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5 min ago | Sunday Herald
Every five minutes now, they tumble out of the dust where they've lang lain deid. The world oohs and ahs.
4 hrs ago | Daily Kos
As it happens, I had a maternal great-aunt, Elizabeth Maria Munger , who was modestly famous in correctional circles during the 1920s-40s, both here in America and in Europe. She served as the first female warden of a correctional facility in the State of Connecticut, and actively pursued necessary progressive penal reforms during that time, on the local, national, and international levels.
8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
We all use a "Qwerty" keyboard to send email and text messages - but now it seems the keys are also influencing the choice of baby names. A United States study says the rise in popularity of the keyboard since 1990 has meant more babies' names containing letters on the right-hand keys, such as Noah and Liam, or Emily and Olivia.
12 hrs ago | The Toronto Star
At 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 14, Gabriella Coleman dragged herself from the bedroom of her apartment to her desk, where her laptop had sat running overnight. Coleman, a McGill University professor, toggled between windows of a chat client, trying to catch up.
16 hrs ago | HeraldNet
If starting salaries were the sole measure of elite universities, U.S. News' most recent college rankings would look very different. Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia, the country's top four universities by U.S. News' measure, for one, wouldn't crack the top 10, or 20, or even 30. And the University of Chicago, which tied for fourth place, wouldn't even make it into the top 200.
Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama's strong suit. Perhaps that stems from his life experience, which until he went to the White House was limited to stints as a community organizer, civil rights lawyer, state and federal legislator - and college professor.
The Dish blog has a helpful roundup of commentary on the debate over the potential effects of Scottish secession. A key question is whether an independent Scotland will be able to pursue more left-wing economic policies than the present United Kingdom, as Scottish nationalists hope , or whether it will instead have to move in the opposite direction due to the loss of UK subsidies and tax and regulatory competition from England.
State health officials confirmed Friday that four cases of enterovirus D68 have been reported in Lake County. The respiratory illness can be serious in people with underlying medical conditions like asthma.
Maine's Colby College is inaugurating a former a University of Chicago administrator to serve as the 20th president of the private liberal arts college.
State health officials announced in a press release Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having Enterovirus D68. Previous to the announcement, health officials said they thought the four children were residents of Illinois because of their treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Fantex CEO and Co-Founder Buck French discusses the risks associated with investments linked to the income of an athlete in the wake of the NFL's Ray Rice scandal. French speaks on "In The Loop."
University of Chicago Paleontologists Paul C. Sereno speaks during an interview in front of a 50-foot life-size model of a Spinosaurus dinosaur at the National Geographic Society exhibit in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
WUWT previously covered this story on August 29th , and also on September 20th, 2012 . This is a new press release from the University of Chicago today.
Image Caption: A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot. Photo by Mike Hettwer/National Geographic from the October edition of National Geographic magazine.
They're smaller and slimmer than ever. And now a new miniature pacemaker travels deep inside the heart, where doctors hope it will be protected from damage and infection.
A severe respiratory illness is knocking the wind out of Midwesterners, sending hundreds of children coughing and wheezing to the hospital. The primary suspect in the outbreak is the seldom seen Enterovirus D68 , kin to the common cold's viral culprit.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:00 pm
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