"Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all."
—Lavina Goodell Junior editor, Harper's Bazaar
- Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:07 -0400
- Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
- Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:00 -0400
- More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?
- You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign? Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:52:00 -0400
- All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
- Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:58:00 -0400
- Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.
- Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:32:00 -0400
- Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.
- Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:40 -0400
- Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.
- What The New Factory Worker Should Know Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
- In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.
- Democrat Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
- Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.
- World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
- Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom.
- Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:00 -0400
- State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.
- Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:00 -0400
- A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.
- Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400
- The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.
- Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
- Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.
- The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
- Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.
- How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS? Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
- Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.