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Pretty in Pink: New Moon Rock Reveals Rosy Secret

A mysterious new moon rock has revealed its secrets to scientists on Earth, who cooked up a copy of the unattainable pink crystals in a searing hot crucible.


Related Topix: Geology, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

New Yorker

Why Politicians Plagiarize So Often

When the Times informed Montana Senator John Walsh last week that one of his graduate-school papers contained unattributed passages by other writers, Walsh tried out three responses.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Joe Biden


Science Breakthroughs The Koyal Group InfoMag reviews: Nanotech Discovery

Scientists working with different molecular structures of Boron have discovered a configuration that resembles the Buckminsterfullerene, often referred to as the Buckyball, a structure that has become extremely important in the development of nanotechnology.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Science


More schools under investigation for campus sexual assault

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.


Related Topix: Hampshire College, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Thomas Aquinas College, University of Kansas, Binghamton, NY


Farmers' Market Vouchers Improve Access to Fruits & Vegetables For Low-Income Households

Farmers' market vouchers may be useful tools in improving access to fruits and vegetables for people with low-incomes.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

PanArmenian Network

Boston University former 'First Lady' Jasmine Chobanian dies

PanARMENIAN.Net - Jasmine Chobanian, who was regarded as the "First Lady" of Boston University during the many years that her husband Aram V. Chobanian, MD, served in University leadership, both as dean of the School of Medicine and the ninth president of Boston University , died last week after a brief illness, BU Today reported.


Related Topix: Boston University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Charles E. Cobb Jr. guest-blogging about a oeThis Nonviolent Stuffa ll Get You Killeda

I'm delighted to say that Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be guest-blogging this week about his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible .


Related Topix: Blog News, Journalism, Montgomery, AL

National Journal

The One 2014 Primary Highlighting the Democratic Divide

Democrats have mostly avoided high-profile primary fights this year. But the one in Rhode Island highlights the differences across wings of the party.


Related Topix: US News, Pension, US Politics, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

WNYC-AM New York

Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

Adrienne Keene is a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University, the author of the popular blog " Native Appropriations " and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.


The Baltimore Sun

The news of the future [Commentary]

President Elizabeth Warren welcomed the 10 millionth underage child to illegally immigrate to the U.S. and immediately offered each of them and their children free tuition at the university of their choosing.


Related Topix: US News, Vladimir Putin, Michigan, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Your View: Scholarship America deserves the accolades

This is the first time in Fall River history that I know of that people have twice traveled thousands of miles to investigate and confirm that Fall River and Dollars for Scholars are an American success story.


Related Topix: Fall River, MA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Kevin, M.D.

America's need for a diverse generation of family physicians

Since joining my current practice two years ago, I've noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and other Asian descent compared to my colleagues.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Prison, University of Texas at Austin

The Indian Express

India will take two years to achieve 6% growth rate, says US professor

Though Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has brought an economic optimism to India, it will take approximately two years to achieve 6% growth rate for the country and a high growth rate is necessary to run the Right to Food campaign and the Right to Education Act, said Professor Ashutosh Varshney, international political scientist and ... (more)



Parents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exercise

Parents of overweight and obese kids may want to help their kids be healthier, but they're more often willing to make changes in children's diets than in their activity levels, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Dieting, Providence, RI, Pediatrics, Medicine


WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

This weekend's WaterFire will feature free hepatitis screenings to help raise awareness of a virus that affects an estimated 17,000 Rhode Islanders.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Rhode Island, Science / Technology

News 4 Jax

Should the US lower its drinking age?

When asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the U.S., Heath says 8, or maybe even 6. No, the Brown University anthropology professor is not advocating getting kids drunk.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Teenagers

CBS News

Controversy over ban on gay men donating blood

The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Food and Drug Administration, HIV/AIDS, Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Globe and Mail

Providence's Dean Hotel offers a fresh and hip vibe

Smack dab in the middle of Providence's bustling Downcity neighbourhood, the Dean brings a fresh and hip vibe to an otherwise drab collection of chain hotels.


Related Topix: Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island School of Design, Travel

Thu Jul 24, 2014


KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics

Imagine being able to design your own super-cool body part , in whatever shape or color you could dream up.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Research scientist honored

Warwick resident Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology ... (more)


Related Topix: Warwick, RI, Immunology, Biology, Science