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  • Two magic words make regular coffee taste better, study finds

    Two magic words make regular coffee taste better, study finds
    Scientists have come upon two magic words capable of making consumers believe a plain old cup of coffee tastes better and should be more expensive: "eco-friendly." In a series of experiments, researchers asked people to sample two identical cups of...
  • 9th Circuit to bloggers: You're all journalists now, kinda sorta

    9th Circuit to bloggers: You're all journalists now, kinda sorta
    Citizen journalists on the West Coast may not want to consider Crystal Cox a member of their grass-roots club, but she has done them a considerable favor. Cox, who describes herself as an "investigative blogger," ran into legal trouble after...
  • Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?

    Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?
    A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight. The report focuses on the National...
  • Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages, signaling cautious approach

    Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages, signaling cautious approach
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in Utah on Monday, sending a go-slow signal as it suspended a federal district judge's decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. The terse order came...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq
    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
  • China poised to surpass U.S. on business travel spending by 2016

    China poised to surpass U.S. on business travel spending by 2016
    For years Americans have led the world in business travel spending. That is about to change. With China's economy surging, business travel spending from the world's most populous country is expected to jump 14% in 2013 and 17% next year, according to...
  • Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say

    Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say
    It’s not just what you eat but where and how you eat that seems to affect obesity, say researchers who looked at the effects of family dinner rituals. Families who frequently ate dinner in the kitchen or dining room had significantly lower body...
  • Greg Dollarhyde is Veggie Grill's 'chief energizing officer'

    Greg Dollarhyde is Veggie Grill's 'chief energizing officer'
    The gig: Greg Dollarhyde, 61, runs Veggie Grill, where the CEO title, he says, stands for "chief energizing officer." The Santa Monica fast-casual restaurant chain, which serves all plant-based food, was launched in 2006. The number of units doubled...
  • Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity. In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
  • Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian

    Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian
    Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...