Martin Shkreli, ‘pharma bro,’ rebuffs Congress through silence

Martin Shkreli, ‘pharma bro,’ rebuffs Congress through silence

Martin Shkreli, the so-called “pharma bro” whose brash style won him few friends before an indictment for securities fraud, refused to answer Congress’ questions Thursday about why he jacked up the price of a decades-old drug more than 50-fold. In a tense and awkward appearance, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals asserted his constitutional right […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Elgar – In the south

Emil Franzi on Music: Elgar – In the south

By Emil Franzi From the 2015-16 Season There’s much more to Elgar than POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE. Like Kipling, he is far more nuanced than many common stereotypes convey. His two symphonies stand at the pinnacle of those from the early 20th Century. His concert overture ALASSIO or IN THE SOUTH is actually a politely named […]

Eric Peters: Three things to know about oil changes

Eric Peters: Three things to know about oil changes

By Eric Peters You’ve heard the saying, your mileage may vary? The same applies to oil and filter changes, too. The intervals (time and mileage accrued) are general recommendations that may not apply in your specific circumstances. Variables that affect change intervals include: How old the car is; how often the car is driven; how […]

Michael Taube: ‘Lincoln’s Political Thought’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Lincoln’s Political Thought’ book review

LINCOLN’S POLITICAL THOUGHT By George Kateb Harvard University Press $24.95, 256 pages Lev Grossman, in his Jan. 31, 2008 Time magazine essay, “The Lincoln Compulsion,” made this intriguing observation: “There have been more books about Abraham Lincoln than any other American.” It’s true. A staggering 16,000 books have been written about the 16th U.S. president. […]

Here’s why scientists hide their doubts about global warming in the media

Here’s why scientists hide their doubts about global warming in the media

  A recent study looking into how scientists explain global warming uncertainty to the public has some interesting findings: Many scientists don’t actually talk about uncertainty when speaking to journalists. In fact, scientists who regularly talk to the press are more likely to sound the alarm on global warming, and are often reluctant to publish […]

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

MIAMI — With billions of tourism dollars at stake, Caribbean and Central American business and health officials are scrambling to protect an industry under threat from the Zika virus. The Pan American Health Organization on Monday added Jamaica and Costa Rica to the list of countries in the Western Hemisphere where the Zika virus has […]

Coaches pick Arizona baseball to finish ninth in conference

Coaches pick Arizona baseball to finish ninth in conference

By Adam Gonzales / UA Sports The Pac-12 Conference released the preseason coaches poll on Thursday, and Arizona was tabbed to finish ninth in the conference with 31 points. Oregon State was selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title as they received eight first-place votes and 98 total points. UCLA, the defending […]

Stallworth drops 20 points but women’s basketball fall vs. Eastern Arizona

Stallworth drops 20 points but women’s basketball fall vs. Eastern Arizona

By Raymond Suarez / PCC Sports The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (19-5, 13-3 in ACCAC) fell behind early in the fourth quarter and couldn’t recover on Wednesday against Eastern Arizona College (17-7, 14-2) in a battle of the first place teams in the ACCAC. The Aztecs lost 77-69 as the Gila Monsters went […]

Track Cats hit the Big Apple for Armory Track Invite

Track Cats hit the Big Apple for Armory Track Invite

By Joe Farcone / UA Sports The Event: The Wildcats will travel to New York, New York to compete in the highly competitive Armory Track Invitational beginning on Friday February 5th at 7 a.m. The Coverage: A complete recap of the Armory Track Invitational will be posted to ArizonaWildcats.com. You can also follow @ArizonaTrack on […]