impose sanctions on...

    Brontosaurus is back!

    Brontosaurus is back!
    The mighty Brontosaurus just stomped back into the halls of paleontology, throwing his 33-ton weight around to topple the longstanding organizational scheme for a family of ancient dinosaurs. A five-year effort to sort through hundreds of specimens in...

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published
    "Paris, He Said" by Christine Sneed will be published by Bloomsbury May 5. The novel explores the complicated relationships of a woman who moves to Paris with her wealthy, art gallery-owning lover. Sneed teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana&...