| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:44 PM
What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Freedom High School grad Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Hawaii Five-O,' has been making the rounds on the east coast, making appearances at a White House dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
News release from Change The Mascot: ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS (NY) (September 12, 2013) As the Oneida Indian Nation of New York today brings its ad campaign urging the team to drop its offensive name to every city Washington's pro football......
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A memo to the staff from Managing Editor/Online Jimmy Orr and Senior Vice President/Digital Emily Smith: New Year’s resolution No. 1: Send monthly note out earlier (this note is for November). Yikes. But November was a great month. So let’s......
| Mar 6, 2014
Every night before bed, I ask God to protect us from scientists.
Apparently I haven't been praying hard enough, as I awoke the other morning to this headline: "Scientists revive giant 30,000-year-old virus from Siberian permafrost."
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:20 PM
A 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life that could one day prove harmful to man....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Few countries stage more frequent, more realistic and more wide-ranging emergency-preparedness drills than Israel, a place where yet another war or more terrorist attacks are all but certain.
In previous years, I have seen heart-pounding simulations of a...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The two stories don’t seem to have much to do with each other at first look: a rise in diseases such as measles and whooping cough in places with cheap, available vaccines, and charter schools using public money to teach creationism.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Feb 7, 2014
Every year pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars in the hope that their scientists will develop blockbuster drugs to defeat the world's most fearsome diseases. Today these drugs help untold millions of people hold HIV at bay, shrink their...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...