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1 hr ago | WUSA-TV Washington

A college library without books? Yep, it's a thing

A college library without books? Yep, it's a thing What if you walked into your school library and found it completely devoid of books? Check out this story on That's what students at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Fla.


Related Topix: Libraries, Lakeland, FL, Electrical Engineering, Science

4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Architect of the Cold War

The annals of the international crisis between Russia and the US will reserve a position of honor for Bill Browder, a former Putin ally who is now one of his bitterest enemies.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Opinion

12 hrs ago | USA Today

Ranking the 10 best college football fight songs

College Football Fan Index presented by Degree is a data-based ranking of America's most engaged fan bases.


Related Topix: Michigan, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Home Microbiome Project announces results of study on household microbes

A person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Health

19 hrs ago |

Laughter Proves to be Best Medicine for Local Cancer Patient

Photo caption: Staff from the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital pose with cancer patient Mike Chlebek.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Oncology, Prostate Cancer, New Lenox, IL

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Gut bacteria discovery could lead to probiotic therapy for food allergies

As someone who almost shuffled off this mortal coil after downing a satay, I'm always hopeful when potential breakthroughs for the treatment of food allergies arise.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Gadgets


Hands Up, Don't Shoot

Hands Up, Don't Shoot By Garen Yegparian on August 30, 2014 In Ferguson, Mo., "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" has become indignant citizens' slogan.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Graduation rates for Chicago Public Schools on the rise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett recently announced that rate for freshmen on-track to graduate for School Year 2013-2014 is the highest measure on record at 84.1 percent, up 2.6 percentage points from 2013.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Standardized Testing, Education

Journal and Courier

Wedding: Janelle Washburn & Jacob Ohlemiller

The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Kate Walker. The bride's parents are Jesse and Connie Washburn of Lafayette, and the groom's parents are Kevin Ohlemiller and Melinda Monroe Ohlemiller of St. Louis, MO.


Related Topix: Wedding, Lafayette, IN, Pop/Rock, Purdue University

Sydney Morning Herald

Europe threatens more sanctions while Ukraine says Russia is already at war

Washington: In a tit-for-tat escalation in the separatist crisis in eastern Ukraine, there's a real danger that a bigger historical picture is being lost in a contests for today's news headlines.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Vladimir Putin

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Art Daily

The Museum of Biblical Art appoints new museum leadership

The Museum of Biblical Art announces new appointments and promotions across the Museum, reflecting the growth and development of the institution under the leadership of Richard P. Townsend, who joined MOBIA as Director in the fall of 2013.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

The Daily Caller

America's Seven Most Grossly Overpaid College Presidents Ever

If you are out of job and looking to start a new prosperous career, look no further than becoming a college president.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, West Virginia University, US News, Conservative Political News

The Most Interesting Man Revolutionizing The Health World

Nicole Fisher is the President and CEO at HHR Strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Health Care Policy, University of Missouri, Inventions, Science / Technology


OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

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


Related Topix: Illinois

Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25

Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy The "Generation Next" list of "economists under 45 will have the most influence in the coming decades on our understanding of the global economy," was compiled by IMF ... (more)


Related Topix: Harvard University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California.


Related Topix: Columbia University, UC Berkeley

Chicago Tribune

Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

For years, some Hyde Parkers lamented having to leave the community to catch a show or buy a belt.


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

Environmental and Urban Economics

Casey Mulligan's New Book 'Side Effects' is Published

The University of Chicago's Professor Casey Mulligan has published a n ew $3 e-book titled "Side Effects" .


News Max

Obama to Attend Chef's Wedding Amid Scrutiny of 'Let's Move' Program

Sandwiched between high-end fundraisers, President Barack Obama plans to travel to upstate New York to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and Sam Kass, the Obamas' personal chef and a driving force behind the first lady's efforts to overhaul the nation's nutrition policy, Politico reports.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Michelle Obama, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Manhattan Mercury

Music, art, comedy and more highlight September at KSU

September is a great time to fall into the arts at Kansas State University's Manhattan campus.


Related Topix: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Fort Riley, KS, Riley, KS, Colorado State University