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1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Artifact dig planned at Sioux City rail museum

A Sioux City complex that was once home to a repair and maintenance terminal for steam locomotives will be the site of an archaeological dig next month.The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association hopes the dig will boost efforts to have the complex placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Related Topix: Sioux City, IA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

5 hrs ago | The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Viral Professors

Little known fact: MOOCs were invented by Vladimir Nabokov in his campus novel, Pnin , long before Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig launched their "Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" in 2011.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

9 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Former UI Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case

Former UI Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case Lang 7-22-14 A former University of Iowa housing employee who used a sex toy on a teenage girl has been sentenced to a decade in prison.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Messenger

Patrick David Mashek

Patrick David Mashek, 63, died July 21, 2014 after a 12 year bout with colorectal cancer.


Related Topix: Iowa, Fort Dodge, IA, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds potential genetic link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science


Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body's immune response.


Science Blog

Background TV can be bad for kids

Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting

Psychology Today

Is America Safer When Good Guys Have Guns?

It seems like awfully biblical stuff. In the beginning, Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and later on gun violence begat gun violence-but actually reduced non-lethal violence.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science


Discovery at U of I Will Help Doctors Predict Preeclampsia

Each year 500,000 pregnant women in the U.S. develop pre-eclampsia. It's a cardiovascular disease that can cause high blood pressure among other complications and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, and even death.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mon Jul 21, 2014


University Of Iowa Student Reflects On Time With Israeli Military

'We had to completely take all of our civilian clothes and hand them to our 'mi-fah-ked' which means commander in Hebrew, and she put it away in a shed,' Zimmerman said.


Daily Herald

Bartlett Woman's Club awards scholarships

From Bartlett High School: Alexander Isla, Universal Tech Institute, automotive; Elliana Kae Yap, University of Iowa, pre-med; Kayla Haberstick, University of Dayton, sports management; and Brian Ehrhardt, Elgin Community College, business.


Related Topix: University of Dayton

WHO-AM Des Moines

David Young gets boost from Gov. Branstad in central IA stops

Two Republicans...3rd District Congressional candidate David Young and GOP incumpent Gov. Terry Branstad...traveled through the eastern portion of the 3rd congressional district Monday to build support.


Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Washington

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Messenger

Following another calling

"He was an influential person in my life," Redenius said. "He promised he would give me a gold watch if I became a preacher."


Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Daily Kos

Justice of the Day - Wiley Blount Rutledge

Today's Justice of the Day is: WILEY BLOUNT RUTLEDGE. Justice Rutledge was born on this day, July 20, in 1894.


Related Topix: Maryville College, University of Wisconsin Madison, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Dubuque Street Reopened to Traffic

Iowa City officials say the recent dry weather has allowed the US Army Corps of Engineers to reduce outflows from the Coralville Reservoir sooner than originally forecasted.


Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coralville, IA

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Iowa pays $2.87 million to settle claims

Fewer bad things happened across state government in the past fiscal year that resulted in Iowa paying settlements or judgments caused by employee error, misconduct or negligence.


Related Topix: Iowa, Prison, Iowa City, IA

The Joplin Independent

Phoenix Fired Art hires new studio manager

Geoffrey Kunkler, pictured, a Joplin native, has become the new studio manager of Phoenix Fired Art.


Related Topix: Joplin, MO

Hawk Central

Auditor: Hawkeye Express $74,000 short due to undeposited collections

A document released Friday by the State Auditor's office shows the University of Iowa athletic ticket office was missing more than $74,000 in ticket collections from the 2011 football season.



Middle School Students Learn the Meaning of Entrepreneurship Through Lemonade Stand

From left: Niki Alden, 13, of Coralville, Clay Greazel, 12, of Solon, Kennedy Hechstedler, 13, of Iowa City, Ezra Erives, 12, of Iowa City, and Lien Zhu, 14, of Iowa City attempt to make a cold beverage sale to a passer by on Iowa Ave in Iowa City, Iowa on Thursday, July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Alden, IA, Iowa City, IA, Coralville, IA


Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Myocytes Are Not Ready for Human...

From the Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Cardiovascular Research Center, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City ; Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA ; Department of Physiology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ; INSERM UMR ... (more)


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Iowa City, IA, Temple University, France, World News,