It's a provocative -- even astonishing -- hypothesis: Could the same set of genes that explains why chimpanzees are protected from some diseases also explain why humans have big brains?That's what researchers at Stanford University are suggesting.The genes in question control a type of white blood c
In another significant vote on the health front Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors took a big step toward an ordinance against restaurants handing out toys as part of junky kids' meals.Can you say McDonald's Happy Meal?
Got much delayed by some self-inflicted computer problems but here's hoping that's solved now.So far, no surprises. All the elections that have been called have gone the way they were supposed to. For instance, the South Carolina race for U.S.
Senate Democrats are hoping to hold on to a slim majority as the first results from the day's 37 races begin to emerge.Whether Republicans can pick up the 10 seats they need to take over the Senate is a drama that could extend into the early morning, when results from several tight West Coast races
The seismic event driving the 2010 midterm elections has triggered a tsunami: Republicans have swept to control of the House of Representatives.That's the biggest story so far in a turbulent election that followed a volatile and intensely negative political campaign season.Results so far show a deci
In Maryland, where I live, there's a 1 in 119 chance that I'll hit a deer with my car in the next year.Overall, there's a 1 in 183 chance of an American driver doing the same thing, according to claims data crunched by insurer State Farm.