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4 hrs ago | National Geographic

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

The human gut teems with bacteria, many of their species still unknown. They help us digest food and absorb nutrients, and they play a part in protecting our intestinal walls.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Durham, NC, Weird

7 hrs ago |

Duke Gives Muslim - HolocaustInversion' Professor $3M Gig

Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam

11 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

Live: Merge 25 begins with Lambchop, Mount Moriah and William Tyler

No one seemed to care that the first letter of "MERGE 25" needed to take a nap last night.


Related Topix: Lambchop, Country

14 hrs ago | Switched

Ricky Gervais Reveals His Major Beef With Louis C.K.

Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are both up for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, but Gervais revealed on "Late Night" that there's another reason he has an issue with the "Louie" star.


Related Topix: Louis C.K., Louie, Entertainment, Television, Ricky Gervais, The Prisoner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

20 hrs ago | News Observer

Durham cafe has mission to meet all dietary needs

Now that the business is located entirely off-campus at a single location on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, she is working to continue that mission.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Durham, NC, Vegetarian, Vegan

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Maintaining weight may lower depression in African American women

For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

The Fairfield Ledger

Michael Alan Tone

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, GA., announces the death of Mr. Michael Alan Tone, age 57, of Cleveland.


Related Topix: Cleveland, GA, White County, GA, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA

Raleigh Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2014

The U.S. economic recovery has been an uneven one. Overall, the recent numbers look great.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Lake City

News Observer

Durham judge allows key witness to testify in Laurence Lovette trial

Judge Jim Hardin announced his decision Wednesday in the courtroom where Lovette is on trial for one of two murders he is accused of committing in 2008.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Connexin-43 induces chemokine release from spinal cord astrocytes to...

Correspondence to: Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, NC, 27710, USA E-mail: Accumulating evidence suggests that spinal cord astrocytes play an important role in neuropathic pain sensitization by releasing astrocytic mediators .


Related Topix: Durham, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Duke sells site of former lacrosse house

A replacement for the notorious "Duke lacrosse house" on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Durham, NC

Duke professor schools financial advisers on self-control

Who would give up the Garden of Eden for an apple? According to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, we're all doing that sort of thing all the time.



Survival of the Flight Test: Airplanes Evolve, Too

Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are constantly evolving, too, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Architectural Design, Arts


The evolution of airplanes

One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime.


Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science


Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, World News, Indonesia

Lovette admitted to killing Duke grad student, state's key witness says

Shanita Love said Lovette told her and her boyfriend - Demario Atwater - on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, that he and Atwater's half-brother "killed a guy" after taking him to an ATM machine and then took a camcorder, iPod and cellphone from his Anderson Street home.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Post and Courier

Berkley County Extension Service hunting for recipes

Digital cookbooks have been slow to make inroads with home cooks, but the Berkley County Clemson Extension Service is taking advantage of the format to produce an online recipe collection that users can access for free.


Related Topix: Recipes

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Doctors Find Surprising Cause Of Boy's Bloody Ear Condition

A 10-year-old boy in North Carolina suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case: He did not have an ear condition after all, but an underlying disease in the gut.


Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health

Naples Daily News

Use hypnosis instead of anesthesia Bob Dick recently toughed his way...

Bob Dick recently toughed his way through a 90-minute total knee replacement without the aid of anesthesia, choosing to stay awake through the chisel and the buzz of the electric saw.


Related Topix: Durham, NC

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Blue Ridge Community College Garners Six "Great College to Work For" Designations

Kay Norred is the News Director at WHSV, The Valley's FOX, and CBS the V. Kay joined the TV 3 news team in February of 2008.


Related Topix: Baylor University, University of Notre Dame