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  • Apple promotes iTunes head Eddy Cue to senior executive role

     
    Apple CEO Tim Cook promotes iTunes-head Eddy Cue to senior executive role....
  • R.I.P. Reynolds Price

     
    Author and scholar Reynolds Price died Thursday in North Carolina; he had suffered a heart attack on Sunday. Price was 77. Price was born in North Carolina and, after taking time away in college, he made it his home. He......
  • Panthers imported from Texas help endangered Florida panthers begin to bounce back

     
    WASHINGTON — In the quest to save the endangered Florida panther, their Texas cousins were the cat's meow. Wildlife biologists moved eight female panthers from Texas -- close relatives yet genetically distinct -- into South Florida 15 years ago in......
  • Mike Posner is on a quest to be pop's next best thing

     
    After playing a sold-out show, it’s customary for most hip-hop artists to retreat to the VIP section of an after party or partake in a bit of debauchery on a tour bus. But not Mike Posner. After shows, he’s usually......
  • DNA referees

    DNA referees
    Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime. But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
  • To be a well-adjusted adult, it helps to be a well-loved baby

    To be a well-adjusted adult, it helps to be a well-loved baby
    Feeling stressed-out? Anxious? Overly sensitive to things other people say? You can blame your mother. (As if you weren't doing that already.) A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children...
  • A reversal on carbs

    A reversal on carbs
    Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
  • Cleaning up your carb act: Where to begin

    Cleaning up your carb act: Where to begin
    Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
  • Coffee studies should warm your heart

    Coffee studies should warm your heart
    Looking for a reason to not give up your coffee habit? Here's one possibility: heart health. Numerous studies in recent years have reported that drinking coffee may be good for the cardiovascular system and might even help prevent strokes. Just last...
  • With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key

    With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key
    More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools. In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
  • The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?

    The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?
    If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...