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1 hr ago |

Having vasectomy 'can raise the risk of prostate cancer'

HAVING 'the snip' raises the chances of developing prostate cancer and contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a major study has found.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

5 hrs ago | Scoop

Educating disadvantaged children

The similarities in educating disadvantaged children in New Zealand and Chile and the dangers of charter schools are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this month.


Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family

9 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

KizON went on sale in South Korea this week, with North America and Europe to follow later this year.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science / Technology, GPS, Iowa State University, Privacy

10 hrs ago | UB Reporter

Cartwright AAU Roundtable

UB's Alexander N. Cartwright and nine other senior research officers from major U.S. universities gathered in Washington, D.C., yesterday for a panel discussion on science, economic development and U.S. global competitiveness.


Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Andrew Cuomo, University of Pennsylvania, UC San Diego

11 hrs ago | Printing Impressions

Charlie Corr, Printing Industry Veteran and Group Director for InfoTrends, Passes

July 10, 2014 - It is our sad duty to report that Charlie Corr has died after a long illness.


Related Topix: Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island, UMass Amherst

15 hrs ago | World Magazine

A college nightmare: Melting students

"I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! a Look out! I'm going! Ohhhh-Ohhhhhhhhhh!" That famous last utterance from the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz summarizes what many college admissions directors fear this July.


Related Topix: University of Virginia

16 hrs ago | LiveScience

Natural Gas? Cows Toot Out Most Methane

A new snapshot of U.S. methane emissions in 2004 shows livestock - primarily cattle and pigs - were the country's worst gas emitters at the time.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

23 hrs ago | Newswise

Expert: #Wellesley Political Scientist @Hahriehan on #Grassroots...

Activist organizations around the country are mobilizing for the 2014-midterm elections, the 2016 presidential elections, and countless ballot initiatives and issue advocacy campaigns.


Related Topix: Activism, Wellesley College

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Religion Dispatched

Black Masses Continue to Titillate Conservative Catholics

In May, conservative Catholics mobilized in response to an announcement of a Satanic black mass to be held at Harvard University.


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Harvard Square (Boston, MA), Oklahoma City, OK, US Politics, US News

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

She Works: Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks Makes a Living By Motivating You To Succeed

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks is considered by many as a "Motivational Success Strategist" who has earned an MBA from Harvard University, and holds an honorary doctorate in Public Service & Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.


Related Topix: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

KCBY-TV Coos Bay

Freezing fat cells in North Bend: 'Liposuction-type results without surgery'

A new technique known as "cool sculpting" is available at the North Bend Medical Center.


Tech experts fault NSA for digital security gaps

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has purposely allowed vulnerabilities, or security gaps, in digital devices consumers use every day.


Kansas City InfoZine

NSA-created Digital Security Gaps Frustrate Tech Experts

These gaps allow broad surveillance, Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, said.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

Cerebral Cortex

Decoding Representations of Face Identity That are Tolerant to Rotation

Address correspondence to Stefano Anzellotti, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Cambridge, MA

The Citizens' Voice

Mystery disease' program grows

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.


Related Topix: Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, UC Los Angeles, Stanford University

AME Info

Prince Alwaleed hosts Ramadan's first lecture at Kingdom Resort

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company , and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, hosted Ramadan's first lecture at Kingdom Resort in Riyadh on Monday 7th July 2014.The main highlight of the event was a lecture presented by Sheikh Dr. Abdallah Bin Bayyah, under the ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Religion, Islam, Georgetown University

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Yale Builds Two Residential Colleges With $250 Million Muni Sale

Yale University is set to borrow $250 million as soon as tomorrow to help fund new student residences on the campus in New Haven, Connecticut .


Related Topix: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Times Recorder

OUZ's Al-Saghir shares expertise in cell biology and botany

He was invited by the Journal of Cell Science and Report to join its editorial board and he was solicited by the Harvard University to have his work included in its botanist database.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Cell Biology, Ohio University, Zanesville, OH, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Berkshire Eagle

Data to determine districtsa success educating students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is rethinking the way it determines success in educating the 6.5 million public school students diagnosed with disabilities.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Massachusetts

Asian Correspondent

Did Pheu Thai Party "hire motorcycle taxis" during the 2010 protests?

Claudio Sopranzetti is an Italian post-doctorate student at Oxford University and is most known for his research on Bangkok's motorcycle taxis, the handy mode of transportation through the often jammed streets in the Thai capital and hard to miss thanks to their iconic bright orange vests waiting at the end of almost every alley and street.