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  • Suu Kyi's U.S. visit may lead to more easing of sanctions on Myanmar

     
    Burma United States Obama Democracy: Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first trip to U.S. in decades starting Monday....
  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked among top 10 universities worldwide

     
    The University of California system once again scored very well in an annual reputational ranking of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced Monday.....
  • Liar liar, officepants on fire

    Liar liar, officepants on fire
    That's a good point! (No it isn't.) I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.) Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.) These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...
  • 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...
  • CNU's Moog embraces position switch, helps Captains at linebacker

    CNU's Moog embraces position switch, helps Captains at linebacker
    Evan Moog is often asked if he prefers offense or defense. Christopher Newport's running back-turned-linebacker can speak at length about the merits and qualities of both, but his short answer goes something like this: Whatever helps the team; whatever...
  • British magazine ranks Caltech best university in world

    British magazine ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the second year in a row, Caltech has been ranked the best university in the world by the British magazine Times Higher Education.  Harvard dominated the top spot on the magazine's World University Rankings from 2004 to 2010. But Caltech raised to...
  • Around Town: Postcard from Annapolis

    This post has been updated. See note below. Right after Yom Kippur, we headed to our country's Naval Academy on a red-eye flight, or, as Virgin America puts it, “a midnight journey.” The stars were bright as we crossed the country. The...
  • Robert Ormond Case, Jr.

    Robert Ormond Case, Jr.
    Robert Ormond Case, Jr. Robert Ormond Case, Jr. (Bob) of Corona del Mar and Irvine passed away September 17 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Robert O. Case, a well-known Western Fiction writer....
  • Bellevue man becomes first Iranian-American elected to state legislature

    Bellevue man becomes first Iranian-American elected to state legislature
    Cyrus Habib became the first Iranian-American elected to state legislature when the Bellevue Democrat won his campaign for state representative in Washington's 48th Legislative District. Habib, who is also blind, won the open seat with 61 percent of...