Topic: University of Washington
Obesity isn't entirely – or even primarily – a question of willpower, but has a lot to do with socioeconomic status. Federal policy should address this by making healthy foods cheaper.
04/07/2011 03:24 pm
The US Hispanic population is booming – a group that's more likely to vote Democratic. This worries the GOP as Republicans look for ways to connect with this key part of the electorate.
03/26/2011 10:50 am
The mix of natural and man-made disasters unfolding in Japan is almost incomprehensible. But it’s just at such moments that we most want to understand what can happen in our world. This history is still in the making, but my regular reading list is taking a break while I search out material on disasters past and future. What are you reading in the wake of the tragic events of the past few days? Here are a few potential places to start:
03/14/2011 11:27 am
The tsunami that struck Japan today generated a huge whirlpool. How do tsunamis generate whirlpools?
03/11/2011 06:36 pm
In Pictures The Dalai Lama's career
Cell phone radiation has been proven to alter brain activity. But it's not clear if it's dangerous. Try an earphone?
02/25/2011 11:24 pm
Photos from the Stardust-NExT rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 are streaming in. Some show a crater that was created by a different NASA mission but never sucessfully photographed.
02/15/2011 08:00 pm
Amanda Knox's parents will stand trial in Italy on slander charges for alleging that police abused their daughter during interrogation. Amanda Knox has also been indicted for slandering Italian police.
02/15/2011 06:21 pm
Lawyers for Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy, say an upcoming Lifetime TV movie would harm her appeal.
02/08/2011 12:39 pm
If President Hu Jintao and President Obama can’t at least begin to unwind the self-perpetuating spiral leading toward ever-deeper mutual strategic mistrust, bigger trouble awaits.
01/17/2011 07:35 am