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  • John M. Crisp: A local climate-change laboratory with global implications

    If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm climate change writ small you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world. In some respects, this area is a laboratory for the competing climate and...
  • About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

    About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says
    You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • Kickstarter campaign draws $50,000 for a potato salad. What's next?

     Kickstarter campaign draws $50,000 for a potato salad. What's next?
    An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting. That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA 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 Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • Ex-players know NFL concussion deal will prompt hard choices

    Somewhere in the 163-page National Football League concussion settlement there is presumably help for Matt Blair, the former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker who is now 63 and has increasing memory problems. Blair said he played through two...
  • Studying physics can give wayward teens a cause

    There's a great anecdote one often hears from professional dancers: As a kid, I could never sit still, they'll say. My teacher wanted to put me on Ritalin, but my parents put me in dance class. I think we ought to tell a similar story for a different...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
  • In Theory: Should religious schools get accreditation?

    An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism...
  • 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...
  • NASA Langley shows off space-age technology

    NASA Langley shows off space-age technology
    Eight-year-old Ava Paul of Charlottesville was trying to land a spaceship safely on a planet, presumably this one. She studied the iPad on the tabletop, tapping it here and there, as the animated spacecraft dropped out of orbit and deployed an...