| Feb 5, 2012
| 3:29 PM
MUNICH (Reuters) - An Israeli raid on Iran's nuclear facilities would deliver a painful shock to the global economy, revive flagging Islamist militancy and possibly drag the United States into a regional war whether it backed its ally's attack or not.
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:21 PM
A "lost world" of sea creatures was discovered near Antarctica, British scientists announced Wednesday.
New types of yeti crab, starfish and octopus were among the species found 8,000 feet below the surface of the sea, Oxford University researchers said....
| Jul 12, 2010
A large international consortium of authors have identified new genes that appear to be involved in autism somehow. The findings appear in the journal Nature.
The researchers in this big effort examined the DNA of 996 children with autism spectrum...
| Aug 21, 2008
France aims against TV for toddlers
France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under 3 years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.
The ruling also...
| Jan 17, 2009
John Mortimer, a British lawyer and writer who created the character Horace Rumpole, a disheveled barrister memorably featured in the popular television series "Rumpole of the Bailey," died Friday at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85.
| Dec 13, 2009
Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
| Jan 20, 2010
Erich Segal, a Yale University classics professor whose first novel, the weepy "Love Story," became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning an iconic catchphrase of the 1970s, died Sunday in...
| Jun 7, 2009
What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads.
And Then There's...
| Aug 2, 2009
Why This World
A Biography of Clarice Lispector
Oxford University Press: 480 pp., $29.95
The writer Clarice Lispector earned that strange and occasional honor of fame: She became known by her first name alone. To this day, people call...
| Jul 28, 2009
A self-possessed individual graced with the good looks of a matinee idol -- large, bluish-gray eyes, a firm jaw line and fistfuls of brown, wavy hair -- actor Hugh Dancy seemed, at first glance, completely wrong for the lead in Fox Searchlight's...
| Aug 9, 2009
Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18
Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
| Sep 6, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.99) The wars of the Plantagenets, who ruled England before the Tudors, enmeshed with the mystery of the missing princes in the Tower of...