| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Cosmos" wrapped its 13-episode run this week by emphasizing the importance of knowledge and critical thinking by way of the scientific method in "Unafraid of the Dark."
Despite a few missteps here and there, host Neil de Grasse has taken us on a...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring.
Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A few years ago a job notice circulated in Hollywood for a “cultural attaché” for Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush.
To some it seemed like an urban myth. Not to Brad...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Acorns, in a nutshell, is a smartphone app that taps your debit and credit cards, rounds up purchases to the nearest dollar and invests that “spare change.”
It’s an intriguing way to come up with a little cash for investing while...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Univision Communications is expected to preach about its ability to reach Hispanic consumers in the United States across a broad portfolio of 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks as part of its upfront presentation set to take place Tuesday.
| May 9, 2014
It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
| Apr 25, 2014
In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
Of course Buendía's...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...