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  • Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you

    Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you
    The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth. As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
  • Summer family travel from A to T

    Summer family travel from A to T
    Summertime and traveling can be easy -- but for families there are special considerations. Are itineraries and lodgings comfortable? Before we started a family, many of us hiked and backpacked through Europe or Asia, eating on the go and sleeping in...
  • In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn

    In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn
    Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
  • A New York state of signs

    A New York state of signs
    A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street. In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a street renamed to honor seven firefighters who died during the...
  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • "Prometheus" y "Elena": Retratos sobre la condición humana van del realismo a la ciencia ficción

    "Prometheus" y "Elena": Retratos sobre la condición humana van del realismo a la ciencia ficción
    Prometheus * * * Hace tres décadas, Ridley Scott se convirtió en uno de los directores más respetados en el campo de la ciencia ficción al dirigir Alien y Blade Runner, cintas creativas que renovaron el género y se convirtieron en objeto de culto entre...
  • Sir Andrew Huxley dies at 94; Nobel-winning physiologist

    Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94. His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
  • A Markleyian Tour of London

    A Markleyian Tour of London
    I’m over in London on bidness, but bidness has taken so little time that mostly I’ve just been wandering around the city during the day going to museums and whatnot. I love London museums because they’re all free (or they have “...
  • Lessons for Life: Don't forget to smile

    Lessons for Life: Don't forget to smile
    Can our facial expressions affect our mood and have an impact on those around us? According to Dr. Eric Finzi, author of the book "The Face of Emotion," they certainly can. Finzi, a dermatological surgeon who spent nearly two decades researching...
  • Coming to the Festival of Books: Mark Kurlansky

     
    Coming to the Festival of Books: Mark Kurlansky, author of "Cod," has written a children's book about fish and the oceans -- he talks about what draws him back to the sea....