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The biological clock crosses the gender divide: How old is too old for fatherhood?

The biological clock crosses the gender divide: How old is too old for fatherhood?

For decades the age at which people decide to get into parenting has been increasing, but women have borne the brunt of the focus. We see study after study on the countless ways a woman’s age affects everything from her egg count to her child’s cognitive ability. But what about men? Read the Full Story [...]

Pop culture throw down: Interview with a Vampire vs. Twilight

Pop culture throw down: Interview with a Vampire vs. Twilight

<center><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sIpeBi6SG4A?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> Anne Rice, author of Interview with a Vampire—arguably the early genesis of popular culture’s obsession with vampires—has sunk her teeth into a new controversy over author Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The wide, weird world of geography wonks

The wide, weird world of geography wonks

Ken Jennings is known for being one of two carbon-based contestants to match wits with IBM's "Watson" supercomputer on "Jeopardy!" last February. Machine bested man in that game, but Jennings nevertheless holds two game show records among humans – longest winning streak on Jeopardy! (74 games) and all-time biggest money winner on U.S. game shows [...]

What would it take to get you to bike?

What would it take to get you to bike?

A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Wisconsin found that if people switched from cars to bikes for just half of their short trips (5 miles or less), it would save a net societal health benefit of $3.5 billion in increased air quality, and $3.8 billion in savings from smaller health care costs—annually. Read the [...]

Life on film: what are the best – and worst – biopics ever made?

Life on film: what are the best – and worst – biopics ever made?

Leonardo DiCaprio is already drawing raves for his stunning turn as J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar. Credit is also certainly due director Clint Eastwood and writer Dustin Lance Black (who also penned the Oscar-winning biopic, "Milk"). Portraying a real-life character is arguably Oscar-bait for any serious actor or director; one of the first to [...]

Operation Mend: to reconstruct soldiers and marines wounded in war

Operation Mend: to reconstruct soldiers and marines wounded in war

On July 5, 2007, Army Specialist Joey Paulk’s vehicle was hit by 3 mines in Afghanistan. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The struggle for Egypt: A historical perspective

The struggle for Egypt: A historical perspective

When Tahrir Square in Cairo was teeming with revolution early this year, the world watched intently. Geopolitics hadn't been shaken so fundamentally since 9/11. The regime of Hosni Mubarak had held onto Egypt for thirty years, offering stability in the beginning, then a long, slow decline. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles

Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles

Land, power and money: These are the themes of "Unreal Estate," in which Michael Gross dishes about — of all things — houses. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Eddie Murphy out of Oscars: Who’s next?

Eddie Murphy out of Oscars: Who’s next?

It started with a single comment, dropped by director Brett Ratner during a Q & A for his newest film, “Tower Heist.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Who’s the boss when it comes to lunch breaks and coffee time?

Who’s the boss when it comes to lunch breaks and coffee time?

The California Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that will have far-reaching implications for workers across the state. Five restaurant workers are suing Brinker International – owner of Chili's and other chain restaurants – claiming the company made it impossible to take meal and rest breaks. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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