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46 min ago |

Prince George's County Board of Education Appoints Executive Director

The Prince George's County Board of Education has hired its first executive director in more than six years, reports the Washington Post.


Related Topix: George Washington University

5 hrs ago | Sun Journal

New Bern toddler has life-saving transplant on Easter

For one New Bern family, Easter weekend was not just a time for religious services and Easter egg hunts; it was a time to celebrate a second chance.


Related Topix: New Bern, NC, Durham, NC, Medicine, Liver Cancer, Health

9 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

'How to be a porn star': Belle Knox reveals how she went from Duke to adult films

Duke University student Miriam Weeks is speaking about her part-time job as a porn actress named Belle Knox.


Related Topix: New York, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | Chapel Hill News

6 men running to be next Orange County sheriff

Six men are running for Orange County sheriff to succeed Lindy Pendergrass, who is retiring after serving 32 years and eight consecutive terms.


Related Topix: Orange County, NC, Wake County, NC, Todd, NC, Davis, NC

14 hrs ago | The Chronicle

Students meet with DUPD to address campus concernsYeshwanth...

Approximately 15 students met with University officials, including Chief of Police John Dailey, to voice concerns about the Duke University Police Department's treatment of students of color Tuesday.


Related Topix: Columbia University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Stephen Buckley, dean of faculty at Poynter Institute, to lead youth initiative in Africa

Stephen Buckley, an award-winning reporter who has served as dean of the faculty at the Poynter Institute for four years, is leaving to run a youth leadership initiative for orphans in Zambia, Poynter president Tim Franklin announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Journalism


Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To...

Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches.


Related Topix: Gerbils, Pets, UC Berkeley


The Most Common Ways We Fool Ourselves About Money

Money sure can feel like a rational thing: You earn it, you spend it, and hopefully you're saving some of it.


Related Topix: Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post

The Key To Making Employees Happy

What makes people truly happy at their jobs? It's not necessarily money or benefits or even co-workers, but rather how interesting workers find the job.


Morristown Green

Hot off the press: Morristown's first book festival, and the...

Morristown has not had a book store for years. But for two days this fall, it will be the center of the publishing universe.


Related Topix: The Books, Indie, Libraries, Morris County, NJ, Mendham, NJ, Bernardsville, NJ

All About Jazz

Read "The Bad Plus: The Rite Of Spring"

Calculation and risk, bombast and glory, a complete shunning of expectations, and a penchant for the provocative, percussive and dramatic.


Related Topix: Jazz

Business Journal

Duke student aims to get rich off lottery app

The UpTake: Brandon Sassouni had an epiphany while playing the lottery. Why gamble on scratch-off tickets when you can gamble on an app startup that lets others play? So he started Dream Big Studios to do just that.


Related Topix: Great Neck, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Huffington Post

Carly Ledbetter: Why Mike Posner Is On Top Of The World

In between penning songs for various friends and hitting the road for the North American leg of Bieb's "Believe" World Tour , Posner managed to gear up for his latest album, "Pages ."


Related Topix: Top-of-the-World, AZ, Celebrities, Dance, Justin Bieber, Pop/Rock

The Chronicle

Man tased and arrested on West Campus quadrangle BreakingAleena...

A man was pepper sprayed, tased and arrested on the West Campus bus stop today after allegedly stealing a backpack from Bostock Library.


Live Science

Animals with Bigger Brains Have More Self-Control

This chimpanzee and members of 35 other animal species were tested for their abilities to exert self-control in two experimental tasks.


CBS News

Many americans doubt Big Bang, evolution and climate change, poll shows

Americans have little doubt about the scientific evidence that smoking can cause cancer.


Related Topix: University of Detroit Mercy, University of Virginia, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Scientific Blogging

The Mystery Of Ancient Animal Domestication - Why Not Zebras?

We know that around 12,000 years ago, a fundamental thing began to happen all around the world - plants were cultivated and animals were domesticated for transport, food and fiber.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


Islet Sciences, Inc. Appoints William Wilkison, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

Islet Sciences, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. William Wilkison, COO of Islet Sciences, to Islet's Board of Directors.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Medical News Today

Interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Stanford University, Health

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Duke researchers uncover new disease in mysteriously sick child

Victoria Might pushes her older brother, Bertrand, during the visit to Duke University in May 2012, when the Might family got the diagnosis they had long sought for Bertrand's illness.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah