"Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up? Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:19:00 -0400
- Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.
- Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:06:00 -0400
- President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."
- Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:00 -0400
- The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.
- Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:00 -0400
- A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- After Vetting, Civil War Veteran Approved For Medal Of Honor Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:50 -0400
- Civil War veteran 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Robert Siegel talks to Kent Brown, author of Cushing of Gettysburg.
- Ferguson's Small Businesses Try To Recover After Riots Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- Ferguson, Mo., took the international spotlight for weeks as protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown spiraled into rioting and a massive police response. Now work is underway to help the small businesses in the St. Louis suburb get back on their feet.
- Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his son with a tree branch. Robert Siegel talks to Elizabeth Gershoff, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, about the history of corporal punishment.
- Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
- Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.
- Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:00 -0400
- Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.
- Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:25:00 -0400
- For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: Yes they are.
- Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:40:00 -0400
- About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.
- Mexican Resort Town Pummeled By Powerful Hurricane Odile Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:10:00 -0400
- The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the Baja California peninsula, forecasters say.
- Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:57:00 -0400
- Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.
- Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:52:00 -0400
- Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.