| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Herbert Allison Jr.
Headed Fannie Mae, U.S. bank rescue program
Herbert Allison Jr., 69, a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and chief executive of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday at his home in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
USC's music school will be getting a double infusion of hip Brooklyn talent.
Composers Andrew Norman and Ted Hearne are joining the Thornton School of Music as full-time professors. Norman will begin his new job in the fall, and Hearne will start next...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:36 PM
After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Don't expect old age to be all golf and cruises: As Americans live longer and longer, more of us should expect to suffer some sort of independence-threatening disability in the final phase of life, two new studies published online Monday suggest.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- More than half of Americans consider the effects on the environment of products and services they buy, according to a new national survey.
“Consumer behavior has become an important way Americans express their values and concerns,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Remember “Impossible is Nothing,” the bloated video resume from Yale University student Aleksey Vayner that went viral in the worst way in 2006?
Wall Street turned Vayner into a laughingstock upon viewing him bench-pressing heavy weights,...
| Jan 22, 2013
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else.
But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Dear Liz: I'll be done paying off my car in a couple of months. What's a good strategy for redirecting that money once it's paid off? Should I use the whole amount each month to start saving for my next car, or would I be better off splitting it up and...