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2 hrs ago | Wired

Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power Outages

General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science / Technology, NASA, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Hurricane Sandy

8 hrs ago | New University

An Interview with Quinn VanAntwerp, UCI Alumn

Behind every pop star and rock band are those whose songwriting talents bring them their success.

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Related Topix: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

The Little Professor

Biographia Literaria

Commenter CJ Colucci has inquired more than once about how, exactly, I came to specialize in nineteenth-century religious fiction of, ah, less than stellar aesthetic quality.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago

Science Daily

Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to scientists.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Newswise

Philosopher Uses Game Theory to Understand How Words, Actions Acquire Meaning

Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic meaning.

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Related Topix: Kansas State University, Irvine, CA

EurekAlert!

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Michigan State University, Irvine, CA, Prison

Medical News Today

Biomedical technologies may be improved by protein in squid skin

The common pencil squid may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body.

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Related Topix: Materials Science, Irvine, CA, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MedicineNet

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance

Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame.

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Related Topix: University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University, Medicine, Rheumatology, Irvine, CA, Lactose Intolerance, Health

Seattle Times

Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples

More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah will have to wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that state officials don't have to recognize the marriages until their appeal is heard.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Reuters

Preemies treated in high-volume neonatal units more likely to survive

Babies born very early stand a better chance of surviving if they are treated in neonatal hospital units that see a large number of premature infants, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA

RedOrbit

Protein In Squid Skin Could Improve Biomedical...

Image Caption: A protein in squid skin called reflectin can conduct positive electrical charges, making it a useful in helping medical devices communicate with the human system.

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Related Topix: Materials Science

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Examiner.com

'Lear' at Theatricum Botanicum, 'Romeo and Juliet' at UC Irvine's New Swan

If Shakespeare had written "My Three Sons," the show might have resembled Theatricum Botanicum's "Lear" .

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Fred MacMurray

Digital Game Developer

Summer Fair Infuses Math with Fun for Thousands of Children and Families

On Saturday, Aug. 2, thousands of Orange County children and families will experience an often-dreaded subject in a completely new and fun way.

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Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Irvine, CA, Family, Kids

Switched

When Being Obese Could Save Your Life

You've just had a heart attack, and you're in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA

The Wave

Irvine's jammin'Jamboree

For many patrons, it's a one-stop shop for food, shopping, and entertainment that can keep one occupied from morning until night.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

BleacherReport

Ranking the 10 Strangest Mascots in College Basketball

Let's take a break from the 2014-15 college basketball season previews and address a far more important topic: bizarre mascots.

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Related Topix: Georgia Tech, Natural Disasters, Ohio

R & D

Study: Squid skin protein could improve biomedical technologies

The common pencil squid may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body.

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Related Topix: Materials Science

Chemical and Engineering News

Annual Muslim Pilgrimage Dramatically Increases Air Pollution Around City

Every year millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca called the Hajj to visit and pray at holy sites in and around the city.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA

San Diego CityBEAT

An interview with the sheriff's chief medical officer

Part of the Green Flash Concert Series, enjoy live music from the local singer-songwriter along with food and drinks and amazing sunset views from the aquarium's Tide-Pool Plaza.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, Irvine, CA

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