| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.
On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects.
On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:27 PM
For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A star born from the same cloud of gas as our sun 4.5 billion years ago has been found at last, astronomers say.
This solar sibling is a little bigger than our sun, and a little hotter at its surface. But an international team of researchers says it...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind.
For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft.
That's right, Texas is in another depression.
In fact, it wasn't a great...
| Jul 30, 2013
By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:05 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — The first thing out of anyone's mouth when I said I was visiting Austin? Some version of: "Oh, I know the best barbecue place …" It's not all about BBQ in Austin, but it is certainly a heaping helping of the local culture. As...