"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves."
—Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) British writer, A Room with a View
- Health Care Enrollments Up, But Still Well Short Of Goal Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:19:00 -0400
- The administration says 940,000 people signed up in February for a total enrollment of 4.2 million. The White House is hoping for 6 million by the end of this month.
- Whole Genome Scans Aren't Quite Ready For Your Doctor's Office Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:11:00 -0400
- Wouldn't it be great to be able to scan your genes and find out your disease risk? Those scanners exist. But a test of their usefulness for medical care found them not as accurate as one would hope.
- Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt GM As It Continues Its Makeover Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:06:00 -0400
- General Motors is recalling 1.6 million vehicles because of faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. It now faces a congressional inquiry into why it took nearly 10 years to warn the public.
- A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
- Christie Aides Refuse To Comply With Subpoenas Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Two key aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are now trying to convince a judge not to force them to testify. They're citing their fifth amendment rights in order to avoid complying with subpoenas.
- On Senate Floor, Rift Opens Between Lawmakers And CIA Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of interfering with her committee's efforts to oversee the agency. Feinstein made her comments in a speech Tuesday.
- Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?
- Theories And Disputes Eddy Around Missing Malaysian Airliner Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Questions continue to proliferate around the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. Matthew Wald of The New York Times sorts through the latest news and tries to puzzle out some answers.
- Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Several U.S. senators want to name the ATF's Washington headquarters after Eliot Ness, credited with bringing down mobster Al Capone. But Chicago's City Council says Ness doesn't deserve the glory.
- A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.
- Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:16:00 -0400
- The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
- CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work, Feinstein Says Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:52:00 -0400
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein says some of the CIA's actions could be illegal or unconstitutional, accusing the agency of interfering with the oversight committee she chairs.
- Deborah Hersman Stepping Down As Head Of NTSB Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:49:00 -0400
- While leading the National Transportation Safety Board, she's been a familiar face at investigations into plane crashes and other accidents. She's leaving to run the nonprofit National Safety Council.
- Tiny In-Nose Filters Aim To Keep Allergies At Bay Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:44:00 -0400
- Tiny Nose Filters sounds like a prog-rock band on NPR. But these filters do exist. They're designed to block allergens, and one study says they help. Other allergists aren't yet convinced.
- They're Melting! Great Lakes Come Close, But Miss Ice Record Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:25:00 -0400
- The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.