| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:47 AM
"I was surprised to read in Wednesday's Gazette that the savings from the new recycling service, although sizable, are so small. In the case of James City County, $450,000 in savings from the previous contract of $958,000 per annum. Service...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
HOUSTON — Mark Phariss almost didn’t file the lawsuit that led a judge to overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage this week.
One reason: Phariss, a Dallas corporate lawyer seeking to marry his partner of several years, has long been...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A good hospital will get heart attack victims into an operating room and get their clogged artery open within 90 minutes. But a new study shows that shortening that time even further does not significantly lower the risk of...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.
Some recent studies have found gender...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found.
The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79.
Hackney died Thursday at his home on...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight.
Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Using data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, astronomers have discovered a telltale "flicker" pattern in a distant star’s light -- an interstellar Morse code that reveals hidden but crucial information about its mass and volume....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents whose children are struggling with math often view intense tutoring as the best way to help them master crucial skills, but a new study released on Monday suggests that for some kids even that is a lost cause.