5 hrs ago
Extinctions during human era worse than thought
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along.
8 hrs ago
Media Use in Excess of 45 Minutes per Day Harmful to Kids
The Learning Habit study examined family routines in 46,000 U.S. homes of children in grades K-12.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
'Concerning' rise in pneumococcus risk factors
Researchers report that the incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection has fallen significantly in the USA in the past decade but describe a "concerning trend" whereby the baseline health status of those with serious pneumococcal disease has worsened.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a reportedly unarmed, African-American citizen of Ferguson, Missouri, has brought law enforcement and police brutality into the forefront of national interest.
South China Morning Post
In search of this generation's Lion Rock spirit
Larry Au says if we are to agree on the right policies and direction for our society, in a time of dispiriting division, we must first seek some answers to what being a Hongkonger means Of the seven students from Hong Kong who graduated from Brown University, my alma mater, in May, only one will be returning to the city for full-time employment ... (more)
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Reliant adds two doctors to practice
Dr. Kristen Newsom and Dr. Diane Chen have joined Reliant Medical Group's Department of Family Practice and the Department of Occupational Medicine, respectively.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Sycamore names Hopping - 14 Distinguished AlumSycamore names Hopping...
Sycamore names Hopping '14 Distinguished Alum Noted doctor, '68 graduate to receive award at Oct. 10 dinner Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1prJoQI Sycamore Community Schools will honor 1967 Sycamore High School graduate Dr. Steven B. Hopping with the 2014 Sycamore Distinguished Alumni Award.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Growing up in a Westport family business
If you're Albert E. Lees III, you bow down gracefully and hand your three-generation market over to another family.
Student apps show colleges the tech way
Aug. 28: Vaibhav Verma was frustrated that he could not get into the most popular courses at Rutgers University, so he decided to try a new approach.
Bradley Hospital collaborative study identifies genetic change in autism-related gene
A new study from Bradley Hospital has identified a genetic change in a recently identified autism-associated gene, which may provide further insight into the causes of autism.
Why is this new lingerie campaign so controversial?
What sets Dear Kate apart from the rest is its revolutionary fabric that is absorbs liquids, resists leakage and just incidentally is also stain-repelling! ear Kate's new ad campaign for the Ada collection featured CEOs and founders of tech companies in their... erm... undies balancing laptops on their knees.
Bill Clinton to campaign in Rhode Island for candidate
Clinton will headline a rally for Magaziner, son of former Clinton administration policy adviser Ira Magaziner, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence on Wednesday afternoon.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Clemson University: Race and the University
On August 20, AyDeeTheGreat published a diary, "Clemson Student Exposes Historic Racism at University with Provocative Video."
Film School Rejects
Lake Bell Will Direct Long-in-the-Making 'Emperor's...
The Wrap reports that actress/writer/director Lake Bell has been tapped to direct the big screen adaptation of Claire Messud 's Man Booker Prize listed bestselling novel " The Emperor's Children ."
Tue Aug 26, 2014
I-Team: New details in Brown U. sexual assault investigation
Public records obtained by the NBC 10 I-Team reveal some of the evidence in a criminal investigation involving two Brown University students accused of sexually assaulting a 19 year-old woman.
Hebew SeniorLife researcher receives $4.5 million grant to test videos for advance directives
Advanced directives help to clarify appropriate care for elderly nursing home residents at critical moments for their health, but the process of having the necessary conversations between residents, family members and home staff is hardly routine.
Blog Post: David Blei, ACM Infosys Foundation Award recipient in...
David Blei is a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Driving Brain Rhythm Makes Mice More Sensitive...
Image Caption: Using pulses of blue light in a type of brain cell in the sensory neocortex generated a gamma rhythm that made mice more touch sensitive.
Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech
Whoever said you can't control the weather was wrong. A new photo-editing program lets you decide if you're a rainy day kind of person or if you prefer bright and sunny afternoons.
The Miami Herald
No charges filed in Brown sexual assault probe
Prosecutors in Rhode Island say there will be no charges against two Brown University football players who had been accused of sexual assault.