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3 hrs ago | The Stranger

In Culture News: Shabazz Palaces Gets Pitchforked, Free Money Is Up...

In Culture News : Shabazz Palaces Gets Pitchforked, Free Money Is Up for Grabs, and a Surprising Lack of Jacob Lawrence Pitchfork Bestows an 8.2 Rating on Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty : Today on Pitchfork , critic Craig Jenkins lavished praise on Seattle hiphop innovators Shabazz Palaces' new album, Lese Majesty .


Related Topix: Photography, Roseburg, OR

5 hrs ago | Science

Google X sets out to define healthy human

Google X, the secretive research arm of Google Inc. , is making a major foray into clinical research with the goal of pinning down what it means to be healthy.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, Duke University

7 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

The MH17 Crash and Selective Web Archiving

The following first appeared as a guest post by Nicholas Taylor , Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries , on the US Library of Congress Web site on July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Libraries

11 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study

The rapid depletion of Earth's biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

11 hrs ago | The Inquirer

Scientists find a method of boosting smartphone battery life two-fold

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND a long sought-after method for improving the capacity of batteries that could result in portable devices lasting more than twice as long.


14 hrs ago | Business Wire

Strategic Decisions Group Elects Dr. Eric Bickel to Board of Directors

The firm also officially named Dr. Bickel an SDG Fellow, which distinguishes him as a professional whose extraordinary contributions to analytic disciplines allow the firm to maintain its competitive advantage.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

19 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

She won't be leaving the White House until the fall of 2016 but recent Obama comments suggest that day is on his mind now.


Related Topix: Worcester, MA

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Bigger paychecks for better teachers

Lately, lots of ink has been spilled about how to weed out ineffective teachers.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Lowell Sun

Blocking the door to school

After losing the 1958 governor's race, George Wallace, then considered a moderate on segregation by mid-20th century Alabama standards, said he would never get "out-segged" again.


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

New Vision

Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Herald Gazette

Chamber music residency begins

Bay Chamber concerts returns to tradition by welcoming several familiar artists for a three-week residency: Geoff Nuttall, violin/viola; Livia Sohn, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; James Austin Smith, oboe; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano/harpsichord will begin their stay with diverse concerts Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8. On Thursday at 7:30 ... (more)


Related Topix: Denmark, ME


Group holds 2nd Annual Study Abroad Conference

THE College Admissions Mentors for Peers Philippines will hold its 2nd annual Camp Conference on August 9 at Xavier School in Greenhills.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Harvard University

National New Play Network Presents Mfa Playwrights' Workshop, Now thru 8/3

The National New Play Network , the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, in collaboration with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host nearly fifty playwrights, directors and dramaturgs ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The National, Theater, Arts, New York University, Hunter College, City University of New York, UC San Diego

Fri Jul 25, 2014

How To Ensure Your Organic Foods Aren't Killing You

If you're like most people, when you hear the phrase 'organic foods,' it brings to mind wholesome goodness.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Exhibits of work by Gy rgy Kepes, Val Britton

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


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


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.


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.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, UC Berkeley

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.


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Kids, Family