| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
To Myron Barnstone, artistic skill is not genetic or a divine gift, nor is it learned through faithful copying.
To be a master artist is not to be simply "creative."
Skill, no matter what medium, is based on years of rigorous training, mastered...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:59 AM
It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.
Many of the once-...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways.
A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Your Midweek Madness supplier confesses ignorance of Shakira. Please forgive.
The first awareness of this global sensation came a couple days ago with the accidental discovery of a cover made of one of Shakira's mega-hits, "Hips Don't Lie," sung by an a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:29 PM
There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:04 PM
For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around.
So experts are...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:10 AM
When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.
Four years later,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger.
The world premiere of the drama, set at Oxford University, will take place Saturday at the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Eric Wang dropped the bar. Three hundred thirty-five pounds bounced on the floor. He let out a tired breath as he turned toward a mirror hanging to his right.
It was his third set of the deadlift.
Chady Gemayel, his workout partner, pointed out Wang's...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A device that plays a melody in an attempt to slow people's breathing didn't lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes, according to a new study.
"Given the results and the studies available, you can conclude that there...