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  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits

    Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food, can plan ahead and even can remember human faces. Zoologists are always fascinated with complex behaviors shaped by evolution, such as nest building. But occasionally, they are...
  • Aretha Franklin, the eternal icon, is honored in New York!

    "WITHOUT MUSIC, life would be a mistake." -- Friedrich Nietzsche ON DECEMBER 12, the one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, will receive the first-ever "Icon Award" at the Billboard Women in Music Awards, happening at Cipriani Wall Street....
  • Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds

    Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food and can remember human faces. It turns out that crows also have a preference for the side on which they wield a stick tool -- somewhat like right- and left-handedness among humans....
  • Rubber-stamp writing

    Journalism is produced at speed, and the writer reaching for an expression in a hurry is like a short-order cook going to the shelf for the most familiar ingredients. Journalism is also highly formulaic—write one obituary, and you can write a...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • HIV evolving to weaker form, study says

    Medical intervention and the natural course of evolution may be dealing a double blow to the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, weakening its ability to replicate and to cause AIDS, according to a new study. The findings offer a kind of...
  • Eddie Redmayne plays it smart with Stephen Hawking role in 'The Theory of Everything'

    Before Eddie Redmayne stepped in front of the cameras to portray scientist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," he spent four months rehearsing much of the time with a dance instructor. His new film isn't some strange musical about the life of...
  • Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

    Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary
    As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....
  • Volunteers sign up for Ebola vaccine trial at UM School of Medicine

    Volunteers sign up for Ebola vaccine trial at UM School of Medicine
    Two years ago, Khandra Sears contracted malaria for the good of science. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old postdoctoral fellow became a test subject in research to stop another scourge: Ebola. She was injected with 100 billion particles of a chimpanzee...