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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New book about El Sistema paints unflattering portrait

    When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system....
  • Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area

    Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area
    Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend. The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...