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  • LEBANON: Experts argue against 'clash of civilizations' at university forum

     
    The clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and the West isn’t over -- it never began, according to a group of top-notch scholars gathered in Beirut last week. The scholars from around the world convened at the American University......
  • Brand X Files: Megan Fox almost a virgin. Weird Al sex tape. 'Ugly Betty' gets her braces off.

     
    Megan Fox is practically a virgin: "I’ve only been with two men my entire life," the 23-year-old actress tells Harper's Bazaar. (Hello) Plus, see her high school yearbook photo. (World Correspondents) The Weird Al Yankovic sex tape: SFW depending on...
  • Computer program paves way for artificial pancreas

     
    A newly developed computer program merges the operations of continuously implanted glucose sensors and insulin pumps in diabetics, bringing researchers closer to an artificial pancreas that could provide much better control of insulin levels, minimizing...
  • Children thrive equally with same-sex, heterosexual parents, psychologist testifies at Prop. 8 trial

     
    A Cambridge University developmental psychologist testified at a federal trial in San Francisco today that broad research has documented that children of same-sex parents are just as likely as those of heterosexual parents to be well-adjusted. "Studies...
  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • Peru's Nazca culture was brought down with its trees

    Peru's Nazca culture was brought down with its trees
    The Nazca people of Peru -- famous for their huge line drawings on an arid plateau that are fully visible only from the air -- set the stage for their demise by deforesting the plain, allowing a huge El Niño-fueled flood to ravage the Ica Valley about...
  • The Siren's Call: Jesus in the East; two extraordinary Victorian ladies

    The Siren's Call: Jesus in the East; two extraordinary Victorian ladies
    Jesus is everywhere. There are plenty of books about his presence in the holy scriptures of Christianity's sister faiths (in the Talmud, in the Koran) and about secret traditions brought to light by the Gnostic gospels. There are also plenty on more...
  • 3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine

    3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine
    Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...
  • IRAN: Book says U.S. spies pump Dubai visa applicants for intel

     
    The CIA stepped in to prevent the United States from closing a consulate in the Persian Gulf city-state of Dubai, arguing that it was a gold mine of human intelligence from Iran. That's according to a new book, ???City of......
  • George Shor Jr. dies at 86; Scripps geophysicist studied the ocean floor

    George G. Shor Jr., the Scripps geophysicist whose study of the ocean floor helped lay the foundation for the theory of tectonic plates and continental drift, died July 3 at his home in La Jolla from complications following a series of strokes. He was 86....