Digital dependence 'eroding human memory'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study. It showed many people use computers instead of memorising information. more…

The astounding life of a man you never heard of

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2502085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker[/caption] He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning more…

Expulsion for off-campus offense hits speed bump

by Bob Unruh -- Just as Congress has begun taking an interest in how universities handle sexual-assault charges, a state court in Kansas has ruled that schools are not law-enforcement agencies, and more…

Students' deaths blamed on hypnosis by principal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE) SARASOTA COUNTY - The families of three North Port High School students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each more…

This caption on a painting changed the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2497165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Portion of Domenico Feti's painting "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man")[/caption] Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was from a noble German family. While on his more…

Students warned: Too-big biceps fuel sexism

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2502465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sylvester Stallone as Rambo (Credit: UNCYC.org)[/caption] A Vanderbilt University days-long seminar sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center in honor of "Healthy Masculinities Week" more…

This one act changed the course of Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2497075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln signing Emancipation Proclamation[/caption] The Confederate Army was unstoppable – within weeks of winning the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee had won more…

High schoolers revolt after 'American Pride Day' nixed

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_2498555" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Image: Facebook, Wounded Warrior Project)[/caption] A group of students who may not identify as Americans were able to convince high school officials in Jackson, Wyoming, more…