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  • Elephants' newly discovered fear of bees could help prevent run-ins with African farmers

     
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Eek, a bee! Lore has it that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have now discovered that elephants are truly afraid of bees -- and that the pachyderms even sound an alarm when they encounter......
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen receiving honorary degree at USC

     
    Esa-Pekka Salonen has returned to Los Angeles -- but just for a few days. The Finnish conductor and former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic is receiving an honorary doctorate at Friday's commencement ceremony at the University of Southern...
  • Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire
    Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, but his departure is unlikely to change its conservative-liberal split. President Barack Obama's first pick for the high court is likely to be a liberal-leaning...
  • Less than a 'Masterpiece' this time around

    In certain scenes, Laurence Olivier took more time sipping his tea in the 1981 British television adaptation of " Brideshead Revisited" than it takes to watch the entirety of the brisk, rather disheveled film version of the Evelyn Waugh novel now in...
  • Make your own bones

    Dear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the tragic murder of your mother. At a time such as this, it's not easy to make good decisions. But as much as we sympathize with you and your family, we think that you have been...
  • The Kosovo precedent

    Amid the kerfuffle around Kosovo's declaration of independence, few have paused to note what an extraordinary document it is. It is so hedged with conditions, obligations and reservations, so replete with commitments to consult, honor and obey the...
  • PEN launches online book group with Lispector

     
    On July 6, PEN American Center launches its first online book club. The center -- and its friends and fans -- will read Clarice Lispector's "The Hour of the Star," the edition from New Directions Publishing. The book was originally......
  • The Four Flavors of Evangelicals

     
    Two university researchers have come up with four different types of evangelical leaders after interviewing 360 evangelical Christian business leaders, ministers, politicians, entertainers, athletes and entertainers. Sociologists D. Michael Lindsay...
  • Male Bonding for Better Health

    Male Bonding for Better Health
    Men often measure their health in terms of numbers: how many minutes of exercise they have logged and how many calories and nutrients they have eaten. Dallas native Ron Nevelow believes too many men overlook an additional factor: emotional health, the...
  • In the culture war's trenches

    As if there were not enough real enemies to fight, the United States has been at war with itself in recent years. They call it the culture war. It has generated more hot air than most real wars in history. As Pat Buchanan noted early on, the culture...
  • Iraq looms large in Tony Blair's legacy

    ALL POLITICAL careers end in failure, but it is not always the same failure. As British Prime Minister Tony Blair departs, he is deeply unpopular at home but rather respected abroad. Only 22% of British respondents in a recent poll think he can be...
  • China, Russia and the new world disorder

    The seven years since 9/11 reveal an old truth: Problems are usually not solved, they are just overtaken by other problems. Those of 8/8, for example. On Aug. 8, 2008, two mighty nations announced their return. Russia, invading Georgia, did it with tanks....