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30 min ago | Deseret News

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language...

Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

1 hr ago | Newswise

Yeast Meeting to Showcase Latest Breakthroughs in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America next week at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Washington, Harvard University

5 hrs ago | Wired

Art of Science Competition Reveals the Hidden Beauty of the Microcosm

'Baby Kraken', a fluorescence microscope image of a squid embryo attached to a yolk sac, by Princeton chemistry professor Celeste Nelson.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Design News

Video: Voice-Command System Rivals Siri

The Raspberry Pi mini-PC has been used for countless DIY projects since its creation, including 3D printers, drones, a LEGO-based robot, and makeshift DJ soundboard.

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Related Topix: Printers, Robots, Science / Technology, Programming Languages

The Jersey Journal

Feds: Approval not needed for NJ Transit to remove portion of Dinky track in Princeton

Passengers get off the Dinky at Princeton Station for one of the very last times before the platform was shut down at its former location.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Trenton, NJ

Photonics Spectra

Technique Could Simplify Photonic Crystal Formation

PRINCETON, N.J., and NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 - A new method could allow scientists to custom-grow defect-free photonic crystals.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Columbia University

Easley Progress

Easley home to two-time gold medal winner10:35 am

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

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens County, SC

The Times of Trenton

Princeton throbs with beat of So Percussion Summer Institute

The members of So Percussion, from left, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Josh Quillen and Eric Beach, will teach master classes and perform in concerts during the group's summer institute at Princeton University.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ

Hyperallergic

Minor White's Vulnerability

Minor White's photographs offer a portrait of a life lived in collaboration with the natural world, other people, and the great beyond.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Gay/Lesbian, Rochester, NY

Science

[Working Life] A scientific partnership

In late June, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article showing that elite male scientists hire fewer women than other male scientists or elite women do.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Molecular Biology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Brain's dynamic duel underlies win-win choices

Research by Amitai Shenhav and colleagues into how people experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety when choosing between two or more positive outcomes asked study participants to choose between pairs of products with similarly low values , similarly high values or different values .

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Related Topix: Harvard University

Hispanic Business

Studies from Princeton University in the Area of Physics Research...

The purification system removed K, U and Th by distillation of the pseudocumene solvent and the PPO fluor."

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TMCnet

Are You Being Watched Online? It's Harder Than Ever to Tell

It's a question that's been huge on the Internet ever since the Internet became huge: am I being watched online? We already know that in many cases the answer is yes, with things like cookies and other breeds of tracking software, and in some of these cases, we actually prefer to be watched, particularly if that being watched yields benefits like a ... (more)

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Scientific American

A Bold Critic of the Big Bang's "Smoking Gun"

David Spergel explains why a widely publicized gravitational-wave discovery could be wrong, and how it could affect the public's perception of science WMAP three year picture of the infant universe.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Stanford University, Princeton, NJ

The Nation

Western-style democracy can run counter to good governance: Mahbubani

MERITOCRACY, pragmatism and honesty are the three core elements of success for governments of the future, and they are not necessarily hallmarks of Western-style democracy, said Professor Kishore Mahbubani, dean of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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Anders Jacobsen's blog

Canvas Fingerprinting User Tracking Is A Better Alternative to Cookies, and Very Difficult To Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites,... Canvas Fingerprinting User Tracking Is Very Difficult To Block [ mashable.com ] 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 ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Suria

India's lax antibiotic controls raise...

An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor's prescription.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

Log Cabin Democrat

Yesterdays July 24

Work of razing the old frame cottage, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Dunaway on the corner of College and Oliver streets was begun today, and a modern six-room and two-bath frame residence will be erected on the same site.

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Related Topix: Conway, AR, Family, Teenagers

Science Daily

The birth of topological spintronics: New material combo could lead to more efficient computers

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator.'

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Related Topix: Computers, Penn State University Park, State University, AR, Cornell University

Switched

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo

Ah, the dog days of summer, sticky and stagnant, similar to the way people are feeling about Facebook these days.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

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