| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth.
Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast.
Where actual mythological monsters are...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:10 PM
An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland.
In an important discovery in...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:33 AM
If you want to have the longest, healthiest life possible, you should never have lit that first cigarette. Never tasted that first cheese fry. Never stepped foot inside a fast-food restaurant or driven somewhere you could have walked. Never turned up your...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:57 AM
French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and telecommunications.
"This year's prize in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish."
UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For the fourth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Three other California schools were in the journal’...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar.
At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us."
This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...