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  • Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

    As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
  • Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

    Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money? Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
  • Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win

    Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win
    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 --...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion 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...
  • Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

    Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific. Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
  • They said no to Alice Munro: The Nobel winner's rejection letters

    The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s. “There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
  • Conservative Texas students planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game

    HOUSTON -- A conservative student group that sparked controversy with plans to stage a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas at Austin has canceled the event under mounting pressure from critics.  The Young Conservatives of...
  • Teacher Diversity Is A Key To Achievement

    State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion. Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...