It’s not often that you find a literary essayist wandering into contemporary political debates, these days. But in her new book On Immunity: An Innoculation, Eula Biss wades calmly, lucidly into a subject that has most people screaming in under 15 seconds on talk shows: vaccination.Read more…
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A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
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Tennis star Roger Federer doesn’t have enough time to visit the whole of India. So his fans are Photoshopping him into pictures taken all over the country.
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This afternoon’s satellite imagery shows an incredible slug of dry air moving across the south and east behind a cold front, bringing beautiful weather to millions of people. In fact, the air is so dry at 10,000 feet above sea level that its humidity is near zero percent in some spots.Read more…
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Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
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Football Association chairman Greg Dyke is returning a £16,000 watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Federation.
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Treasury briefed RBS move before board decision
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Secrets of the costume juggernaut
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Now that NBC has dumped David Gregory as host of Meet the Press, some radical changes are in store. What was once a subpar Sunday political talk show will now be a landfill, full of the most useless NBC News personalities.Read more…
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Police say a motorcyclist in New Hampshire, clocked going 127 mph, bragged to officers about reaching 185 mph during the ensuing chase. Bad (ideas) to the bone!Read more…
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Michael Korda’s superb new biography of the Confederate general, ‘Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee,’ chisels away at the myth. You may not like what’s underneath.
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Two of Steve Stockman’s staffers gave $7,500 to his campaign, in violation of federal campaign-finance regulations. The Office of Congressional Ethics reports there’s good reason to believe he was covering it up.
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