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50 min ago | LA Observed
Board of Supervisors candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver held their first debate of the fall campaign last night at UCLA. LAT , DN , DN live-blog , KPCC Gov. Jerry Brown has $22 million in the bank and a 21-point lead in the polls, but as he seeks a historic fourth term, he's conducting one of the most unusual re-election campaigns ever witnessed by state voters - one in which he hasn't starred in a single TV or radio spot, campaign mailer or Web video.
4 hrs ago | Forward
A Jewish documentary filmmaker who documented abuses in Indonesia was among 21 winners of $625,000 "genius" grants, the U.S. organization awarding them said. Joshua Oppenheimer, 39, whose "The Act of Killing" shines a light on death squads after a failed communist-led coup attempt in Indonesia in the 1960s joined a gay marriage advocate, a physicist modeling brain activity, a psychologist studying racial bias in policing, and a cartoonist exploring family life as fellows named by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
5 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
For the second time in less than a week, the five candidates running for the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education gathered at a forum to make the case for why they should be elected. Two seats on the five-member body are up for grabs on Nov. 4, with incumbents Barb Mitchell and Dana Tom electing not to run again.
This well, fracked last fall by EagleRidge Energy, lies next door to the University of North Texas football field in the city of Denton, Texas. More than 250 gas wells have been drilled within the city limits.
Longtime educator Arthur Wiebe, who helped transform Fresno Pacific University from a Bible college into a four-year accredited program, died Sunday. He was 94. Mr. Wiebe served as Fresno Pacific's president from 1960 to 1975.
Editor's Note: This is a feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo's prominent leaders in the Hispanic community. The Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each day from Sept.
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley and BASIS Independent Brooklyn welcome founding classes in California and New York; Largest private school opening in history )--In an unprecedented move, BASIS Independent Schools announces the opening of not one but two new private schools in the most globally advanced and competitive educational markets in America. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley and BASIS Independent Brooklyn begin classes with the largest first-year enrollment recorded by any private school group in the country.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has retained its top spot in the QS World Universities ranking , which the education networking company says is the world's most widely read university comparison. This is the third consecutive year QS has rated MIT number one.
The University of the Philippines in Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University improved their standings in the 2014-2015 World University Rankings published Tuesday by education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds . UP hiked its overall ranking to 367th place from 380th in the 2013-14 list.
As I begin my last semester of my undergraduate years, I find myself wanting to watch more and more films pertaining to the collegiate experience. Though my life barely mirrors the Hollywood version of what college should be, I get a little misty-eyed when I see the debauchery of a college party onscreen, red Solo cups and all.
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math. The findings from the Georgetown University Medical Center study are published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal NeuroImage , now online.
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics - not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice over most of the birds' lives.
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 .
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.
I've been covering the business of news, information and entertainment in one form or another for more than 10 years. In February 2014, I moved to San Francisco to cover the tech beat.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:16 am
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