| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:57 AM
The apple doesn’t fall far from this tree.
A descendant of the tree famous for leading to Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity was planted on Saturday at the College of William and Mary. A ceremonial planting took place outside of Small Hall,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:15 PM
It’s been snowing in the Eastern United States like nobody’s business. Crazy, wild cold and snowstorms.
Predicting the weather might be hard, but predicting that extreme cold weather will produce a lot of hot air from climate deniers is...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:29 AM
* Proposals follow tighter controls on internet, courts
* Plans widen eavesdropping, data collection powers
* Obama urges policies "rooted in rule of law"
By Orhan Coskun
ANKARA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Battling a corruption scandal,
Turkish Prime Minister...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:16 AM
A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face trial in November, denying his attorneys the extra time they had sought to prepare his defense on charges involving the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Geologists just learned that the greatest extinction of life on Earth was aided and abetted by the burning of coal. Though this material has been a great boon for humans since the 18th century, it was a bane beyond measure for nearly every living thing...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Tan pronto suena la campana, los estudiantes de la clase de biología del maestro Luis Espinosa pasan al espacioso salón y de inmediato toman sus puestos en pequeños grupos de cuatro en lugar de las usuales filas.
La lección es sobre el ADN, un tema no...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:39 AM
There is a knife in this story. And by the time you get to the end, someone is going to use it.
Tipping you off to the knife is a dramatic lesson taken from Anton Chekhov, one of Russia's great playwrights and short story writers. Russia has a history...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Madonna was on tour in Spain a few years ago, teenage girls turned up at her final performance wearing the very outfit she had worn for her first show. They had bought it from Zara, the Spanish retailer.
While most fashion retailers take months...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: A company recruiter recently asked me, "Who else are you interviewing with?" I consider that question intrusive and none of his business. Why is it asked? -- M.S.
The typical rationale for asking this question is to validate your interest...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented...
| Feb 9, 2014
The recent Congressional Budget Office report on healthcare reform has lots of good news. Insurance premiums are lower than anticipated, the Affordable Care Act will cost $9 billion less than previously estimated and the provision designed to buffer...