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  • Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

    Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds
    It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography
    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • Meet three young stars of the classical music world

    Audiences love young musicians. The soloist with the three-quarter size violin, the pianist whose legs just now reach the pedals, the kid whose confidence is as big as the talent exploding before our eyes. We are astonished, awed, and amazed. We wonder...
  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope

    Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • Chicago book news: Women & Children First raises $36k

    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...
  • 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...
  • Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville

    Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville
    Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
  • Brian John LoftusAugust 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014

    Brian John Loftus<br/>August 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014
    Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus.  He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday.  Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...