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  • Do not detect 'The Signal'

    Do not detect 'The Signal'
    ** (out of four) As two dudes road trip to California with a feisty girl named Haley, “The Signal” at first resembles a long-awaited remake of 1989’s “The Wizard.” (Which I know is never actually going to happen.) Then the...
  • How I Made It: John Krafcik

    The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start:...
  • Study: Kids who catch you lying by omission won't trust what you say

    Study: Kids who catch you lying by omission won't trust what you say
    Children are remarkable judges of the people around them – studies have shown they’re able to tell when someone is lying. But can they pick up on more subtle aspects of misinformation – such as when someone’s telling only part of...
  • Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies

     Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies
    The Environmental Protection Agency published its Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule last week. By how much would the rule reduce future temperatures? If we apply the climate model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research — used by both...
  • Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses

    Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses
    It may take only seconds for cancer researchers at Lake Nona's Medical City to identify a tumor and pinpoint the best drug to treat it. It could take a decade, however, to spin off that kind of biomedical advance and create a profitable business...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • The Biblioracle: No art without soul

     The Biblioracle: No art without soul
    Who's in charge these days, man or machine? Two recent books, "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies" and "Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans," explore this question. Both books...
  • How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top

    How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top
    There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania. Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • Rower Tyler Ashoff of Newport Harbor is headed to MIT

    Rower Tyler Ashoff of Newport Harbor is headed to MIT
    What can Tyler Ashoff of Newport Harbor do for an encore during his senior year? He's one of the school's valedictorians and is headed to MIT. In rowing, he won the Southwest regionals in the single scull and is set to compete at the U.S. Rowing Youth...
  • Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers

     Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers
    The quest to plant roots in the New York market led the Big Ten to add Rutgers in November 2012. In the 18 months since the marriage was announced, fans of the venerable conference have watched their new member implode. There was the abusive men's...