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  • LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?

    LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?
    Scientists at an ambitious dark matter experiment in operation at an underground gold mine in South Dakota have discovered exactly what they thought they would: nothing. And the results have got them really excited. After running the detector for...
  • PASSINGS: Toshi Seeger, Zelma Stennis, David H. Solomon, John D. Wilson

    PASSINGS: Toshi Seeger, Zelma Stennis, David H. Solomon, John D. Wilson
    Toshi Seeger Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
  • Review: 'It's Better to Jump' is lopsided snapshot of the ancient walled city of Acre in Israel

    Review: 'It's Better to Jump' is lopsided snapshot of the ancient walled city of Acre in Israel
    The documentary "It's Better to Jump" is a provocative, if lopsided snapshot of the ancient walled city of Acre (or Akka), located on the northwest coast of Israel. Told mostly via testimony from its large Arab populace, who denounce the so-called...
  • Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest

    Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest
    Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
  • Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study

    Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study
    Could it have snowed on Mars? Valley networks carved into slopes on the Red Planet may hint of snowmelt that ran down the sides of crater rims and tall mountain ridges, according to a study released by the journal Geophysical Research Letters. So-called...
  • Katherine Hagedorn dies at 52; Pomona professor was Santeria priestess

    Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities. She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...
  • 'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry

    'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry
    Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
  • Award to executive validates company's commitment to best practices

    Award to executive validates company's commitment to best practices
    Who: Sandra Finn, president of Cross Country Home Services, a Sunrise-based home warranty products and maintenance plans provider. Finn was honored with the Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year-Consumer Products Up To 2,500 Employees...
  • Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors

    Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors
    WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
  • Big MOCA donor Steven Cohen faces off with feds over hedge fund

    Big MOCA donor Steven Cohen faces off with feds over hedge fund
    Federal authorities are trying to topple Steven A. Cohen from his heights as one of the world’s top hedge fund managers by stripping him of the right to invest other people’s money. Could fighting the non-criminal proceeding that the...
  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • Free speech still under siege in the Ivy League

    On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...