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29 min ago | Discover

The Art of Science

Scientific data can be as pleasing to the eye as a stunningly wrought sculpture or a delicate engraving - and once again the Princeton University Art of Science competition has produced some dazzlers.


4 hrs ago | Criminal Report Daily

2014 Art of Science Competition Winners: Photos

The Princeton University's "Art of Science" exhibition displays the work of Princetonians past and present that highlights the interplay between art and science.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ

8 hrs ago | The Whitworthian

Whitworth among top 10 private schools in Pacific Northwest on...

Whitworth has landed once again on Forbes ' annual rankings of the top undergraduate institutions in the United States.


Related Topix: Williams College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12 hrs ago | EKathimerini

The Greek summer experience, with learning to boot

Harrison Blackman had never been abroad before, but heA'd always wanted to see the ancient sites and cities in Greece, so when he saw that a professor from Princeton University would be teaching a summer class in Greece, he jumped at the opportunity to study abroad.


Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Greece Travel, Anthropology, Science, New York University, Archaeology, University of Arizona

13 hrs ago | Pickens Sentinel

Easley home to two-time gold medal winner10:22 am

Only a handful of Pickens County residents might know there is a two-time gold medal winner living in their midst.


Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens County, SC

15 hrs ago | Town Topics

From Ghana to Griggs Farm: Immigrant Family Finds Dream of Affordable Housing in Princeton

PRINCETON PERSPECTIVES: Elizabeth Bonnah and her children Aba, 12, and Koby, 5, are all smiles as they pose for this photograph outside the condominium they rent at Griggs Farm.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Riverside, NJ, Family, Kids, Elizabeth, NJ, Skillman, NJ

15 hrs ago | Town Topics

Princeton History in Black and White in Historical Society's New Exhibit

BYGONE BARBERS: This shot of the interior of Jack Honore's Barbershop, which opened on Nassau Street around 1913, is among the 90 bringing the town's past to life in the show currently on view at the Historical Society of Princeton's two locations.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Photography, Arts, African-American, Rocky Hill, NJ

15 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Get Money or College Credit for a Gap Year

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offers a $7,500 gap year fellowship, one of a group of schools that offer financial support for gap year students.


Related Topix: North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Tufts University

17 hrs ago | The Newark Star-Ledger

Princeton antique car tour teaches history on the go

PRINCETON - With no roof or windows and barely a windshield, driving at 30 mph in a 1913 Model T Ford actually feels like it's moving much faster.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Morristown, NJ, New Jersey, Lambertville, NJ, Hope, NJ

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Liverpool FC

Video: The Reds work out at Princeton

Liverpool concluded their short stay in New Jersey with a training session at Princeton University on Tuesday morning - and our cameras were there to capture the action for LFCTV GO subscribers.


The Chronicle Herald

Bright light shines on power problem

Energy Minister Andrew Younger, left, Danielle Fong, co-founder and chief scientist at LightSail Energy, and Stan Mason, president of Watts Wind Energy, announce a project Tuesday that will test a new way to store renewable energy.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, Solar Energy, Berkeley, CA

New Scientist

Today on New Scientist

Art in science: Watermarks, whirls and spherulites Is there an art to science? Images submitted to a Princeton University competition reveal the beauty underlying some current student research Europe makes final delivery run to space station Delivering fuel, food and a game of Pong for astronauts on the ISS, the final launch of the ATV prepares the ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space


It's Luck, Stupid! Why White House Democrats See Stronger Growth

That's why the U.S. economy has performed better when the American president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, according to a working paper released this week by Princeton University economists Alan Blinder and Mark Watson .


Related Topix: US News

The Austrian Economists

Happy Birthday to the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law --- Peter Leeson

Pete was recently named the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University , so besides wishinng him a happy birthday, please offer him a hearty congratulations for this honor.


Related Topix: George Mason University, Harvard University

Medical News Today

Anxiety when making win-win decisions stems from conflict in the brain

People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety , feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner

American Composers Forum has named Todd Lerew the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof.


Related Topix: University of Virginia


It Takes More Than Practice to Excel, CWRU's New Psychologist Reports

Case Western Reserve University's new assistant professor of psychology Brooke N. Macnamara, PhD, and colleagues have overturned a 20-year-old theory that people who excel in their fields are those who practiced the most.


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, Rice University, 9


New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Sweden, World News, Columbia University, University of Chicago

Chemistry World

West side stories

Whether you plan a chemistry career in academia or industry, living and working in a foreign country is a great way to expand your scientific horizons.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Social Security, Personal Finance, Illinois, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Michael Tsai's Weblog

Canvas Fingerprinting Instead of Cookies

The type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's web browser to draw a hidden image, and was first documented in a upcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium.


Related Topix: Belgium, World News