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3 hrs ago | Newswise

Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Troy, NY - Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.


Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY, Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Southern California

7 hrs ago |

How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC Los Angeles, Science / Technology

7 hrs ago | The News-Star

Study: Dogs could get jealousStudy: Dogs could get jealousA...

Study: Dogs could get jealous Dogs get jealou of other pets Check out this story on University of California-San Diego emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the university, poses with her border collie.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University

7 hrs ago | Science

Astronomers measure precise distance to controversial star cluster

Visible to the naked eye and a stunning sight through binoculars, the Pleiades star cluster seems an unlikely place for controversy.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

8 hrs ago | UC San Diego

The Preuss School UCSD Named One of America's Top High Schools by the Daily Beast

The school was recognized for its ability to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college and beyond.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, San Diego County, CA

12 hrs ago | The Independent

Californian drought is so severe it's 'causing the ground to move'

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Marina (San Diego, CA)

19 hrs ago | San Diego Source

Torrey Pines Bank - Annalena Thompson

Annalena Thompson had a decision to make after completing her credit training program with a San Diego bank in the mid '90s: go into commercial lending or commercial real estate.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA), La Jolla (San Diego, CA), University of Southern California

20 hrs ago | Science Blog

Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas - the primary form of a deadly brain cancer - are resistant to drug therapy.


Wed Aug 27, 2014


Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Study Proves Dogs Can Feel Jealousy

Does your dog ever behave in what appears to be a jealous manner when you interact with a friend's canine companion? How about his behaviors around toys or food? Does your dog suddenly become more interested in his playthings or meals in the presence of another pooch? I have certainly seen my own dog, Cardiff, exhibit such above behaviors.


Psychology Today

Diagnosing Dementia by Getting Lost in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Reality has been used as a tool for mental health treatment for decades.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality


University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Scientist Finds Clearer Obesity, Diabetes Connection

Cell Discoveries in New Study Also May Help Explain Connection to Cancer New findings about the biological links between obesity and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes may also shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer, says a scientist at The University of Texas at Dallas.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, Genetics

Globe and Mail

Canadians help make Star Trek tricorder a reality

A Canadian team has made the shortlist in a multimillion-dollar contest to turn a fictional technology from Star Trek into a real, marketable product.


Related Topix: Robots, Canada,

Digital Game Developer

Indianapolis Museum of Art Debuts New Landmark Sculpture

The Indianapolis Museum of Art will debut the newest addition to the Museums celebrated outdoor sculpture programRoy Lichtensteins monumental Five Brushstrokes at a Block Party at the IMA on Aug. 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. A sculpture dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. will feature remarks from museum leaders, Lichtenstein Foundation representatives and ... (more)


Related Topix: Painting, Arts

Medical News

Findings encourage investigation on fear, safety and sleep in human PTSD

The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience .


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Guns, bombs and weapons can all be snuck past TSA agents, even while...

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), Scanners, Johns Hopkins University

The positive effects of positive thinking

Norman Vincent Peale's book, The Power of Positive Thinking , was first published in 1952.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA

Sys-Con Media

Targazyme, Inc. Announces Receipt of an SBIR Award From the National...

Targazyme, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel enzyme technologies and products to improve efficacy outcomes for cancer immunotherapy and cell therapy, announced today the receipt of an SBIR award to fund the development of genetically-modified mesenchymal stem cells treated with Targazyme's lead product, TZ101 for ... (more)


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, San Antonio, TX, Oncology, Medicine


The Discipline of Organizing: Core Concepts Edition

We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


From Science & Aliens to Google Glasses- Welcome to the Realm of David Brin

The ' Nifty Fifty ', a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools.