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  • A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio

    In an unusually candid and insightful memoir, popular radio host Bob Edwards explores his own career.
    10/18/2011 12:20 pm

  • Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

    How much should the government intervene in the economy of a free society? Sylvia Nasar traces a century of debate.
    09/12/2011 07:10 am

  • The world's top universities in 2011

    For the second year in a row, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped America’s Harvard University in the annual QS ranking of the world’s top universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based higher education consulting firm, released its much-anticipated list of the top 300 today. Academic reputation – a subjective assessment – accounts for 40 percent of the score that determines where schools end up on the rankings. You can get a closer look at the methodology here. This year’s top 10 dropped American universities Princeton and California Institute of Technology in favor of two other leading US schools. You can check out last year’s top 10 here and explore why QS’s rankings caused such a stir.
    09/06/2011 01:14 pm

  • Compact cars: More are on the way

    Compact cars will be built in greater numbers this year as automakers cater to penny-pinching consumers. Companies also hope to eat into sales of Toyota, Honda compact cars.
    08/31/2011 10:09 am

  • Difference Maker Walter Lewin is 'hands on' helping students grasp physics

    Whether it's swinging on a pendulum or riding a rocket tricycle, the former MIT professor, now on YouTube, finds different ways to assist students as they study the laws of physics.
    07/27/2011 11:00 am

  • Chapter & Verse Unfinished Jane Austen manuscript goes up for auction

    The only surviving copy of Jane Austen's unfinished novel, 'The Watsons,' goes up for auction at Sotheby's on Thursday.
    07/13/2011 05:00 pm

  • Worried about jobs, college women go 'geek'

    A rising share of computer science majors at top schools are women. High-tech jobs offer stability in an uncertain economy.
    06/27/2011 10:48 am

  • Mysterious humming noise bedevils tiny English village

    Residents of Woodland, Country Durham, England, have been complaining of a low hum that lasts between midnight and 4 a.m. every night.
    06/14/2011 01:26 pm

  • Is Obama following in Nixon's footsteps by going after WikiLeaks?

    Julian Assange faces a US grand jury investigation for his releases of information through WikiLeaks. Are there parallels between RIchard Nixon's legal action against The New York Times for publishing the Pentagon Papers?
    06/14/2011 12:21 pm

  • Chapter & Verse Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: secular humanist with a soul

    Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a humanist whose life and work have been shaped by religion.
    06/10/2011 11:21 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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