| Nov 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Citing exit polls conducted during the Nov. 2 election, some critics of the belt-tightening plan released last week by the co-chairmen of the White House deficit commission argued that the public wasn't really interested in deficit reduction. The John D.....
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced Tuesday, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League.
Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to...
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
| Oct 11, 2009
Israel Gelfand, the Russian mathematician whose research laid the mathematical framework for the imaging abilities of MRI and CT scanners and who did crucial work in a host of more esoteric fields, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...