"Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."
—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading
- Hate-Crime Conviction In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:08:57 -0400
- An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.
- Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:56:00 -0400
- What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.
- Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:31:08 -0400
- Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.
- As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:02:00 -0400
- Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.
- After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:02:00 -0400
- The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
- U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:39:00 -0400
- Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.
- The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:32:00 -0400
- The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
- Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0400
- One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
- Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:28:00 -0400
- The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.
- American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:31:00 -0400
- The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.
- Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:02:00 -0400
- Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
- Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0400
- Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.
- High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:00 -0400
- Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
- VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:13:00 -0400
- President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.
- Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:04:00 -0400
- The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.