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Jun 6th 2016

"....everything in moderation, especially ultra-processed foods."
Jun 1st 2016

Donald Trump unleashed a series of angry attacks on the press, including personal insults 

May 30th 2016

Gyula Kosice (1924-2016) was an artistic innovator who used diverse materials to create beautiful abstract, often kinetic, works. He was also a dreamer and a visionary, who created models of what he called hydrospatial cities that would float through space.

May 27th 2016

"The earth, and its human occupants, reached an important milestone last week. Carbon dioxide levels for the first time in hominid history surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm)....

May 24th 2016

The Theranos saga hit another low last week when the company informed regulators that it was voiding two years of tests from its Edison blood testing devices and sending of

May 21st 2016

I have supported Senator Bernie Sanders throughout this campaign. I caucused for him in Minnesota where I live and I have commented favorably on his campaign to friends, to family, and in these pages.

May 20th 2016

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama’s candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

May 18th 2016

Donald Trump has promised that “we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.” He said this at

May 14th 2016

"Since 1914, and much more obviously since 1939, this view of the world has collapsed.
May 14th 2016

There are fears that another Ice Age is about to hit Silicon Valley because of the implosion of i

May 12th 2016

MELBOURNE – Last summer, a cabbage white butterfly laid its eggs on an arugula I was growing. Before long, the plant was swarming with green caterpillars, well disguised against the green leaves.

May 12th 2016

Few powerful kings or beautiful women were ever painted by as many great artists as the poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

May 11th 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The contests to decide the nominees of America’s two main political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, for the presidential election are all but over.

May 7th 2016

The story is circulating this weekend that high-level operatives in the Republican Party are preparing a third-party candidacy to challenge Donald Trump and the winner of the Democratic nomination in the general elections this fall.

May 6th 2016

Old age is a time of many challenges. Retirement brings opportunities, but for many people it also results in loss of role and income.

May 3rd 2016
Apple’s dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership.

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