| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:44 AM
This is the end, indeed: Emma Watson and boyfriend Matthew Janney are no more.
The "Harry Potter" alum has split with the Oxford University rugby player, her rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
The two called it quits about a month ago but remain...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island?
OK: Smaller towns outside...
| 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 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 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 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 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 29, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
•Gate 1 Travel has a seven-day/six-night escorted New Orleans & Cajun Country tour priced from $949 per person double occupancy....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state.
Scott took office in the...