| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.
Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact...
| Aug 13, 2009
Michele Perchonok sat contemplating a shrink-wrapped brick of freeze-dried mac and cheese just outside the test kitchen at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
The dish has been served countless times on the space shuttle and International Space Station. When...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Though the balance of evidence supports the idea that genetically modified foods are safe to eat and don't harm the environment, a few reports have suggested otherwise. Here are three of them.
•French scientists reported in September that rats fed a...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Researchers reported Wednesday that they had sequenced the genome of the Norway spruce, a giant evergreen native to Europe that has also been planted widely in parts of North America.
Published in the journal Nature, the catalog of the tree's DNA was...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business will have a new dean this summer, according to a news release.
Eric R. Spangenberg, who is in his ninth year as the dean Washington State University's College of Business, will take the helm of the Paul...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Governor Christine Gregoire said that budget shortfalls in Washington are forcing her to undo her legacy of public service.
“I’m dismantling much of what I’ve built my entire career,” Gregoire said in an exclusive interview. ...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:03 PM
America's favorite senior citizen, Betty White, is now an honorary Washington State University alumna.
WSU Provost Warwick Bayly presented White, 89, with a white doctor's coat at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Associations' (WSVMA) gala earlier...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Marianna Inga Burt, an attorney who represented children, died of cardiovascular disease March 12 at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 80 and lived in the Tuscany-Canterbury section of North Baltimore.
Born Marianna Koenig in Hoganas, Sweden, she was...