| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The molten lava that erupts from...
| Jul 23, 2013
Re "A president reflects on race," July 20
Speaking about the George Zimmerman verdict, President Obama correctly stated that "the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away."...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Soda has already been blamed for making kids obese. New research blames the sugary drinks for behavioral problems in children too.
Analyzing data from 2,929 families, researchers linked soda consumption to aggression, attention problems and social...
| Jul 12, 2013
Under the leadership of Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown and University of California President Clark Kerr, the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California created a unique three-way collaboration between the university, the public and the state, a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 PM
In April 2004, Rajat Gupta gave a talk at Columbia University. One student asked the former global managing director of McKinsey & Co. for his views on money and wealth creation. "Yeah, I am driven by money.... However much you say that you will...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Of the 45 students who started Roya Furmuly's online remedial algebra class, just over half stayed until the end.
The instructor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills dropped about eight for attendance problems and about eight withdrew on their own. Of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first...
| Jul 12, 2013
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The advice to the United Nations is unambiguous: Don’t repeat the previous mistake of ignoring poor women’s access to contraception in setting goals to reduce maternal and child deaths.
“Women continue to die unnecessarily in...
| Aug 2, 2013
Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...