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  • 'Blackhat' trailer: Chris Hemsworth is a pistol-packing hacker

    Hey, what's Thor doing sitting at a computer terminal? Saving the day, of course. Chris Hemsworth, best known for his role as an Asgardian superhero in Marvel's "Thor" and "Avengers" movies, has traded his hammer for a keyboard in the first trailer...
  • Technology's threat to introspection

    Technology's threat to introspection
    Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two. In...
  • Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty

    Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty
    Lynn University in Boca Raton will host a high-profile student conference next month on ending global poverty and welcome honorees including Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and actress-activist...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
  • Expert preaches how transportation, fitness and land-use can combine to build healthy communities

    Expert preaches how transportation, fitness and land-use can combine to build healthy communities
    Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans...
  • NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity

     NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity
    Starting this year, applicants to Northwestern University's graduate school will be asked about their sexual orientation. The optional question asks whether applicants consider themselves to be members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or...
  • Frein manhunt: 'Striking similarities' to 5-year Olympic bomber search

    The circling helicopters haven’t found him. Neither have the tactical squads in the armored vehicles that have been rumbling up and down the rural mountain roads of eastern Pennsylvania. Fourteen days into the search for Eric Frein, hundreds of...
  • If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?

    If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?
    A breast pump often means the difference between a mom being able to feed her babies breast milk, or not. It’s a tool crucial to many new moms trying to fulfill the “breast is best” mantra, whether they’re trying to keep up their...
  • Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles

    Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles
    The cheetah is off the leash! Researchers at MIT have built a four-legged robot that runs like the super-fast spotted feline and can even run on its own power, off a treadmill. The robot has now been filmed sprinting like a champ across grassy fields on...
  • Longtime columnist Fein dies

    Leonard "Leibel" Fein, a syndicated columnist, intellectual and activist whose work appeared in the Jewish Journal for more than two decades, died August 14 in New York. He was 80. Fein, a writer and teacher, left an enduring legacy beyond his columns...
  • Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore

    Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore
    Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear. As I...