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  • The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids
    It is Science day in this space, and we will be taking a look a three recent studies: why men get grumpy after age 70, why parental involvement in a child's education isn't what it's cracked up to be and what makes couples stick pins in voodoo dolls that represent their mates.
  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

    Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'
    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...

    Obama praises LBJ for ex-president's courage in passing Civil Rights legislation

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon Johnson Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision
    AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....

    Crib mattresses emit chemicals, study finds

    Babies are exposed to chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. A team of university environmental engineers analyzed the foam padding and plastic covers of 20 new and old...