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2 hrs ago | SFGate

Exhibits of work by Gy rgy Kepes, Val Britton

"Light Graphic, Photogenic" is a photographic enlargement on particleboard by GyA rgy Kepes .

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Painting, Arts, Photography

6 hrs ago | Stanford

to work with Duke, Google on pilot study

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and from the Duke University School of Medicine are working with Google [x] on a small pilot study of healthy people in Southern California in an effort to begin to understand the biological basis of health.

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10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Danny Westneat: Read our lips - no new … well, anything, really

If you answered "what?" or "that sounds like a nonsensical question," well, you are clearly not ready for a career in Congress.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, UC Berkeley

10 hrs ago | Government Executive

The Complete Guide to Having a Creative Breakthrough

We all struggle for a moment of insight. Whether you've been banging your head against the wall for days or just woke up to a problem this morning, the desire for a creative boost is a powerful one.

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14 hrs ago | News Observer

Stress is contagious, but it's not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can't locate records or are panicked because they haven't filed in years.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Psychology, Science, Saint Louis University, UC San Francisco, New York University

17 hrs ago | District Administration

Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: NUS lowers grade to let more students qualify for honours

More than eight in 10 students on the four-year direct honours degree courses at public universities here graduate with honours or the equivalent.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Ars Technica

You don't need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual.

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The Hartford Courant

State Seeks Carter's Withdrawal As Incoming School Chief After Doubts About Use Of 'Ph.D.'

The state Department of Education asked Terrence P. Carter to withdraw from consideration Thursday as superintendent of schools for New London after a week of damaging disclosures that he used the titles of Ph.D. and Dr. for at least five years without holding an accredited degree.

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Related Topix: Rosedale (Washington, DC), Madison, CT

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, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

SouthCoastToday.com

Guest View: Vote on charter caps was just wrong

Charles Chieppo is a senior fellow of the Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank, and Jamie Gass directs the institute's Center for School Reform.

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Related Topix: Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, University of Alabama, Education Etc., Opinion

Newkerala.com

Narcissistic bosses enjoy hefty pay packets: Study

If you cannot make the moolah even at the top, read this. According to new research, more aggressive, self-confident and narcissistic top executives are the ones who take home the highest salaries.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara University

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Live Science

More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Physics, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Cuellar is an excellent choice for California's Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Opinion

LiveScience

More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Physics, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Awesome options for UT chancellor

The University of Texas Board of Regents finds itself in an unusually strong position as it weighs the field of candidates to succeed outgoing Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, University of Texas at Austin, Opinion

The Scarlet

John Templeton Foundation awards $1.45M to Clark University

Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Clark University, University of South Florida, Harvard University, University of New Mexico

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: Brown's court nominee is an excellent choice

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Opinion

Sys-Con Media

Emma Email Marketing Recruits Oracle Responsys Vice President

Emma , a provider of best-in-class email marketing software and services, today announces the appointment of industry veteran Simon O'Day as its vice president of global.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Australia, World News, Nashville, TN

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