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3 hrs ago | Scientific American

A Month of Math, Magic and Mystery

The editors of Scientific American regularly encounter perspectives on science and technology that we believe our readers would find thought-provoking, fascinating, debatable and challenging.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Backers of the new Open Source Seed Initiative will pass out 29 new varieties of fourteen different crops, including broccoli, carrots and kale on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Inventions

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WKOW-TV

Scam targets renters in UW campus area

Police are warning renters about a scam targeting tenants in the UW-Madison campus area.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance

PhysOrg Weblog

How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops

There are three slices taken by MRI through the right hippocampus of an 8-year-old.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, UC Davis, UC Berkeley

Glasgow Courier

Glasgow's Physicist: Cami Starr Collins

Cami Collins accepts her doctorate in plasma physics from the University of Wisconsin in 2013.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, Nuclear Energy, Glasgow, MT, TV, Electronics, Nashua, MT

WKOW-TV

Mumps cases reported at UW-Madison

Cases of mumps are increasing on the UW-Madison campus. University Health Services on campus is reporting five students have been identified to have the contagious illness.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Madison, WI

Library Journal

Lessons from #hyperlibMOOC | Office Hours

Tracing the evolution of professional development programs in libraries has been an interest of mine since I was an Internet trainer in the mid-1990s.

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Related Topix: Libraries, San Jose State University, Opinion

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Safe & Sound names Katie Sanders as new executive director

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

Newswise

Blacks with Financial Worries Have Lower Health Scores

Feeling stress about finances leads some Black adults to rate their health more poorly, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior .

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

1988: "Hints" for straight women if they meet lesbians

In what was described a a "priceless period piece", Rosen uncovered a document from the University of Wisconsin-Madison USA, circa 1988, that listed fifteen tips for When You Meet A Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Woman.

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The Janesville Gazette

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, Janesville, WI

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, 87, of Janesville, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Hayward, WI

Channel3000

Construction to move food carts off State St. nearly 6 months

On the first official day of food cart season, the university said a nearly six-month construction project will relocate about 20 food cart vendors between May 19 and Oct. 31. The University of Wisconsin-Madison said Tuesday that the new locations are still being finalized, but many will be in the East Campus Mall area near the University Club and ... (more)

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PhysOrg Weblog

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping.

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PhysOrg Weblog

The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

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The Janesville Gazette

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, Janesville, WI

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, 87, of Janesville, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Hayward, WI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Mass Transit

DC: WTS International Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

"WTS is very proud of each our seven national scholarship winners. These women-as well as the hundreds who have won scholarships awarded by their local WTS chapters and the hundreds more who applied-have exhibited incredible dedication to preparing themselves to enter the transportation industry.

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Related Topix: Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Ohio State University

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Two-year tuition freeze for UW System will be popular, but is it wise?

Extending a tuition freeze on the University of Wisconsin System no doubt will be popular with students and their families, and making a college education more affordable is certainly a policy goal that should be pursued by state legislators and university officials alike.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, Opinion

Time

Your Brain Has No Idea Where It's Going

The direction you're moving can play tricks with your mind. That can mean trouble not only for travel but for human relations too Want proof that your brain isn't as smart as it assumes it is? Take this pop quiz: Say you're standing at 42nd St. in Manhattan waiting for an uptown bus and plan to get off at 52nd St. Say a person on the opposite side ... (more)

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chronicle.com

Scholar Who Walked Through Southern Africa to Collect Tales Retires

Harold E. Scheub has built a career coaxing invitations from wary strangers. Lugging a rucksack and a bulky tape recorder through rural South Africa in the 1960s, the linguist knocked on people's doors, hoping to record their stories.

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WKOW-TV

UW students share personal stories of suicidal thoughts to raise awareness on campus

Students on UW-Madison campus are hoping to prevent the 2nd leading cause of death amongst college students.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Suicide, Family, Teenagers, Depression, Health

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