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  • A Voice from Old New York

    A Voice from Old New York

    Louis Auchincloss shares glimpses of his remarkable life – both as a writer and a highly privileged New Yorker.

  • The top 10 monkeys

    The top 10 monkeys

    December 14th is National Monkey Day, making it the perfect day to contemplate our simian relatives. And what better way to do so than by ranking them in a top 10 list? Broadly speaking, there are two types of monkeys. Old World monkeys are native to Africa and Asia, and include familiar species such as the langur, the macaque, and the baboon. New World Monkeys, which are native to Central and South America, include marmosets, capuchins, and wooly monkeys. New World monkeys are thought to have evolved from Old World monkeys after migrating from Africa to South America on a raft of vegetation during the Oligocene period, some 23 million to 34 million years ago. But whatever. We know that you're here to find out what the best kind of monkey is. Click through our top 10 list to find out.

  • Sugar cereals vs. low-sugar alternatives: Kids will eat healthier according to study

    Sugar cereals vs. low-sugar alternatives: Kids will eat healthier according to study

    Sugar cereals: The kids studied liked low-sugar options, and even though they added more sugar, their breakfasts weren't nearly as sweet as kids who ate sugary cereals.

  • Five mistakes to avoid on your college application

    Five mistakes to avoid on your college application

    College application deadlines are looming for millions of high school seniors, and younger students are already thinking ahead. The Monitor checked in with counselors and admissions officers to get their take on some of the most common mistakes students make when preparing for and applying to college.

  • Workplace discrimination: Welcome to the 'glass cliff'

    Workplace discrimination: Welcome to the 'glass cliff'

    Workplace discrimination occurs when people hold jobs not normally associated with their gender, a new Yale study says.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/03

    Israeli security forces take up positions during clashes with Palestinian youths, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh. The clashes started after a protest against Israel's house demolitions in Issawiyeh.

  • Sextillion is the word with new star discovery

    Cool Astronomy Sextillion is the word with new star discovery

    Sextillion: Astronomers now say there are 300 sextillion stars. That's 200 sextillion more than previously thought.

  • Universe might hold three times more stars than previously thought

    Universe might hold three times more stars than previously thought

    A new study suggests that a specific kind of galaxy might hold 10 times more red dwarf stars than estimated. That would triple projections for the number of stars in the observable universe, with implications for explanations of how stars and galaxies form and evolve.

  • Thanksgiving 2010: In these hard times, are Americans thankful?

    Thanksgiving 2010: In these hard times, are Americans thankful?

    Thanksgiving 2010 finds Americans politically divided and struggling financially. But poll data suggest that Americans are fiercely resilient, a quality that is strengthened by feeling gratitude.

  • Khmer Rouge film spurs Cambodians worldwide to revisit buried history

    Khmer Rouge film spurs Cambodians worldwide to revisit buried history

    Cambodian diaspora revisits the country's brutal Khmer Rouge history in 'Enemies of the People,' a new documentary competing for an Oscar.