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37 min ago | TwinCities

Gary Cunningham takes reins of group that helped him get started

In one corner is his master's degree from Harvard University; on another wall, a black-and-white photo of the Bryant-Central Co-op.

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Related Topix: Hamline University

4 hrs ago | Mind Hacks

Motherhood, apple pie and replication

Who could possibly be against replication of research results? Jason Mitchell of Harvard University is, under some conditions, for reasons described in his essay On the emptiness of failed replications .

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8 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

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.

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

13 hrs ago | Forward

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Looms With Little Angst About Extension

When nuclear negotiations with Iran began, policy wonks and pro-Israel advocates marked July 20 on their calendars.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Fri Jul 11, 2014

English Dong-A

Ask yourself this every day: Why am I doing this?

Ask yourself this every day: Why am I doing this? . JULY 12, 2014 03:03. . This book is not an easy read.

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Discovery Institute

Science & Human Origins Conference

Did human beings evolve from earlier animals? Was the process that produced human beings guided or unguided? And does it matter? Ever since Darwin, people have wrestled with what modern biology tells us about human origins and human uniqueness.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, California, UC San Diego

Examiner.com

Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis

A geographic information system is fundamentally a functional assortment of software that interfaces with a computer for the purpose of addressing spatial issues.

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Related Topix: Computers

National Public Radio

After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted - in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million.

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ThinkProgress

No, Obama's Mentor Does Not Think The Courts Should Gut Obamacare

Earlier this week, the Fiscal Times published several quotes from Harvard University Professor Laurence Tribe which suggested that a last ditch lawsuit seeking to blow up the Affordable Care Act could succeed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Liberal Political News

The Charlotte Observer

'Porgy and Bess' made over for a new audience

Despite its controversial portrayal of African-American life in the 1920s, "Porgy and Bess" has kept its footing as one of America's enduring theatrical productions.

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Related Topix: Theater, Porgy and Bess, African-American, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Big-Band

Scientific American

Charles J. Limb: Inner Sparks

Charles J. Limb could have been a professional jazz saxophonist. He grew up in a musical family and showed early signs of talent.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Jazz, Audiology

NBC Chicago

Opinion: Rauner's Latest Memory Loss Par for the Course

It always kind of surprises me whenever wildly successful businessmen who pride themselves on knowing every detail of their business forget key information when they run for political office.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Dartmouth College, Ed Rendell, US Governors, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Independent.ie

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.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

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.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Activism, Wellesley College

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