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5 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

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.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Duke University

8 hrs ago | Psychology Today

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting, Mathematics, Science, Brandeis University

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Medical News

'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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Providence, RI

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cavalier Daily

Ferguson Charlottesville

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.


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Florida State University

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)


Related Topix: Opinion

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Tulane University, Anesthesiology

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 Sycamore Community Schools will honor 1967 Sycamore High School graduate Dr. Steven B. Hopping with the 2014 Sycamore Distinguished Alumni Award.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, George Washington University, Harvard University

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.


Related Topix: University of Rhode Island

The Telegraph

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.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Baruch College, City University of New York


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.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology

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.


Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Frank Caprio, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Clemson University: Race and the University

On August 20, AyDeeTheGreat published a diary, "Clemson Student Exposes Historic Racism at University with Provocative Video."


Related Topix: Clemson University, Harvard University, Emory University, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

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 ."


Related Topix: In a World..., Crazy Heart

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Providence County, RI, Providence, RI


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.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: David Blei, ACM Infosys Foundation Award recipient in...

David Blei is a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Providence, RI, Computers, Weather

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.


Related Topix: Providence College