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  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • Behind the wheel with Wayne Gerdes, world's most fuel-efficient driver

    Behind the wheel with Wayne Gerdes, world's most fuel-efficient driver
    The next time you’re inconvenienced by a driver barely going the speed minimum, hold your tongue and pull your finger. The driver could be Wayne Gerdes, arguably the most fuel-efficient driver in the world. Using techniques known as hypermiling,...
  • PASSINGS: Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, D.J.R. Bruckner

    Oscar Espinosa Chepe Cuban economist fell out with Castro Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

     The EU tortoise makes a move
    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • Cheers to Britain's oldest university towns

    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Although you...
  • Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'

    Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'
    LONDON (Reuters) - Assessment tools used to predict how likely a psychopathic prisoner is to re-offend if freed from jail are "utterly useless" and parole boards might just as well flip a coin when deciding such risks, psychiatrists said on Tuesday....
  • Can the 'polygamy!!!' panic slow the progress of gay marriage?

     
    Dennis Byrne rises from the fainting couch to insist that gay-marriage advocates must now advocate for legalized polygamy, which he thinks must be next if one follows the U.S. Supreme Court's logic: We will have diluted the meaning of marriage......
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    Throwing the book at  'Thieves of Book Row'
    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • The God Squad: Can we find God through Einstein?

    Q: Among all the questions you receive about the conflict between science and religion, you seem to take the accommodationist route, insisting there is no conflict and misquoting Albert Einstein in a way that makes him seem religious. How can you a)...
  • Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)

    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)
    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness) was born on October 2, 1930 and died of leukemia in Verdugo Hills Hospital on May 26, 2013. She was born in Crumlin, a small town in Wales. Her parents were Stephen Lester Magness and Ethel (Watkins) Magness. As a...
  • Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

    Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. "It seems very clear that...
  • Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab

    Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab
    The hairy-chested Yeti crab, which survives in an environment of no light, little oxygen, extreme temperatures and tremendous pressure, may not be able to survive a warming ocean, scientists say. The alien-like crab -- nicknamed the "Hoff" in honor of...