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  • 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...
  • Vegans and vegetarians live longer

    Vegans and vegetarians live longer
    Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends. Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
  • Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!

    The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle...
  • The God Squad: Can we find God through Einstein?

    Q: Among all the questions you receive about the conflict between science and religion, you seem to take the accommodationist route, insisting there is no conflict and misquoting Albert Einstein in a way that makes him seem religious. How can you a)...
  • James Martin dies at 79; futurist who predicted the rise of the Internet

    British futurist James Martin, who predicted the ubiquity of computers and foretold the rise of the Internet in "The Wired Society," a 1978 book that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has died near his private island in Bermuda. He was 79. Authorities...
  • Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says

    Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says
    Despite the potential havoc wreaked by climate change, it’s not all doom and gloom for our planet. A new study projects that certain types of short-lived, small birds will easily withstand global warming throughout this century, even under worst-...
  • Pigeon politics: Leaders in flight differ from bosses on ground

    Pigeon politics: Leaders in flight differ from bosses on ground
    Among mammals, socially dominant individuals often make decisions for the whole group. (Think of your overbearing friend on a road trip who demands a stop at In-N-Out because he’s craving an animal style burger.) But among pigeons, it’s the...
  • Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman

    Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman
    Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions. Latasha Harlins was...
  • You could look it up

    Perhaps before we publish, or read, any more inane articles about lexicography, we might take a moment to reflect on what dictionaries are for.  One of the latest misguided (read: stupid) articles on the subject is by Michael Dirda in The Washington...
  • Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader

    Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader
    The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's  prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
  • 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...