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  • Chicago jazz books: A selection of great reads on Chicago jazz

    Chicago jazz books: A selection of great reads on Chicago jazz
    Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich's list of great books for the Chicago jazz enthusiast. “A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music,” by George Lewis (University of Chicago Press). In this definitive history,...
  • Fatherhood lowers testosterone in men, study finds

    Fatherhood lowers testosterone in men, study finds
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fatherhood lowers testosterone levels, U.S. researchers said they have confirmed, making it easier for men to be involved in raising children. High levels of the hormone can rev up a man's sex drive, increase risk-taking behaviors and...
  • Expectations affect benefits of pain drug

    Expectations affect benefits of pain drug
    People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report. Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
  • Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches' started with airport bookstores

    Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches' started with airport bookstores
    Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places. While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
  • Two Acclaimed War Photographers Killed in Libya Fighting

    Two Acclaimed War Photographers Killed in Libya Fighting
    LIBYA -- Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington and acclaimed photojournalist Chris Hondros died Wednesday while chronicling the gritty violence in the war-torn city of Misrata in Libya, their agencies said. Two other photojournalists were hurt in the incident,...
  • Breast Milk Does A Body And Behavioral Development Good In Infants

    Breast Milk Does A Body And Behavioral Development Good In Infants
    Editor's Choice Academic Journal Main Category: Pediatrics / Children's Health Article Date: 10 May 2011 - 10:00 PDT email icon email to a friend printer icon printer friendly write icon opinions Current Article Ratings: Patient / Public: 4 and a...
  • Harvard Study, LifeSpan Test, Genes & Obesity

    Harvard Study, LifeSpan Test, Genes & Obesity
    That morning Cup O' Joe may be a good thing -- especially if you're a guy. The Harvard School Of Public Health says guys who drink six cups of coffee or more a day could help lower their risk of prostate cancer by 60 percent. However, that's a HUGE flip-...
  • Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.

    Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.
    O.K. The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word Allan Metcalf Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95 Is there another word as supple as "OK"? Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
  • Yesterday's simple pleasures

    Yesterday's simple pleasures
    Lesley M.M. Blume, the New York editor of an online culture and style website, hardly cuts the profile of someone with her Manolo Blahniks stuck in the cement of the past. Which makes it all the more curious that she stitches her days with a bevy of...
  • Like Mother Like Daughter: Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Like Mother Like Daughter: Heart Attacks and Strokes
    30- year old Lisa Hall is about a month into rehabbing her heart--last August she was diagnosed with a massive blockage and had surgery to increase blood flow. "Absolute shock," Lisa said. "I knew something was wrong but I don't think I wanted--you know-...
  • David Teel: ACC athletes challenge themselves, serve others in Vietnam

    David Teel: ACC athletes challenge themselves, serve others in Vietnam
    Colleen Thom and Chelsea Shine have been through the wringer. Three weeks of abject poverty, withering heat and tasteless food. Three weeks of lurking lizards, scary spiders and swarming mosquitoes. They couldn't be more grateful. Grateful for the...
  • 10 things you might not know about punctuation

    10 things you might not know about punctuation
    First of all, let's explain why the serial comma is important to some people. A blog on economist.com cites an apocryphal example: "I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God." Without a comma after "Rand," the writer has a mighty unusual parentage....