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4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland school board opens the door another charter school

Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval Wednesday night to create a "transformation" charter elementary school.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Oakland, CA, Teenagers, Alameda County, CA

4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

Families and roommates share plenty - food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria.


Related Topix: University of Maryland College Park

8 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Provo hopes to break record for largest scavenger hunt

Provo City joined with Google Fiber and Downtown Provo for the event to celebrate Provo's accomplishments and to raise awareness for Google Fiber's sign-up deadline on Sept.


9 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

'Practice-Ready' Matters to Young Lawyers, Too

A new survey in the September issue of The American Lawyer suggests that job satisfaction among mid-level associates is heavily influenced by how well they believe their law schools prepared them for practice.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Detroit News

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.


Related Topix: Illinois

11 hrs ago | New Scientist

Moving home? Your microbes will make the trip too

You may forget your toothbrush next time you go away but you can't leave your microbes behind.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Bad Astronomy Blog

Your Bacterial 'Aura' Follows You From Place to Place

Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage - they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home's overall micro-environment, according to a new study Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have found that the communities of ... (more)


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Department of Energy

15 hrs ago | New Scientist

Experiment tests whether universe is a hologram

The search for the fundamental units of space and time has officially begun. Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois, announced this week that the Holometer, a device designed to test whether we live in a giant hologram , has started taking data.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Science / Technology

18 hrs ago | Science Daily

Gang life brings deep health risks for girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

22 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Legal smackdown

Indiana's effort to reverse an order that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage has squandered public time and resources.


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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Food allergies could be cured by probiotics, scientists discover

An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, affecting one in every 13 children, and nearly $25 billion is spent annually on treating children's food allergies.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agriculture

State Panel Approves University of Chicago Medical Center in Orland Park

It's a go for the proposed University of Chicago $67 million outpatient medical center in Orland Park, after the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the plan Wednesday afternoon.


Boing Boing

Lessig's U Chicago lectures on corruption this fall

Levi says, "Lawrence Lessig will be lecturing at the University of Chicago in October, launching a new series with a series of talks on institutional corruption, with separate talks on the problem in Congress, finance, the media, and the academy, then wrapping up with a lecture that covers possible remedies."



Scientists Zap Diamond With Laser to Record Quantum Behavior

"Quantum computing is still pretty much pie-in-the-sky technology, but the manner in which it leverages physics and the world around us ... holds huge potential," said tech analyst Jim McGregor.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Physics, Computers

ABC News

Cardinal George Cancels Plans to Travel to Rome

The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome in October to meet with Pope Francis.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

The Atlantic

'The Congress Shall Have Power ... to Declare War'

Senators Bob Corker, Rand Paul, and Tim Kaine agree: Congress should be consulted before President Obama takes any more military action in Iraq or Syria.


Chicago Reader

This week at U. of C.: A classic romance and a historic prison riot

The fall quarter might not start for another month, but movie culture is in full swing at the University of Chicago this week.


Related Topix: Riot, Chicago, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Science Daily

Fact or fiction: Which do moviegoers prefer?

Do you feel sadder watching a documentary about war or a drama about a young person dying of cancer? According to a new study, consumers mistakenly believe they will have stronger emotional reactions when stories are based on true events rather than fiction.


Related Topix: Brandeis University, New York University

CBS Local

Lawsuit Filed Over Wrong-Way DUI Crash That Killed Law Student

The family of a University of Chicago law student who was killed in a crash on Lake Shore Drive in May filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the alleged drunk driver who caused it.