| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and ends others.
But researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggest that another actor is...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:31 PM
There's little question that George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia student on trial for murder, had a problem with alcohol.
He had been arrested twice for drinking-related infractions, one of them violent, in his early 20s. And he admits to...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:57 PM
They're mostly in their 20s, college grads who majored in theater or related studies. If they weren't friends before deciding to collaborate, they're friends now. They're enthusiastic multitaskers. None of them will get rich soon.
Meet the participants...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:34 AM
If you have a college student in the family — or an interest in presidential politics — by now you've probably heard that the interest rates on Stafford student loans are set to double on July 1 unless Congress takes action. President Barack...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:20 PM
"A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:21 PM
As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search.
The task before them is not an easy one.
There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Planning on heading out of town this summer? Take a look at our 10 road-trip essentials before hitting the road.
1. The perfect playlist
While it can be refreshing to hear some local radio stations, there's nothing worse than driving without your...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:12 PM
As the same-sex marriage showdown that has pitted a lone Boulder County clerk against the state's attorney general continues, the locals here just shake their heads at the fuss. And smile.
"This is just so Boulder," said Cheryl Osgood, a 50-year-old...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof.
Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...