| Mar 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Following months of debate, plans to create the first Hebrew-language charter school in California got the go-ahead this week, after modifications to the charter helped to allay concerns that the institution would violate separation of church and state....
| Mar 30, 2010
| 4:39 PM
By any measure, Scott Simon's interview with Mr. and Mrs. Curt Schilling on NPR's Weekend Edition: Saturday was not his finest chat ever. Their child has Asperger's Syndrome, which has been removed as a diagnosis. from the standard manual of psychiatric...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 10:30 AM
Theatergoers in Huntington Beach may be forgiven if they're unsure which way to turn next weekend.
All three local theater groups – the Huntington Beach Playhouse, Golden West College and the Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
| Apr 22, 2010
School children who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more, according to a large study of third-graders conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published in Pediatrics,...
| Apr 8, 2010
| 8:59 AM
A study has found rescue workers exposed to thick clouds of dust in the aftermath the World Trade Center Attack still show decreased lung function nearly nine years later.
It is the first study to document long-term harm in a large group of...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 1:51 PM
Honeybees in Virginia are disappearing at an alarming rate.
According to Target Health, Inc. approximately 90 percent of the wild bee population in North America has died out and percentages are close to that in European bee colonies. The disappearance...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Albert Einstein once described his theory of relativity by saying: "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour."
Now comes automotive proof. There is...
| Mar 14, 2010
3.14 and so on... it's a number so significant, it's got its own symbol: the Greek Letter Pi. And now it's got its own holiday too, today 3/14.
And we really ought to celebrate a number that seems totally random, but just keeps happening everywhere....
| Jun 20, 2010
At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled.
What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 7:47 PM
The idea of Oprah Winfrey as a U.S. senator may seem far-fetched to many — among them Rod Blagojevich's one-time chief of staff John Harris.
The former governor, however, was quite serious when he threw out the talk show host's name as a...