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Hopkins criticized for using pigs to teach future doctors

Using pigs as part of training for future doctors is unnecessary and unethical, according to a nonprofit health and animal rights group that staged a protest Thursday of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of four around the nation that still uses animals in training.


Related Topix: Medicine, Animal Rights, Johns Hopkins University, University of Mississippi

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Scientific American

Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains

Water that used to hold down land masses in California is now being lost, so some parts of the state's mountains are being uplifted by a surprising amount Climate change is driving the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, which is contributing to sea level rise .


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego, Palisades, NY

Government Executive

Eric Holder's Challenge in Ferguson

When Eric Holder was a teenager, he was pulled over on the New Jersey Turnpike for speeding and had his car searched.


Related Topix: Washington, DC

Science Daily

Children with autism have extra synapses in brain: May be possible to ...

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a new study.



Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children.


For Medicare, Private Is Better Than Public

John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Health Care Policy, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, William F. Buckley, Social Security, Personal Finance

Bain Deal Makes TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie A $300 Million Man

I'm a staff writer at Forbes, where until recently I chased the super-rich for our Forbes 400 and World's Billionaires lists.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

WNYC-AM New York

Former Governor Paterson, Protests and Physicians

Staten Islander Doug Brinson shows his approval of the NYC medical examiner's finding that Eric Garner's death from a police chokehold was a homicide.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, David Paterson, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Botox may have cancer fighting role

Research on mice found that using the toxin to kill nerves could halt the growth of stomach tumours and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

Science Daily

Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Mother Jones

Let Us Now Psychoanalyze Famous Men

Bob Somerby calls my attention to the following bit of psychobabble from Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times .


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

The nation has been gripped by the ongoing protests following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Family, Kids

The Buy Nothing Year: How Two Roommates Saved More Than $55,000

I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World."


Related Topix: Stanford University, Journalism


Senior Systems Engineer at Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries Information Technology Office seeks an experienced Senior Systems Engineer.


Sys-Con Media

Wucker Named Vice President of Studies for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Michele Wucker, president of the World Policy Institute, will join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in September as its new vice president of studies.


Related Topix: St Martins Press, Publishing, Media

Tue Aug 19, 2014


5 Cool New Security Research Breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.


Related Topix: Georgia Tech, iPod, University of Chicago, California

The News-Star

Williams: Take a look at what tuition pays forWilliams: Take a look...

Williams: Take a look at what tuition pays for Columnist Walter Williams gives you a look at what tuition pays for Check out this story on According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and ... (more)


Related Topix: George Washington University, UC Santa Barbara, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois, Opinion

The New York Observer

An Arab Novelist Experiences the Trials of Going Home in 'May in the Summer'

"Every person is a child at home," reads an Arabic saying at the beginning of May in the Summer , Cherien Dabis' very good second feature, which examines cultural rifts in Amman, Jordan.


Related Topix: Amreeka, Jordan, World News, Travel, Middle East Travel, Jordan Travel, Amman, Jordan Travel, Wedding


Book Notes: An environmental 'what if?'

'The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future,' by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia

Cosmetics Design

Columbia University Medical Centre pill to reverse hair loss

Scientists at Columbia University have taken a pill that treats bone marrow disorders and used the treatment to reverse hair loss in patients with alopecia.