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44 min ago | NatureNews

Mini satellites prove their scientific power

A tiny box orbiting Earth is sending home big data. Built mostly by undergraduate students for less than US$1.5 million, the 10 centimetre A- 10 cm A- 30 cm satellite, called Firefly, is now beaming back information on terrestrial I3-ray flashes - energetic bursts that are triggered by lightning and fired out into space.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, San Luis Obispo, CA, NASA

4 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Incidence of rape in Kenya greatly decreased by empowerment program

A low-cost empowerment program for adolescent girls in Kenyan slums sharply curtails rape and sexual harassment of these girls, who live in an environment where women have low status and are frequently attacked, a large new study shows.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Walnut Creek, CA, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. Announces Stock Symbol Change from BZNE to COCP

Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. , announced today that, effective April 15, 2014, the Company's stock began trading under the new symbol "COCP".


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science


Mice with human livers would have saved lives if used in toxicology testing, study shows

Gary Peltz helped bioengineer a line of mice whose livers were largely replaced with human liver cells, giving researchers a better model for assessing whether drugs might be toxic to human livers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Hepatitis, Health


Diagnosing Rodin's Grotesque Hands

Scanning Rodin's "Left Hand of Eustache de St. Pierre" French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Stanford, CA

Market Wire

ExplorOcean Presents: Exploring the Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System

Have you ever wondered about the best ways to find life beyond earth? Join Kevin Hand, deputy chief scientist of solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on April 24th at 7 p.m. for an intriguing one-hour discussion about the most habitable real estate in our outer solar system.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Dartmouth College, Newport Beach, CA

New Scientist

Star dust casts doubt on recent big bang wave result

An imprint left on ancient cosmic light that was attributed to ripples in spacetime - and hailed by some as the discovery of the century - may have been caused by ashes from an exploding star.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

Kansas City InfoZine

The National Science Foundation Names Alan T. Waterman Awardee for 2014

This award is NSF's highest honor that annually recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 and funds his or her research in any field of science or engineering.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine


Scan a brain, read a mind?

What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Yale University

Journal and Courier

Final draft of new Indiana academic standards released

The final version of Indiana's proposed K-12 math and English outcomes -- the academic guidelines intended to replace the controversial national Common Core standards -- was released today.


Related Topix: Indiana, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Hillsdale College, UC Berkeley

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?

"A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday's jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7% from a peak of 10% at the height of the Great Recession.


Related Topix: Columbia University

King Philippe of Belgium's birthday: 10 facts about the royal

King Philippe of Belgium celebrated his 54th birthday on Tuesday 15 April. To honour the occasion, HELLO! Online has gathered a list of ten facts you may not have known about the Belgian King.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Belgium, 9, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Trinity College

Common App names interim CEO

The announcement comes after the departure of Rob Killion, who headed the Common App for ten years.


Related Topix: Harvey Mudd College, Williams College, Rollins College

Central Kitsap Reporter

Tennis center to offer health class

The Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center will offer two courses to enhance and improve health.


Related Topix: Bremerton, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Nerve News

Empowering girls can curtail rape, sexual assault

Simply empowering women to take responsibility to protect themselves can sharply reduce cases of rape and sexual harassment, a significant study reveals.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa


Santa Barbara Education Foundation Bestows 2014 Hope Awards

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation honored Annette Cordero and Jon Clark on Saturday night at the 2014 Hope Awards gala.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Theater, Arts, Education Etc.

Tax Foundation

Fed Economist Calls for Full Expensing to Revive Investment

The way businesses write off their investment expenses is one of the more arcane and obscure aspects of our tax code.



Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer's than it does men, study finds

Michael Greicius and his team have found that women who carry a copy of a gene variant called ApoE4 have a substantially greater risk of developing Alzheimer's.


Related Topix: Stanford, CA


Gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations, study finds

James Ford led a study that shows how multiple-gene panels can be a quick, low-cost screening method to look for a few gene variants known to be associated with specific cancers.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Stanford, CA, Biology, Science, Oncology


Electron Spin Could Yield PCs That Run Fast While Turned Off

A team of Japanese researchers has proposed a model for the near future of computing based on identifying a 1 from a 0 according to the direction in which an electron spins, rather than where the chip had previously stashed an electrical charge.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology