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  • Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics

    Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics
    Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise. At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...
  • ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’: Read an exclusive excerpt from the novel

     
    Ellen Ripley is back in the new, officially sanctioned novel “Alien: Out of the Shadows,” out next week. Hero Complex […]...
  • Neanderthal genes helped modern humans evolve, studies suggest

    Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.  The...
  • Sundance Review: 'I Origins'

    "I Origins" puts the eyes in sci-fi, recasting human peepers -- those proverbial windows to the soul -- as the key to so much more than philosophers, scientists or fashion photographers had ever previously considered. In the vein of such divisive cult...
  • Are people violent by nature? Probably.

     Are people violent by nature? Probably.
    Do genes make us do it? The idea that human behavior is driven by genes makes many people uncomfortable, and nowhere is the dispute more bitter than when discussing the biological underpinnings of violence. The war of ideas over violence and human...
  • Moravian's Spirk, others had more grand plans than coaching

    Mary Beth Spirk hit the streets of Washington, D.C., in 1981 after graduating from Dickinson Law School. She wanted to be a defense attorney, but couldn't get a job. So Spirk returned to the Lehigh Valley to work at what is now KidsPeace, an...
  • Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

    The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday. Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
  • Creationism again stalks the classroom

    In a sane world, the ringing denunciation of intelligent design and creationist "science" delivered by a federal judge in 2005 would have eradicated these concepts from the schoolroom. District Judge John E. Jones III of Harrisburg, Pa., ruled then that...
  • Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP

    Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP
    If there is one thing Katie Boltz has mastered in high school, it is how to use every minute of her day efficiently. With five Advanced Placement classes, the Dulaney High School senior doesn't text her friends or watch TV so she can focus on homework...
  • An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat

    An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat
    Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem...
  • Bears escape! Big mama, 2 cubs drugged, recaptured after breakout

    Bears escape! Big mama, 2 cubs drugged, recaptured after breakout
    Who needs a file smuggled inside a cake? A mother bear made her great escape Wednesday night by pulling apart a chain-link fence at an Apopka rehab center, fleeing with her two bear cubs in tow. But their independence was short-lived. They were...