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  • Government approves medical marijuana research

    Government approves medical marijuana research
    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...
  • Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'

    Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'
    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...
  • Janet Burroway carries on, reinvents self

    Janet Burroway carries on, reinvents self
    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...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Do workplace wellness programs work?
    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...
  • Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?

    Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?
    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...
  • Kids and Money: Community college program gives top students a boost

    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...
  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    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...
  • A fossilized brain, 520 million years old

    A fossilized brain, 520 million years old
    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,...
  • Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors

    Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors
    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...
  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    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...
  • Marine Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian killed in Afghanistan

    Marine Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian killed in Afghanistan
    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,...
  • Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather

    Wind blasts on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on exoplanet weather
    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...