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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • South African wins Miss World beauty pageant

    A 22-year-old South African woman, Rolene Strauss, won the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant in London on Sunday, the organizers said in a statement. Hungary's Edina Kulcsalr came second and Elizabeth Safrit, representing the United States, came third....