| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:26 AM
As I've written last week, for many faith comes easy. They believe the Bible, as one has said, "all the way from Generations to Revolutions!" (Genesis to Revelation, for those of you not familiar with the books of the Bible). Others, want to believe,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station.
Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...
| Jan 30, 2013
A diagnosis of hepatitis C — a stubborn virus that is a common cause of chronic liver disease — can be devastating. In 2007, it passed HIV/AIDS in annual deaths, with more than 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:06 PM
A porn actor who works under the name Mr. Marcus and hid the fact he tested positive for syphilis pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of exposing another to a communicable disease.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Catherine Ewell...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:53 PM
An attorney for the porn actor "Mr. Marcus," who hid the fact he tested positive for syphilis, said his client pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of exposing another to a communicable disease to get out of jail.
Los Angeles County Superior Court...
| Apr 21, 2013
Mom, if you're reading, stop now.
So it's possible that when I was a child growing up I would, very, very rarely, feign sickness so I could stay home and read.
Hardly ever. Like two or three times. Five or six at the most.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the structure of DNA in 1953, their discovery answered a crucial question in biology: How is genetic information passed down from parent to child?
Their work also created conundrums, however. They and...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
On Sunday, Charlotte Allen, who describes herself as a conservative somewhere to the right of Pedro the Cruel, and Diana Wagman, a pacifist, vegetarian, Prius-driving, NPR-listening liberal, explained in separate Opinion articles why they have trouble...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Stephen Colbert pokes fun at the Republican presidential candidates for their dumbed-down rhetoric....
| Mar 26, 2012
WASHINGTON — Obamacare dominated the 2010 midterms, driving its Democratic authors to a historic electoral shellacking. But since then, the issue has slipped quietly underground.
Now it's back, summoned to the national stage by the confluence of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The Federal Drug Administration will begin examining the safety of drugs like penicillin and tetracycline which are often mixed in to animal feed to enhance growth. A federal judge in New York recently ruled on behalf of a group of several plaintiffs...