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Quite by chance, at a cost of only 50 cents, I found a gem at the AAUW book sale. “Causality & Chance In Modern Physics,” written by David Bohm, was a joy (but a struggle) to read. Trying to understand the ideas of a professor of physics...
Are the French getting their Tea Party on? That's what an outsider looking at the country's first-round presidential voting results might have been led to believe. But, as with many things French, the reality is très compliquée. The weekend vote...
This headline flashed last Sunday: "Junior Seau buried in his hometown." Seau was one of the top National Football League players of all time, playing 20 seasons as linebacker, retiring after the 2010 season. He was voted All-Pro 10 times by the sports...
Botox may be famous for erasing frown lines, but it also may disrupt an important chain of communication between the face and the brain. Not only do our facial expressions reflect our emotional ups and downs, they appear to send crucial feedback to our...
Jacket CopyIf you're skeptical about Sarah Palin being the type to drop references to a 17th century French scientist and philosopher in her memoir "Going Rogue," you've got something in common with Tim Rutten, who reviews the book in our pages......
In a recent study of women undergoing cosmetic treatment with Botox, researchers found that the treatment, which blocks facial nerve impulses, seemed to slow the ability to comprehend emotional language. "We know that language moves us emotionally," said...
Jacket CopyDavid Shields, the author of "Reality Hunger," couldn't help but notice the buzz when a new biography of Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, above, said he invented some of his nonfiction. It's the latest in a series of small turmoils about......
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