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  • 'Diving' into a new way of thinking

    'Diving' into a new way of thinking
    Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body. For inspiration,...
  • Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions

    Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court...
  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
  • It's not just hearts that can break

    It's not just hearts that can break
    The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
  • Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting

    Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting
    AURORA, Co. -- They laughed, they cried, they celebrated a young life lost too soon. Those attending Jessica Ghawi's memorial service Saturday at a San Antonio church heard numerous adjectives describing the hockey fan and aspiring sports broadcaster....
  • Western Costume, closet to the stars, turns 100

    Western Costume, closet to the stars, turns 100
    To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
  • Teel Time: FSU president Barron details ACC-Big 12 issues in unusual, lively statement

    Twitter erupted Monday afternoon when Florida State president Eric Barron, in a statement regarding the Seminoles’ conference affiliation, called the Big 12 “academically weaker” than the ACC. As a keyboard jockey with a mere bachelor&...
  • Taking time out for exercise pays in spades

    Taking time out for exercise pays in spades
    I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them. Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
  • Stratford High School saxophonist leaves legacy as valedictorian

    Stratford High School saxophonist leaves legacy as valedictorian
    Stratford High School senior Mason Hurtte is known for hitting the perfect notes. Hurtte has earned the nickname "Mr. Spartan" on campus, and for good reason. "Mason exemplifies what we want a Spartan to be, and that is a student who is on his game...
  • UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas

    UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas
    DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Debate Team has been ranked first in Texas and 95th in the world by the International Debate Education Association. UNT’s team was placed ahead of the debate teams from the University of...
  • Classically Trained: Pacific Symphony ramps up for next season

    Classically Trained: Pacific Symphony ramps up for next season
    The 34th season of the Pacific Symphony promises to be a memorable one: its busy lineup includes traditional favorites, pops concerts, a new Sunday series at Soka University and the second year of the opera-vocal initiative. The 2012-13 season begins...
  • Authorities determine no threat exists after University of Texas evacuation

    (CNN) --  A bomb threat prompted evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, though authorities determined there was no threat to campus, a university spokeswoman said. Police and federal authorities, including a bomb squad, had...