| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:09 PM
HARTFORD — A marathon legislative hearing that focused mainly on placing a moratorium on Common Core State Standards attracted about 300 people Wednesday, including staunch opponents of the new academic standards who wore red shirts that said...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON America's colleges and universities are quietly shifting the burden of their big tuition increases onto low-income students, while many higher-income families are seeing their college costs rise more slowly, or even fall, an analysis of federal...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Decorative flourishes normally reserved for high-end restaurants can make healthy foods seem more appealing anywhere, researchers say.
They tested the same meals presented differently to diners in a fine restaurant, and the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Among the many things to admire about the new HBO crime series "True Detective" is the title, which is broad, pithy, self-conscious and laced with a stank of menace. Or maybe that's just the smell it gives off when played against the show's apocalyptic...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:25 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Sometimes it's fun watching political battles, handicapping the combatants, keeping score and reducing heady social or fiscal-policy issues to the intellectual level of fantasy football.
Then there's medical marijuana. It's just...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:28 PM
In October, a student at a small college in South Carolina was playing basketball when a gun fell from his pocket. The firearm hit the floor of the campus gym, fired and wounded another student in the chest.
A Western Washington University student...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them.
"When I was a baby,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
What ever happened to the medium once known as Little Magazines? This country once had a select group of literary and political journals that represented the vanguard of American thought and art. Some were both literary and political. High Culture, it was...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
From his dorm room at Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall of 2011, Weston's Santiago Jaramillo launched BueBridge Digital, a company that creates mobile apps for tourism destinations, colleges and churches.
Now, at the ripe old age of 23, he's...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MADISON, Wis. - On May 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Robert Brown was healthy, willing and a good match: So why not give a kidney to his wife, who otherwise would need dialysis?
There was just one potential obstacle: Brown was 74, an age once unthinkable for a kidney donor.
For this retired psychologist...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Pat Summerall, who was half of one of the best known announcing teams in television sportscasting history as John Madden's broadcasting partner for more than two decades of NFL games, has died. He was 82.
Summerall, who lived in Southlake, Texas, died...