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3 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Study of young US Jewish adults finds nuanced support for Israel

Table showing survey answers on question of Responsibility of Conflict and Justification of Actions.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

4 hrs ago | Newswise

CPRIT Awards UT Southwestern Faculty $26 Million in Prevention,...

August 28, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty have received 19 grants totaling more than $26 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand cancer screenings, investigate the effectiveness and viability for cancer therapies and radiation treatments, conduct research into cancer biology, and recruitment.


Related Topix: Texas, Biology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC San Francisco, Oncology, Medicine

8 hrs ago | KFVS12

ISIS is pressuring the U.S. to release Lady al-Qaeda

Siddiqui was stopped by officers in Afghanistan in 2008, where they found handwritten notes referring to a "mass casualty attack."


Related Topix: Prison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

International Business Times

ISIS Wants $6.6M and Release of Aafia Siddiqui in Exchange of Head of ...

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bronze Age Canaanite wines found in Galilee

The 3,700-year-old palace cellar was packed with the remains of 40 large wine jars, or about 3,000 bottles worth.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink


What Bronze Age Wine Snobs Drank

There were some fine vintages 3,000 years ago, and a new study reveals how ancient mixologists made them finer still It's hardly news that the ancients drank wine -the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all imbibed, as did pretty much any other civilization in which alcohol wasn't prohibited for religious reasons.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Life, Food, Recipes

Tue Aug 26, 2014

New Media Journal

Facts vs. Visions

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, he left home early and did not finish high school.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Rutgers University


Fact or fiction: Which do moviegoers prefer?

Do you feel sadder watching a documentary about war or a drama about a young person dying of cancer? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , consumers mistakenly believe they will have stronger emotional reactions when stories are based on true events rather than fiction.


Related Topix: New York University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Erie Times News

Gannon hires McGuirk as athletic director

McGuirk, 41, spent six years as athletic director at Cedar Crest College, a Division III women's college in Allentown.


Related Topix: Cedar Crest College

Revere Journal

A Real Family Physican

Dr. Robert Bornstein is leaving his pediatric practice after a distinguished 50-year career of providing medical care to children in Winthrop and Revere.


Related Topix: Revere, MA, Winthrop, MA, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Kids, Tufts University

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Talinn Grigor's Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released

Talinn Grigor's Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Talinn Grigor's new book CHICAGO--Fine arts professor at Brendeis University Talinn Grigor has authored "Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Fine Arts, University of Chicago

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Woman mentioned in Foley ransom note attended MIT, Brandeis

In the final ransom note to the James Foley family before the execution of freelance journalist James Foley, Islamic State militants mentioned Aafia Siddiqui, an accused member of Al Qaeda who once lived in the Boston area and studied at MIT and Brandeis.


Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Acting, dance classes offered

The professional Centenary Stage Company is accepting enrollment into its Acting Workshop and Dance Conservatory courses for the fall semester.


Related Topix: DePaul University, University of South Carolina, South Carolina, University of the Arts, Arts, Ballet

The Jewish News Weekly

the synagogue today | Iconic '60s havurah hangs on to its countercultural roots

From the macram Jewish star adorning the ark and the Middle Eastern-style lamp serving as a ner tamid, to the pillows on a bare floor and the sparely decorated walls, the room looks exactly as it does in a photograph from "The Jewish Catalog," the iconic do-it-yourself Judaism guidebook published in 1973 that brought the then 5-year-old Havurat ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Judaism


5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bluffton Today

Savannah HistoryMakers preserved in Library of Congress

During her sophomore year at Brandeis University in New York, Richardson conducted independent research on the Harlem Renaissance.


Related Topix: African-American

The Warwick Advertiser

Warwick graduate publishes her first novel

His daughter, Dr. Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician who lives in Maryland with her husband Dr. Amin Amini, a surgeon, and their two children, recently had her first novel published by Harper Collins, a major publishing house.


Related Topix: Warwick, NY, Pediatrics, Medicine, Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Hospital superbugs breakthrough: Antibacterial gel kills them using natural proteins

The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's have developed the first innovative antibacterial gel that acts to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa , staphylococci and E. coli using natural proteins.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Belfast Today

QUB scientists' breakthrough against deadly superbugs

Pseudomonas bacteria can grow deep inside the body in medical implants like hip replacements and are highly resistant to treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hip Replacement, Health, Chemistry, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Savannah HistoryMakers preserved in Library of Congress

In class, when other students could describe their heritage as French, German or any other nationality, Richardson was at a loss and embarrassed.


Related Topix: African-American, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA