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New Veterinary Technician Joins Fairview Hospital for Animals

Fairview Hospital for Animals announced that certified veterinary technician Tina McPheeters has joined the animal hospital.


Related Topix: Gordonsville, VA, Medicine

Sat Jul 12, 2014


Geekend This Week: Can't Stand Still Edition

What's worse: sitting still for a few minutes with your own thoughts in a quiet room or spending the time to chew your own leg off? If you said turning your leg into dinner, you'd actually be wrong.



Shocking preference to thinking a harbinger of the future

Have you read the story about a new study purporting to show that people prefer being shocked with electricity to being left alone with their thoughts? At least six or seven people sent it to me - and perhaps you - over the past week.


Related Topix: New York

Fri Jul 11, 2014

News Max

Young Voter: 'The Glitter Has Worn Off' Obama

A law student told Newsmax TV's "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Friday that President Barack Obama's policies "have really, really hurt basically everybody in our generation."



Political, Legal Experts Make Predictions about McDonnell Trial

The corruption trial for former Governor Bob McDonnell is about two weeks away. Political and legal big wigs are speaking out about the historical nature of the case and what we might expect in court.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding


Mann, UVA, Win Lawsuit: ATI Will Pay [Greg Laden's Blog]

The American Tradition Institute a.k.a. ATI a.k.a. Energy & Environmental Legal Institute is a "think" tank that supports or engages in climate science denialism.


Related Topix: Prince William County, VA


UVA Study: People Would Rather Shock Themselves than Sit & Think

A new psychological study led by the University of Virginia found that most people would rather be doing something than just sitting alone with their thoughts.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science


Geekend: Doing Nothing Is Worse Than Hurting Yourself

Do you know those stories about animals that get caught in a trap and chew a leg off rather than stay there? According to a recent study , people feel the same way about just sitting in a room, even their own rooms, and would literally rather hurt themselves than be subjected to the experience for even 15 minutes.


Related Topix: Prison

The Washington Post

Racine, Williams enter race for D.C. attorney general

A prominent white-collar litigator and a longtime Democratic activist entered the race to become the District's first elected attorney general Thursday, doubling the field and easing fears that turmoil surrounding the election would repel qualified candidates.


Related Topix: Williams, Classical, US News, Haiti, World News, Central America, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Why do we always need distractions?

Most of us, during an especially hectic day, have dreamed about getting away for awhile and just being alone with our thoughts.


The Carroll News

Carroll native headed to Harvard

Carroll County native Sam Turner recently moved to Boston, Mass., where he will enter Harvard's Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Prog... He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a Medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.


Related Topix: Carroll County, VA, US Military, US Navy, US News

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: In Akron, A Coding Bootcamp Draws Students...

As technology touches more and more aspects of life, and all manner of companies race to design new apps, mobile platforms, anti-hacking systems and the like - one outcome is certain: more tech jobs.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, Strongsville, OH, University of Akron

World Magazine

A college nightmare: Melting students

"I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! a Look out! I'm going! Ohhhh-Ohhhhhhhhhh!" That famous last utterance from the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz summarizes what many college admissions directors fear this July.


Related Topix: Harvard University


20 LEED elements used at innovative Va. fire station

The city of Charlottesville, Va. - home to the University of Virginia - is putting the finishing touches on a $14.2 million state-of-the art facility for the Charlottesville Fire Department's Fontaine Ave. fire station .


Related Topix: Energy, Charlottesville, VA


Judge Grants 19 New Defense Subpoenas for McDonnell Trial

A federal judge has granted new subpoenas in the federal corruption trial for former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Virginia, Virginia Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Red and Dead Future for a Galaxy Running Out of Star Fuel

Arp220 is a nearby Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy similar to what ALESS65 would look like if it were closer to Earth.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, The Conversation, Reggae, Astronomy, Science

Aerotech News And Review

NASA announces winners of challenge to design hurricane-tracking unmanned aerial systems

Taking second place, the team at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., designed the OQ451-5 Trident, a hydrogen-powered UAS capable of seven days of uninterrupted flight.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, Purdue University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Report About Sexual Assault

According to a survey done by Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,one in five colleges and universities do not provide sexual assault training for faculty and staff members.


Related Topix: University of Richmond, James Madison University

The Dirt

Blue Urbanism: A Mutually Sustainable Relationship between Cities and Oceans

Timothy Beatley , professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia, has done it again.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, New Zealand


Men Prefer Electric Shocks to Being Alone With No Phone

For many people, being forced to spend a few minutes alone with their thoughts is an unpleasant experience, new research suggests.