Domestic violence may have been at the heart of the Texas shootings

Texas authorities believe domestic violence may have been at the root of Devin Kelley’s murderous rampage in a church near San Antonio on Sunday...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Predators with a key

It didn’t start as rape. Just weeks after arriving at a Kentucky jail, Rosa (not her real name, to protect her safety) was already a target. One...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Veterans and their service dogs: Keep your paws off, please

The relationship between a service dog and a veteran is akin to a team walking a tightrope. To succeed, they must focus on each other, intently. Distr...

November 8th, 2017 |  



The world is warming even faster than expected. Trump isn’t going to act. The rest of us need to step up

The global climate is in trouble, worsening faster than experts believed only two years ago, and ambitious international steps to address the problem ...

November 7th, 2017 |  


How to reduce the deadly toll of opioids

At the end of the 20th century, Americans were worried about the dangers posed by crack cocaine. They didn’t realize that another drug menace wo...

November 7th, 2017 |  


GDF15 for weight loss

GDF15 for weight loss

Last week we talked about this new magic protein bullet, growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), that causes weight loss when we are stressed, and a...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Did Hitler escape and move to Colombia?

A newly declassified CIA memo saying that Adolf Hitler may have been seen alive in Colombia in 1954 — long after his reported suicide in his Ber...

November 6th, 2017 |  


It’s tempting, but regulation isn’t the best way to rid Facebook, Twitter of fake news

The old saying about a lie traveling halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes has never seemed more relevant than in th...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Alternative Fact of the Week: ‘Compromise’ could have stopped the Civil War

Many have pointed out that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s veneration this week of Robert E. Lee as an honorable man and his contention...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Cornered in his public housing workplace

Once again, another American president seems to have gotten himself cornered in his Oval Office.But Donald Trump will be the first to tell you he is d...

November 5th, 2017 |