| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I'm reading blogs insisting we won't need college in 15 or 20 years by replacing higher education's brick-and-mortar learning with online education tools. Yes? No? Maybe? And what are those tools? -- J.J.N.
Soaring tuition costs and an...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:57 PM
New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid job. But there is no shortage of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Dinosaurs have long been thought of as slow, lumbering, cold-blooded animals, akin to reptiles like the crocodile and the lizard – but there’s been increasing signs in recent years that they may have been warm-blooded, as mammals and birds...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious?
Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be.
New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...
| Apr 22, 2014
— On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt.
He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:14 PM
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Then four physicists said, “We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter” – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago....
| May 16, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Sea turtles have it. So do salmon and Giant Burmese pythons. Pigeons are really famous for it. Now scientists report that some garden snails have a homing instinct too – but gardeners can overcome it with a simple heave-ho.
In a two-year...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:54 PM
If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing.
That's the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
California's drought has at least one upside: Record-low rainfall has resulted in cleaner water up and down the coast, a new report says.
Ninety-five percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2%...