Saturday, January 11, 2014
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Crowds jammed Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley Cyrus, a final countdown from a U.S. Supreme Court justice and the drop of the shimmering crystal ball.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
People who read literary fiction are better than readers of popular fiction or nonfiction at figuring out the emotions of others, according to a U.S. study out Thursday.
Monday, September 30, 2013
A handful of barely driven vintage Chevrolets fetched more than half a million dollars on Saturday at an auction that drew thousands of car buffs from around the world to a small northeast Nebraska town.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The latest species to join Dutch police is hard at work behind the blacked-out windows of a building in Rotterdam: rats learning to sniff out crime and a new forensic future.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Children -- like adults -- are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Adult obesity in the U.S. still isn't budging, the latest government survey shows.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Australian doctors Friday called for the smacking of children by parents to be made illegal, saying it was too easy to blur the line between reasonable discipline and abuse.
Taller women may face a higher risk of many cancers than their shorter counterparts, according to a U.S. study released Thursday.