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  • Good government update: Warning citizens of radioactive and perhaps explosive fish

     
    Are you a fisherman but not sure if the fish you just caught is radioactive? Well, we've got good news for you....
  • Weekly remarks: GOP's Hoekstra says no more bailouts; Obama warns over corporate donations

     
    Pete Hoekstra says Obama's Dems still spending too much; Obama again criticizes Supreme Court decision on corporate donations....
  • Effects of violent video games

    Effects of violent video games
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
  • 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...
  • Can you master your own epigenetics?

    Can you master your own epigenetics?
    Some authors say you can apply the new science of epigenetics to improve your life right now. "Epigenetics is mastery — you have power over your biology," says author and lecturer Bruce Lipton of Santa Cruz, a former medical school professor and...
  • Pain and heartache are bound together in our brains

    Pain and heartache are bound together in our brains
    Like a jab in the arm with a red-hot poker, social rejection hurts. Literally. A new study finds that our brains make little distinction between the sting of being rebuffed by peers -- or by a lover, boss or family member -- and the physical pain that...
  • A look at the mind's natural shortcuts

    A look at the mind's natural shortcuts
    Wray Herbert is thinking about your brain. He concludes that your thinking may be so ancient that you're making more mistakes than you'd prefer. In "On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits" (Crown Publishers, 2010), the author writes...
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
  • Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '

    Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '
    William Golding The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life John Carey Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50 William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
  • Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother

    Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother
    Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
  • Nicholas Delbanco ponders the art of lastingness

    Nicholas Delbanco ponders the art of lastingness
    Lastingness The Art of Old Age Nicholas Delbanco Grand Central: 275 pp., $24.99 Nicholas Delbanco sits on a swivel chair in his second-floor writer's study, his back to the desk, knees bent slightly as he props his feet on the edge of a couch. He...