| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Here's a tentacle. Do you want it? my friend asked as she speared a piece of steamed octopus with her fork.
I never have been asked to ponder that invitation at a dinner table, zoo or any other place.
As she lifted up the leafy...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:48 AM
New librarian Leland Parsons, communications instructor Jenny Maginnis and accounting instructor Thomas Knott say they have landed their dream jobs at North Central Michigan College.
Parsons has always wanted to work in a community...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Bed bugs have re-emerged as an urban blight in the past several years, forcing people out of homes, resisting chemical pesticides and evading other removal tactics. But researchers are building bug-catchers inspired by an age-old folk remedy to this...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it.
That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
It's March Madness time!
I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts.
It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
| Jun 16, 2013
Finish the job of Medgar Evers
To the editor:
Mississippi’s tireless civil-rights worker, Medgar Evers, was killed 50 years ago. An assassin’s bullet mortally wounded Evers in front of his home, leaving a widow and depriving three...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Oklahoma may be at the nexus of violent tornadoes and scientific developments in unmanned aircraft, but the state faces stiff competition in its bid to become one of the first six federal sites allowed to test the technology.
Fifty applications have...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Ohio State president Gordon Gee’s disparaging, ignorant and condescending comments about Catholics, Louisville, Bret Bielema and the Southeastern Conference have drawn considerable and deserved ridicule.
Made during a December meeting of Ohio...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems around the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the leading providers of online education.
But the schools&...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:57 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten conference because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that "those damn Catholics" can't be trusted, according to a...