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  • 'Diving' into a new way of thinking

    'Diving' into a new way of thinking
    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. For inspiration,...
  • University of Maryland, College Park names new provost

    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...
  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt 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...
  • StormCenter takes crisis managers to the eye of the action

    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...
  • Timeline: Worst U.S. mass shootings

    Timeline: Worst U.S. mass shootings
    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....
  • Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting

    Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting
    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....
  • Rookie kicker Justin Tucker doing everything he can to earn spot with the Ravens

    Rookie kicker Justin Tucker doing everything he can to earn spot with the Ravens
    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...
  • Taking time out for exercise pays in spades

    Taking time out for exercise pays in spades
    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...
  • UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas

    UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas
    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...
  • Classically Trained: Pacific Symphony ramps up for next season

    Classically Trained: Pacific Symphony ramps up for next season
    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...
  • Authorities determine no threat exists after University of Texas evacuation

    (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...