| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that...
| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight.
The report focuses on the National...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Enrolling in a community college has always been a favorable way for students to combat the rising cost of education. But a program expanding nationally this year could make the potential payoff even better.
American Honors is an innovative, two-year-old...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have.
But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Scientists have discovered the fossilized brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. It is the oldest mostly intact nervous system to have ever been found.
The incredible ancient brain and nervous system, described in the journal Nature,...
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
| May 31, 2013
A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation.
Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
| Nov 11, 2012
Matthew P. Manoukian, a captain in the U.S. Marines, came from a family committed to public service and the law. Both his parents are judges — his father, Socrates Peter Manoukian, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, and his mother,...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Inscrutable ice giants Neptune and Uranus have only a thin rind of windy weather over their fluid contents, a team of planetary scientists say. The research published in the journal Nature relies on decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft -- and...