February 26, 2014 English is a dynamic language. But some of the best saws are old as dirt.
February 24, 2014 Among the Smart Set there is the belief that smart objects will result in smarter living.
February 22, 2014 We asked people to give us the soundtracks they live by. The playlists — and the stories — may surprise you.
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February 20, 2014 Maybe we should look to Black Vultures and baseball millionaires as the new harbingers of the season.
First lady Michelle Obama.
February 19, 2014 As a front-and-center first lady, Michelle Obama has developed a loyal and loving following. Here are some reasons why.
February 15, 2014 In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?
February 11, 2014 In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?
Brooke Watson of Duke University gathers sound for the Sonic Dictionary.
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February 6, 2014 If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.
Academic pursuits: Surfers are making history.
February 3, 2014 On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.
January 29, 2014 In wintry weather, it's very important to be aware of the temperature of your skin — according to Professor Popsicle.
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January 28, 2014 To avoid concussions, bypass drug problems and boost ticket sales, maybe the league should start drafting droids.
January 26, 2014 Icy vortices, trains of snowstorms, treacherous temperatures — many people are having to learn some harsh lessons about harsh weather.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. It could become a classic.
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January 22, 2014 A great director, a soaring soundtrack, the look of a certain period — these factors and more can influence a film's staying power. Which of this season's award-winning flicks will stick?
President Barack Obama at a "Twitter Town Hall" on July 6, 2011 at the White House.
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January 17, 2014 Politicians of the world have caught on to the fact that Twitter can help get out the party line.
January 15, 2014 Half a century after the surgeon general's report linking smoking and cancer, the debate rages on.
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