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  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather

    Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather
    Inscrutable ice giants Neptune and Uranus have only a thin rind of windy weather over their fluid contents, a team of planetary scientists say. The research published in the journal Nature relies on decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft -- and...
  • Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

    Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff
    We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over. The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
  • Cheers to Britain's oldest university towns

    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Although you...
  • Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'

    Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'
    LONDON (Reuters) - Assessment tools used to predict how likely a psychopathic prisoner is to re-offend if freed from jail are "utterly useless" and parole boards might just as well flip a coin when deciding such risks, psychiatrists said on Tuesday....
  • Do school programs keep kids from smoking?

    Do school programs keep kids from smoking?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Certain school-based programs that aim to keep kids from smoking cigarettes seem to work, according to a fresh look at some past research. After examining over a hundred "gold standard" studies, researchers found that school-...
  • Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

    Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers said on Monday. Detailing a decade of research,...
  • Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

    Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. "It seems very clear that...
  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • Thomas Jefferson: 1 man, many portraits

    The bronze figure of Thomas Jefferson rises 19 feet in his Pantheon-style memorial in Washington, D.C. It suits the third president's oversize life. And it underscores the ongoing debate about his stature, examined in five new books about him. "Thomas...