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1 hr ago | CiteULike

Why null results rarely see the light of day

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5 hrs ago | The Economist

Biotechnology: A new opium pipe

SYNTHETIC biology-the technique of moving genes from creature to creature not one at a time, but by the handful-promises much but has yet to deliver.


Related Topix: Drugs

9 hrs ago | Wireless Design & Development

Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results

Students' designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers

11 hrs ago |

GSK: GM yeast breakthrough won't kill off poppy-based opium

Poppies will continue to be the main source of industrial opiates long-term according to GSK, despite a recent breakthrough in efforts to produce it in GM yeast.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University

12 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

Using thebaine as the starting material, the same set of enzymes can catalyze reactions in different pathways leading to either morphine or neomorphine.


Related Topix: Drugs

13 hrs ago | Science Daily

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MIT researchers were able to change whether bad memories in mice made them anxious by flicking an emotional switch in the brain.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

17 hrs ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

California high court pick up for confirmation

California Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court has been receiving strong support ahead of his confirmation hearing.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

21 hrs ago |

Health: Peek into brain shows how kids learn

Steve Ruark/Associated Press file photo In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Middletown, DE

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Almaden Resident

Arriola named president of Sacred Heart schools

The new president of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools was the first in her family to attend college, and she has spent a good part of her career helping others achieve this milestone.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Campbell Reporter

Sunnyvale shorts: AAUW hosting picnic and open house at Raynor Park

The American Association of Women is hosting a picnic and open house on Sept. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Raynor Park, 1565 Quail Ave., in Sunnyvale.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Cupertino, CA, Home Gardening, Home

International Monetary Fund

F&D Magazinea s 50th Birthday Issue Looks at Global Economics

F&D reveals what 5 economics Nobelists worry about at night, and lists 25 economists under age 45 who are shaping the global economy he IMF's Finance & Development magazine marks its golden anniversary with a number of special features in its recently released September issue on the future of the global economy and a look back at how things have ... (more)


Employees Who Work At Home Are More Productive Than Office-Dwellers

From 2005 to 2012, the total number of Americans in the workforce declined overall .


Stanford's New Lathrop Library Ready for Sept. 15 Opening

When Stanford's spacious new East Asia Library opens its doors in mid-September, it will finally have the space - and many lighted glass cabinets - to display precious materials from its vast Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections that have long been in storage.


Related Topix: Libraries, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Business Journal

No business is earthquake proof, but these six rules can get you back on track after the shaking

Silicon Valley should be prepared for more earthquakes like the one that shook Napa Sunday, as the region has experienced an unusually quiet period of seismicity in the current century, according to Greg Beroza, a Stanford University geophysics professor .


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, San Jose State University

Business Journal

StartX, QB3 partnership targets biotech startups in Palo Alto accelerator

Two powerhouses for biotech startups - StartX and QB3 - are joining forces to open lab space in Palo Alto for as many as 20 life sciences companies.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Requesting A Raise

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Related Topix: Journalism, Columbia University

Daily Trojan

USC among top LGBT-friendly schools

Campus Pride, a national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student leaders and campus groups, named USC one of the top 50 most LGBT-friendly campuses in the United States on Aug. 15. Allied Pride A Rainbow flags hang on lamp posts along Trousdale Parkway in honor of Coming Out Month last October.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Pomona College, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Tue Aug 26, 2014


If you build an airplane, students will come to class

Warehoused in the class because they were failing or because no one knew what to do with them, they didn't want to build cutting boards, and Foster didn't want to teach cutting boards.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Industry, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base

Education Week

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

The common core-arguably the biggest issue on the national education landscape-has a serious image problem with an American public uneasy about the overall direction of K-12 policy.


Related Topix: George Washington University

Business Wire

UC Berkeley Extension Invites Public to Free Lectures and Events

All events are free and open to the general public. UC Berkeley Extension presents these events each year as part of its mission to bring the educational excellence of the University of California, Berkeley, to the Bay Area community.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Interior Design, Arts, Berkeley, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, San Francisco Travel