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Articles from Vol. 145, No. 2862, March

1917 How One Year Changed the World
THE EXHIBITION "1917: How One Year Changed the World" will look back 100 years to explore how the dramatic events of a single year brought about fundamental changes in American politics and culture that reverberated throughout the world and still impact...
A Hill Too Steeped in Lies
AS ONE PUNDIT PUT IT: "It's not fake news that denied Hillary Clinton the presidency, it's the real news we've been listening to for the last 25 years." If Clinton's partisans were doing an inventory of her purported vast accomplishments over the past...
Al Apparently Is for Real
THERE IS AN OLD JOKE among scientists: When all of man's knowledge was poured into a computer, the computer was asked one question: "Is there a God?" Its response: "There is now." In popular media, this scenario was illustrated in the 'Terminator"...
Changing the World One Pose at a Time
CHILDREN are overstimulated as they strive to keep up with the fast-paced demands of our society. As the tempo of modern life continues to accelerate due to breakthroughs in technology and new economic conditions imposed by our global economy, children...
For the Binge TV Viewer in All of Us
For the binge TV viewer, CBS and Showtime DVDs want to be sure you get the new season off on the right "station" with these recent releases: "Star Trek: 50th Anniversary Film & TV Collection." Embark on a mission to the final frontier with the...
Game On!!!
"No Administration in recent history has confronted as much animosity as the Trump Administration. The vitriol is coming from a triumvirate of elites: Hollywood and New York celebrities; the major media outlets; and the permanent Federal bureaucracy....
Gray Leica Q Titanium's Refined Style
With its titanium gray finish, Leica Q offers an alternative design option for its high-performance, full-frame compact camera with a fixed, fast prime lens. In contrast to the discreet black paint finish of the standard Leica Q, the new color option...
I Need (an App) Consult
DOCTORS LACK the tools and capacity to interpret a deluge of fitness, food, and lifestyle data that patients are self-tracking, relate researchers at die University of Washington. With apps and activity trackers measuring every step people take, every...
Inspired by Athena and Aided by Facebook: An Internet Search Took a Pair of Strangers to Sisters; Roommates, and Business Partners
Growing up on opposite sides of the country, their lives were as opposite as night and day. Rosalia Schabauer was raised in Peru and Florida with married parents, attended private school, and always thought she was an only child Karla Inchingalo had...
It's Not a Wish
SIX SECONDS--that is how long 95% of people spend washing their hands. However, to kill germs effectively, you need to spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing, about the time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice through, according to the Centers for...
Let's Negotiate
"Understanding these nine archetypes and discerning where you tend to fall, how other people are categorized in relation to you, and how to capitalize on a different type of personality approach (and deal with those of others) is a tremendous asset...
Lincoln's Killer Is Killed
MANY PECULIAR FACTS surround the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln, but one of the more obscure and odd-set events involve Boston Corbett, the little-known man who shot the President's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. In his article in The American...
Love Hurts-And So Does Betrayal
NOEL BIDERMAN, former CEO of Ashley Madison, the marital affair website, when asked if cheating is bad, answered that "undiscovered cheating is good." Since that website gets more than 1,000,000 hits per day, many people obviously agree with him. I,...
Modern Medicine Mess
Before the arrival of the Trump Administration, "the political elites ... 'disconnected' the natural regulatory mechanism of price signals and consumers making voluntary decisions about the use of their own money, so politicians [kept] compounding...
Money Talks
FIFTY YEARS of research has revealed the sad truth that children of lower-income, less-educated parents typically enter school with poorer language skills than their more-privileged counterparts. By some measures, five-year-olds of lower socioeconomic...
Nintendo 3DS Games: The Parade Continues
Two of the latest titles for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems advance fan-favorite storylines with a few twists along the way. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World introduces the adorable canine to this hand-held version of the critically-acclaimed...
Nintendo Switch Launches This Month
The new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3. The system will include the main console; Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers; a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller); a set of Joy-Con wrist...
No More Anti-War Liberals?
DURING the post-World War II period, opposition to U.S. militarism and involvement in dubious military conflicts usually has been stronger on the political left than the right. Left-wing, anti-war sentiment reached its peak during the Vietnam War,...
Obama Wasn't No FDR
AS HIS TWO TERMS in office now belong to the past, assessments of Pres. Barack Obama's tenure in the White House--some positive, some less so--already are being made as to his place in American history. One thing is certain: whatever consensus emerges...
Parental Obesity Linked to Child Development
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study in Pediatrics. The investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill--the ability to control movement of small...
Recovery Time Discovery for Sports Concussions
The blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely returning to play after a sports-related concussion, according to a study in Neurology, the medical journal of...
Science's Confusion concerning the Origin of Life
ALTHOUGH the general public disconcertingly is unaware, the simple scientific fact is that scientists do not have even the slightest clue how life could have begun through an unguided, natural process absent the intervention of a conscious creative...
Smile, and the Sun Will Come Shining Through
"Are you going to ... live in the captivity of an autopilot mind? Break through the bars; take the smile challenge to heart; find your smile buddies; and claim the freedom, happiness, and smiling in your life now." DID YOU KNOW that smiling and...
Surviving a Pisces
"My love affair was beautiful, passionate, and intense. I'd never felt so treasured, and I've never felt that way again. I did, however, feel cheapened by it when I found out how much of a womanizer he was." TO SURVIVE a Pisces, you need to have...
Take Me out to the "Song" Park: The Exhibition "Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" Serves as a Perfect Companion to the Start of Spring Training
LONG BEFORE the speakers at Wrigley Field blasted Steve Goodman's "Go, Cubs, Go" after each triumphant Cubs game, and long before players approached the batter's box with their signature walk-up songs, music and baseball indelibly have been intertwined....
Take That, Wine Snobs
"People tend to feel guilty when they like the cheapest one, but that's actually awesome. It saves you a lot of bucks." NEW YORK UNIVERSITY economist Karl Storchmann always has loved wine--so much so that, years ago, before he moved to the U.S....
Teen Substance Use Shows Decline
The annual Monitoring the Future survey results from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as the misuse of some...
The Asia Pivot: Problems, Problems, Problems
Can Pres. Donald Trump succeed where the Obama Administration failed?--by employing China to help reel in a burgeoning (and unstable) nuclear threat in North Korea. NORTHEAST ASIA is perhaps the world's most dangerous flashpoint, with three neighboring...
The Foregone Alternative
THE ALARM CLOCK is a detestable, but necessary, evil in our world of never-ending deadlines and deliverables. From sunrise to way beyond sunset, our days are chock full of tasks to be completed. Whether it is work demands, shuttling kids to soccer...
The Grave Is a Gateway
A STROKE CAN STRIKE anyone, anytime, anywhere. One out of every five people will suffer a stroke by the age of 50. Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. Our tale is a true story about what happened in the wake of a life-threatening...
The Great Unraveling
"The measure of success for the Trump Administration hinges on rapid accomplishment of the President's campaign promises. Achieving those promises entails a great unraveling of all that was Obama." THE OBAMA Administration filled hundreds of Federal...
The Heat Is On: "Climate Models ... Overestimate the Role of Greenhouse Gases and Underestimate the Role of Ozone Depletion."
IN RECENT YEARS, a "consensus" of scientists has emerged claiming that greenhouse warming is the cause of climate change. Many have argued that this consensus means that the science of global warming is settled. Yet, science never is settled. Science...
The "Write" Way to Show Gratitude: "Your Bonus Will Be Enhanced Relationships-A Plus for You and for Every Person Who Receives One of Your Heartfelt Letters."
AT THE WEDDING rehearsal of our son, Byron, and his fiancee, Rachael, they each presented their respective parents with framed, heartfelt letters of appreciation. The letters described what they treasured about growing up in the family, the qualities...
Trumping Obama on Cuba
THE FUTURE of normalized Cuban-American relations was a priority of Pres. Barack Obama over the last few years. However, the former Administration's considerable effort at detente and normalization now is at risk. On the one hand, new U.S. business...
Trump's Triumph Should Show the Way
"... The government has grown so large that it is a major factor in everything, including elections, and is in the position of taking on a will of its own. It is on the verge of being too big for private people to manage. This is the political crisis...
Turning Back the Hands of Time
Time is fickle--most so on our bodies. Although time only can be stopped in science fiction, it is possible to turn back the clock metaphorically to a more youthful looking appearance. Caitriona Ryan, a College of Medicine dermatologist at Texas A&M...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Friend or Foe?
IF IT CAN HAPPEN to the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, it can happen to anyone. Speaking as a special witness at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in January 2014, Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) revealed that a drone once had hovered...
What Is in Store for Cuba beyond Baseball?
"When Americans ask, 'What could Cuba be?,' inevitably the question is America-centric, framed in the context of 'What could Cuba be for us?'" That is the view of Dave Reilly, chair of the Political Science Department and director of International...
What (Real) Men (Really) Want
I RECENTLY wrote about what women (in midlife) want, and mentioned, in passing, the regrettable stereotype about men's midlife crises. Men deserve better. This time, the guys get the attention they deserve. What do real men want? By real, I mean: not...
When Rhetoric Wanders in Wacky Ways
THE 2016 presidential election pitted former Secretary of State and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) against world-renowned entrepreneur Donald Trump, constituting the highest negatively-rated Democratic and Republican candidates in any election in the...
Women of Color Rising in Election Ranks
The 2016 election may go down as the year of the angry white voter, but a book coauthored by a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, finds a quiet revolution taking place in the country: the ascension of women and men of color to...
Wow Your Kitchen with Hexclad
Hexclad has unveiled a new product suite that blends tri-ply stainless steel with a patented, nonstick surface to provide durable, high-performance and--endurance use every time you cook with it. The collection features the same advantages of stainless-aluminum-stainless,...
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