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  • Facebook removes controversial line about teens in privacy policy

    Facebook removes controversial line about teens in privacy policy
    SAN FRANCISCO -- After a lengthy delay and under growing pressure from regulators and lawmakers, Facebook moved forward with updates to its privacy policy on Friday but deleted a controversial sentence that claimed any teen using the service was assumed...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge

    Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge
    In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; 'father of the genomic era' won 2 Nobels

    Frederick Sanger dies at 95; 'father of the genomic era' won 2 Nobels
    British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing, has died in Britain. He was 95. His death was confirmed Wednesday by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which...
  • Review: 'Rio 2096' tells a mythic tale of subjugation, survival

    Review: 'Rio 2096' tells a mythic tale of subjugation, survival
    Brazil's history of subjugated peoples, environmentally dubious sprawl and violent resistance gets a mythic, politically forthright treatment in the animated feature "Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury." Writer-director Luiz Bolognesi's fast-moving tale...
  • JFK assassination: 50 years ago today the conspiracy theories began

    JFK assassination: 50 years ago today the conspiracy theories began
    It was the assassination that launched a thousand conspiracy theories. Soon after President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, the "who killed Kennedy?" debate began, and 50 years later, it continues. There have been books, movies and...
  • Following record day, Instagram app not working

    Following record day, Instagram app not working
    Credit "Thanksgivukkah" for Instagram's busiest day ever.  The combination of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah helped make Thursday the busiest day ever for Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network didn't give any...
  • Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates

    Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates
    Oxytocin, the "cuddle" hormone that makes mothers' milk flow, men faithful to their mates and even tough negotiators more trusting, also makes children with autism more attuned to social cues in others, a new study says. The study found that compared to...
  • Tenn. study: Black workers less supported at work -- but happier?

    Tenn. study: Black workers less supported at work -- but happier?
    In a new study based on surveys of more than 1,300 government workers in Tennessee, black workers were less likely than white workers to say they felt supported by their coworkers. They also reported having fewer friends at work. And black workers in...
  • Social media: It's so 1st century BC

    Social media: It's so 1st century BC
    Today it's easy to assume that social media platforms are a recent development, a phenomenon unique to the Internet age. But the exchange of media along social networks of friends and acquaintances is in fact much older than Facebook, Twitter or MySpace....
  • Israel's wary center

    Israel's wary center
    Forty years ago this month, on a cold desert night, 700 Israeli paratroopers crossed the Suez Canal in rubber dinghies in a secret operation that was about to bring Israel its greatest military victory. It was the height of the Yom Kippur War, and the...