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  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
  • Caltech again ranked world's top research campus by British magazine

    Caltech again ranked world's top research campus by British magazine
    For the fourth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday. Three other California schools were in the journal’...
  • 'Gone Girl': Rosamund Pike on the Role of a Lifetime

    Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar. At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
  • Walter Anderson's 'Almost Home' is totally great!

    "SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us." This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...
  • Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away

    Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away
    When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to...
  • Damage control when your kid brings home a D

    Damage control when your kid brings home a D
    Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response? Parent advice Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    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...
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    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,...
  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers    With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Artificial intelligence may doom humanity

     Artificial intelligence may doom humanity
    When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses. Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...