There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.
"I always see his face," says Will, who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army. "And in my dreams it's the same thing. ... I always walk over to him, and instead of this Afghani kid that's laying there, it's my little brother."
In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder — involving a deadly flu virus.
If you have some time over the weekend or need a break from the endless LeBron James coverage, you could peruse the highly readable opinion by a Florida judge who invalidated some of the redistricting efforts by the state's Republican Legislature.
House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to sue President Obama, accusing him of trying to sidestep Congress and make his own laws.
But the president is also using the suit, which is considered a long shot in legal terms, to score political points.
House Speaker John Boehner says the lawsuit will focus on the administration's decision to postpone the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide health insurance for their workers.
Plato once remarked that it is easy to make a picture. Anyone can do it. You just hold up a mirror to whatever you are interested in and presto! you have its picture.
Plato was mistaken. A reflection is no more a picture than a footprint is a sculpture. We make pictures, for this or that purpose; reflections, in contrast, just happen; we stumble upon them. Moreover, I see the car in the rearview mirror, but I do not, in the same sense, see my grandfather, long since deceased, when I look at his photograph.
North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts, challenged by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP and voting rights groups. A judge will decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has been following the hearing, and he wraps up recent developments and possible outcomes.
Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.
Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 11:10 pm
In recent years, consumers have grown increasingly aware that the explosion of palm oil plantations to supply food companies making everything from Pop-Tarts to ramen noodles has taken a heavy toll on the environment.
Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted — in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million. But oddly enough, Harvard University has had a handful of Rothkos — faded by sunlight and splattered with food and drink — in storage. Now, new technology has led to a potentially controversial restoration.
Every profession has a jargon all its own, and musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer a few terms distinctive to the music world: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland," among others.
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The U.S. Transportation Department is asking Congress for authority to regulate navigation aids in cars, including apps on smartphones.
It’s part of the department’s effort to clamp down on distracted driving. The measure is included in the Obama Administration’s proposed transportation bill and would give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the power to restrict apps that could make driving more dangerous.
It sounds like Hollywood movie about politics: a pro-embargo Cuban-American senator is smeared and a conservative news outlet runs the story, but the source does not seem to be a real person. Now, the media is still scrambling to find out what really happened.
Back 2012, Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey was accused of paying underage prostitutes amid another U.S. Justice Department investigation. But the prostitutes recanted, the original source did not hold up and the story died down.