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  • May 24, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    At the close of World War II, in Princeton, N.J.’s Institute for Advanced Study, an extension of the Manhattan Project was busy building a bomb that would be a thousand times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and … Continue reading

  • May 21, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Elana Bell is the author of “Eyes, Stone” (2012, LSU Press), winner of the Walt Whitman Award for 2011. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, CALYX, and elsewhere. Bell is the writer-in-residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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  • May 17, 2012   BY Ryan C. Brooks  

    Published by the Library of Congress, “Presidential Campaign Posters” is a visual anthology of election season artwork — images that capture the public sentiment, issues and prevailing design trends of a given campaign era. The book showcases images from every … Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    On April 12, 2011, a 59-year-old woman with a sensor implanted in her brain picked up her cinnamon latte with a robotic arm, brought it to her lips and took a sip through a straw using only her thoughts. It … Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Elana Bell is the author of “Eyes, Stone” (2012, LSU Press), winner of the Walt Whitman Award for 2011. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, CALYX, and elsewhere. Bell is the writer-in-residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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  • May 10, 2012   BY Daniel Sagalyn  

    PHILADELPHIA | A key leader in the psychiatric community has rejected the idea of altering the name of a traumatic condition affecting an estimated tens of thousands of U.S. combat veterans — a move that effectively blocks growing efforts by … Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    Editor’s note: On Thursday’s NewsHour broadcast, science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the debate over using chimpanzees for biomedical research. First, here’s an inside look at one of the sanctuaries profiled in the piece. At Chimp Haven, chimpanzees roam freely … Continue reading

  • May 9, 2012   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    Known for her large format photographs, Lalla Essaydi’s work combines Islamic calligraphy and representations of the female body, focusing on the interconnection of faith, culture and gender and challenging notions within all three.
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  • May 8, 2012   BY Jason Kane and David Pelcyger  

    They’re the new minority in the United States: “healthy” waistlines. With a third of the nation’s adults weighing in as overweight and another third registering as “obese,” America’s collective eating disorder has relegated those with a healthy body mass index … Continue reading

  • May 8, 2012   BY Cat Wise  

    Norway is the best country in the world to be a mother, according to a new report from the international nonprofit Save the Children. Niger replaces Afghanistan as the worst country for moms. Afghanistan had been at the bottom of … Continue reading

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