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1 hr ago | Washington Blade

Conservative conundrum

Coming to terms with being gay was especially difficult for Matthew Vines, as it is for many who not only grew up in conservative Christian households, but who also had embraced that kind of faith on their own.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wichita, KS

2 hrs ago |

Tiananmen at 25. In China, Shhhhh

In China, Maura Cunningham says, if you're going to hold an online discussion of the Tiananmen Square massacre, you better speak in code.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Saint Joseph's University, University of Southern California, World News, China

3 hrs ago | Salon

Harvard economist: Gender is at the root of the pay gap - not jobs

A labor economist from Harvard University has concluded, after a significant amount of research and data analysis, that the gender pay gap is real.


4 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

The Student Becomes the Teacher

Over the past year, a boy genius from Mongolia has been schooling MIT on how to improve the elite institution's free online courses.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

8 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Kayyem talks about paper on interrogation

Now a candidate for the state's highest executive office, Juliette Kayyem in years past entered the crucible of the debate over enhanced interrogation, targeted killing and other "war on terror" tactics, advocating for an approach to give more responsibility for battlefield decisions to the president, with oversight.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

Baby Boomers could be healthiest generation ever, if only ... | Gustafson

Older Americans have a much better chance to enjoy many more years of good health and vitality than any generation before them due to better medical treatment and easier access to healthcare, according to a recent study, based on data collected by government health agencies over the last three decades.


Related Topix: Opinion

8 hrs ago |

Learn to turn your love of theater into a career

The StarMaker Performing Arts Center in Norton has scheduled a speaker to talk about what it takes to start a career in the performing arts.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Norton, OH

12 hrs ago |

Architect Frank Gehry to Create Set Design for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Focused on Pierre Boulez

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces the participation of world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry , in its November 2014 exploration of the life and career of Pierre Boulez , the revolutionary composer, conductor and curator whose 89th birthday was March 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, California, University of Southern California

16 hrs ago | WHDH

Woman attacked early Monday on Beacon Street in Somerville

Police in Somerville are investigating an attack that occurred early Monday morning.


Related Topix: Somerville, MA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Harvard University Student Assaulted In Somerville

The female undergraduate student claims a man grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into an alley.


Related Topix: Somerville, MA, Cambridge, MA

Rockford High School senior wins Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship

Rockford High School senior Tessa Powers dreams of designing prosthetics, not just to restore limbs, but to give someone back a piece of themselves, the 17-year-old said.


Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Science / Technology, Space, Rockford, MI, Education Etc.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action here

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Live Science

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text

This papyrus, said to be from ancient times, says that Jesus had a wife. Its discovery was announced in 2012 and new information uncovered by Live Science casts doubt on its origins.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Venice, FL, Sarasota County, FL

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Kitchen Stove Film Festival showing The Lunchbox

A mistaken delivery paves the way for an unlikely romance in the Kitchen Stove Film Series next showing, The Lunchbox .


Related Topix: Life of Pi, Irrfan Khan


Book club with political bent

A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican

Nerve News

Monkey as maths tutor for your kid

Go tell this to your kid who is throwing tantrums at learning maths. According to a new research, even monkeys have the ability to use numbers and symbols to add up.


Words and what not

#Wikidata - Rulan Chao Pian and the Otto Kinkeldey Award

Mrs Rulan Chao Pian was a distinguished musicologist. She was one of the first female professors at Harvard University and, she received the Otto Kinkeldey award in 1968.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Deerfield Valley News

VBSR's 24th Annual Spring Conference

Registration is open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility's 24th Annual Spring Conference on May 14. VBSR's largest event of the year, and Vermont's largest gathering of socially responsible business professionals, will be held from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the University of Vermont's Davis Center in Burlington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Kevin Rudd cheered at Harvard University

Kevin Rudd wasn't so popular at the last federal election, but he is earning plenty of applause in his new job at Harvard University.


The Washington Post

The new SAT: Aptitude testing for college admissions falls out of favor

The College Board is changing the SAT again. The Post's Nick Anderson explains some things you might not know about the college admissions test and how it has evolved - starting with the meaning behind the letters "SAT."


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Yale University, University of Washington