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  • Ocean waves help quake scientists make predictions for the Big One

    Ocean waves help quake scientists make predictions for the Big One
    When studying earthquakes, especially in California, scientists often find that ocean waves get in the way. As the water hits the coast, it creates tiny seismic waves that interfere with researchers’ efforts to listen for the bigger waves created by...
  • The MIT Media Lab class that makes science fiction real

    The MIT Media Lab class that makes science fiction real
    A book that transmits the emotions of its story to the reader with glowing lights, sensors and actuators that can inflate a vest to cause the constriction of fear. It's called "Sensory Fiction," made by Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, Julie Legault -- and it'...
  • 'Fifty Shades' movie will be an 'amazing shock,' says Rita Ora

    'Fifty Shades' movie will be an 'amazing shock,' says Rita Ora
    When British singer Rita Ora took a break from the set of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday, she shared her thoughts on the hotly anticipated film. She said the movie, adapted from E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel, will be...
  • Humble Bundle -- the pay-what-you-like site -- tries audiobooks

    Humble Bundle -- the pay-what-you-like site -- tries audiobooks
    Humble Bundle is one of those websites trying to make optimal use of our digital world. It combines downloads with a pay-what-you-like system that funnels money to charity. And for the first time, it's trying its hand at audiobooks. This is how it...
  • Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'

    Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'
    The PBS television series "American Masters" will debut its profile of Alice Walker on Feb. 7, shortly before the author's 70th birthday. While Walker has written novels, poetry and nonfiction, she is best known for her novel "The Color Purple."...
  • Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi

    Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi
    In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in...
  • The Volkswagen way to better labor-management relations

    The Volkswagen way to better labor-management relations
    Works councils — elected bodies representing all workers in a plant, both blue and white collar — are acclaimed as one of the best, most innovative features of Germany's labor relations system. They have been shown to enhance efficiency,...
  • Fancy footwork! These huddling penguins do the wave to stay warm

    Fancy footwork! These huddling penguins do the wave to stay warm
    If you’re in stop-and-go traffic in Los Angeles, you’re probably pretty unhappy about it. If you’re a male penguin balancing an egg on your feet in the freezing Antarctic, that traffic jam is probably keeping you alive. Scientists...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood
    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • Hubble Space Telescope finds clouds on super-Earth, Neptune-sized planets

    Hubble Space Telescope finds clouds on super-Earth, Neptune-sized planets
    Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two research teams have discovered thick layers of high-altitude clouds covering the atmospheres of two relatively nearby exoplanets: a super-Earth and a "warm Neptune." Scientists are beginning to get a handle...
  • USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?

    USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?
    Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...