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2 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York
The words we use for everyday foods contain clues to their origins and hint at their ancient travels across the globe as they merge, fuse and sometimes take on different forms altogether. Stanford University linguist Dan Jurafsky unpacked some of the history Friday with All Things Considered's Robert Siegel and in his book, The Language of Food .
2 hrs ago | Accuracy In Academia
The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank, released a new study, "The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S." to help parents, teachers, and policymakers understand the problems with the Common Core State Standards. Authors Robert Phelps and Common Core Validation Committee member R. James Milgram go in-depth on the background of the Common Core standards and the qualifications of the writers of the standards.
6 hrs ago | Forbes.com
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6 hrs ago | JD Supra
Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.
10 hrs ago | Star Phoenix
Saskatoon residents should be proud of the work being done at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron on the University of Saskatchewan campus, says an internationally renowned AIDS researcher in town for a series of public lectures. "It is very well-known in scientific circles," said Alex Wlodawer of the Washington D.C.-based National Cancer Institute, one of the largest health research bodies in the world.
13 hrs ago | Forbes.com
I moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, Columbia University and Caltech after 21 years in 8 high-tech startups. My book The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup movement.
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought -- and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that 'supercharging' batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates.
The past few decades have seen enormous progress being made in synthetic biology-the idea that simple biological parts can be tweaked to do our bidding. One of the main targets has been hacking the biological machinery that nature uses to produce chemicals.
The video of this Sept. 11 debate is posted at the Palo Alto Online YouTube channel .
Somewhere in Beaverton , a middle school student will play a trumpet that traveled to Japan, was marched across Stanford University's football stadium and played at a wedding reception. There's a trombone that was played in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade , a flute whose owner struggled to part with it and a clarinet that was part of a talent show.
Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment.
Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people - two for embracing and two against - participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative. The event was sponsored by an organization called Intelligence Squared U.S. , which offers forums for debates and discussions of topical issues.
Salman Khan at the Hoover Institution's symposium on Blended Learning -- the integration of classroom teaching with online lectures, exercises, and tutorials that can viewed either at home or in the classroom at the student's own pace. Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Schultz and other analysts at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Energy Policy Task Force, in collaboration with Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman, to take a comprehensive look at what policies are actually working in the United States in the efficient use of renewable energy.
Caitlin Lu said emails sent out by Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife, Frieda Hui Po-ming, in December 2011 targeted her and her brother Jonathan. The defamation trial of Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife yesterday heard from the young woman they allegedly falsely accused, along with her twin brother, of cheating in an exam at their daughter's school.
I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World." I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and have a master of arts from Columbia University's School of Journalism.
A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for, but never received. The Panzer IV tank was part of a fleet of military vehicles amassed by Stanford University -trained engineer Jacques Littlefield .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:14 pm
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