| Jun 20, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Mary Ann Rankin, a former longtime administrator at the University of Texas at Austin known for creating the innovative UTeach program to produce math and science teachers, was named provost at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Rankin, who will...
| Jul 8, 2012
Why Does the World Exist?
An Existential Detective Story
Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95
"How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time.
The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 9:19 AM
A heavily armed gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday, July 20, killing at least 12 and wounding 38. Police arrested a suspect in theater's parking lot.
Here are some of the worst U.S. mass shootings since World War II....
| Jul 28, 2012
| 7:21 PM
AURORA, Co. -- They laughed, they cried, they celebrated a young life lost too soon.
Those attending Jessica Ghawi's memorial service Saturday at a San Antonio church heard numerous adjectives describing the hockey fan and aspiring sports broadcaster....
| Aug 5, 2012
| 12:16 PM
The more you can do. It has become an unofficial motto of Ravens training camp this year. The simple five-word phrase is meant to foster a sense of unity, to remind players that great team members are willing to go beyond their defined roles for the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them.
Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:26 PM
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Debate Team has been ranked first in Texas and 95th in the world by the International Debate Education Association. UNT’s team was placed ahead of the debate teams from the University of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The 34th season of the Pacific Symphony promises to be a memorable one: its busy lineup includes traditional favorites, pops concerts, a new Sunday series at Soka University and the second year of the opera-vocal initiative.
The 2012-13 season begins...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:51 AM
(CNN) -- A bomb threat prompted evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, though authorities determined there was no threat to campus, a university spokeswoman said.
Police and federal authorities, including a bomb squad, had...