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  • Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom

    Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom
    HOUSTON — Mark Phariss almost didn’t file the lawsuit that led a judge to overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage this week.
  • After an ICU stay, cognitive loss is common, study says

    After an ICU stay, cognitive loss is common, study says
    Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found. The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...

    Planet-hunting Kepler reveals secret code hidden in starlight

    Planet-hunting Kepler reveals secret code hidden in starlight
    Using data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, astronomers have discovered a telltale "flicker" pattern in a distant star’s light -- an interstellar Morse code that reveals hidden but crucial information about its mass and volume....

    Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities

    Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities
    Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on...

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...