| Feb 23, 2014
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.
The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation
Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:08 AM
(Reuters) - Shares in British intellectual property marketing company IP Group Plc rose as much as 13 percent on Friday after it said a company in which it has invested plans to raise funds and list on London's junior stock market.
The company, Xeros...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
On Friday, Jan. 31, students from Jennifer Shannon's fifth grade class at the CREC Reggio Magnet School traveled to Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to compete in the United States qualifying round of an international literature competition....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history.
In a paper published...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The Mark Twain House & Museum Center will host an animal rights activist and author, a historian of scrapbooks and an expert on how writers can use social media.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical...
| Feb 7, 2014
Let's get this out of the way right now: "The Last Enchantments" is neither "Brideshead Revisited" nor "The Great Gatsby," though readers will find reverberations of both within these pages: A Yale-educated narrator. An unstable twosome named Tom and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:11 PM
"Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...