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  • Caffeine can help jolt your memory

    Caffeine can help jolt your memory
    Have trouble remembering where you parked the car? A double shot espresso could help. A new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that the same amount of caffeine you'd find in a grande latte can enhance long-term memory in humans. "We...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says
    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command

    More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command
    BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's spectacularly public ouster of his uncle, Jang Song Taek, could bring about more political turmoil as the purge extends to Jang's coterie of powerful relatives and supporters. Reverberations are likely...
  • Former Pentagon analyst is named acting deputy secretary of Defense

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has named Christine H. Fox to be acting deputy Defense secretary, making the former chief of weapons cost analysis the most senior woman in Pentagon history. Fox will replace Ashton Carter, who has stepped down. She...
  • Astronomers fooled by shiny, but tiny, black hole

    Astronomers fooled by shiny, but tiny, black hole
    A bright black hole in the Pinwheel galaxy has been shining us on, astronomers say – this intergalactic trickster puts out light like a big black hole but it’s really quite tiny. M 101 ULX-1, described in the journal Nature, may force...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins private equity firm

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins private equity firm
    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday. Geithner, who was a major player in the...
  • Poor, mostly black areas face supermarket 'double jeopardy'

    Poor, mostly black areas face supermarket 'double jeopardy'
    Poor, mostly black neighborhoods face double jeopardy when it comes to supermarket access, according to a study recently published by the journal Preventive Medicine. That may not sound like news at all: Scholars and activists have long fretted that...
  • HIV cure dealt a setback

    HIV cure dealt a setback
    The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated. New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing...
  • North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed; two officers held

    North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed;  two officers held
    A North Korean freighter seized in Panama for carrying contraband fighter jet engines and missile components from Cuba will be released soon and allowed to return home with most of its crew members, Panamanian authorities have decided. The ship's...
  • Letters: Who should get into AP classes?

    Re "As access to AP classes rises, so do headaches," Oct. 10 It is terrible for a qualified student to be shut out of a high school Advanced Placement course because of some misguided egalitarian ideal that every student should be allowed to take an...