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  • Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium

    Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium
    Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things. In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are. Video...
  • #Sendthemback [Commentary]

    #Sendthemback [Commentary]
    I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
  • Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia

    The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday. The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA...
  • You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says

    You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says
    Some chefs spend a good amount of time in the kitchen making sure your dish looks beautiful before it reaches the table. And, according to science, it's not just about the aesthetics.  A new study by the Crossmodal Research Library at the University...
  • British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

    British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan
    Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans. The “Flare Pan&...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...
  • Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

    The world isn’t getting smaller, it’s getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet. Whether you’re looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people...
  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Artificial intelligence may doom humanity

     Artificial intelligence may doom humanity
    When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses. Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
  • Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice

    Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice
    Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...