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  • Emma Watson splits with rugby beau Matthew Janney

    This is the end, indeed: Emma Watson and boyfriend Matthew Janney are no more.  The "Harry Potter" alum has split with the Oxford University rugby player, her rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The two called it quits about a month ago but remain...
  • Americans need crash course in retirement economics

    A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement. The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
  • English language is loaded (or fou, or blotto) with ways to say 'drunk'

    Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • noted

    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'

    Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'
    All good translators are alike, each meticulous translator is meticulous in her own way. In her new translation of "Anna Karenina," Rosamund Bartlett — a scholar of Russian literature and music history, translator of 19th century Russian texts,...
  • Scientists step up work to find and contain 'the Ebolas of the future'

    Headlines about alarming new viruses have been hard to escape. In just the past few months, the country has confronted its first cases of Ebola, of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya and of the respiratory disease enterovirus D68. Many other threats,...
  • Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say

    Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say
    An experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown promise in preliminary human safety trials, according to researchers, and may pave the way to a more affordable means of fighting the virus. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science...
  • Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December

    Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December
    Three separate clinical trials for Ebola virus treatments are set to begin in West Africa as early as December, Doctors Without Borders announced Thursday. The international medical aid group, also known by its French initials MSF, will host the...