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  • NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • Innovator, instigator Peter Lee shakes up Microsoft Research

    SEATTLE Peter Lee's mission at Microsoft is to think big, think far and think unconventionally and to get others to do the same. As head of Microsoft Research, Lee is shaking things up at one of the largest computer-science research organizations in...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

     With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply
    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]

    Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]
    An Irishman, a Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar. It's a classic set-up line for a classic American joke. But it's also a means of coping with our diversity. We need such jokes. Despite all our slogans to the contrary, diversity such as ours isn't always...
  • Local photographer discusses the images that catch his eye

    While many landscape photographers capture images of grand vistas, such as vast deserts and towering mountains, it is the little details that attract Paul Osgood's attention. "I look for simplicity, patterns in nature, a sense of mystery, beauty in...
  • What today's kids don't know, who's to blame, and how to fix it

    What today's kids don't know, who's to blame, and how to fix it
    Good-mother moment: Noting with satisfaction that I have taught my kids, including my youngest, the 16-year-old, to write thank-you notes. Bad-mother moment: When I realized I’d never taught her how to mail them. I found her latest effort in the...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • Michael Mann film finds China, U.S. on same side of cyber battle

    Michael Mann film finds China, U.S. on same side of cyber battle
    Allegations of industrial cyber-espionage and mass electronic snooping have been flying hot and heavy between Washington and Beijing recently, but director Michael Mann’s upcoming cyber-thriller imagines an American and a Chinese army officer...
  • Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments

    MIAMI Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of the...
  • North Stonington Man Leaves $8 Million Endowment For Animal Welfare

    A nature-loving North Stonington man who died last fall left an $8 million legacy gift that will be used to establish a fund in his name to promote animal welfare and to protect the environment. Peter G. Letz was an avid outdoors enthusiast who loved...