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Preventing mental illnesses linked with stress

Some people can handle stressful situations better than others, and it's not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

Free Republic

Dating Etiquette

Kerry Cronin, who teaches a philosophy class at Boston College, was shocked some years ago during a class on student hookup culture, when a student inquired, 'How would you ask someone on a date?' 'It's easy to hook up with someone you've just met in a dark room after having a few drinks,' said freshman Frank DiMartino, who took the class.


Related Topix: Boston College, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Bioscience Technology

Molecule Enhances Copper's Lethal Punch Against Microbes

Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team of scientists at Duke University report.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Biology

The Town Talk

'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast

Superbugs known as CRE - called "nightmare bacteria" by federal health officials because they are deadly and virtually untreatable - are skyrocketing in the Southeastern USA, new research shows.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, MRSA, Health, Long Term Care

CBS Local

Bernstein: What Vin Scully Told Me

Editor's note: On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that broadcaster Vin Scully would return for his 66th season in the booth in 2015.


Related Topix: Vin Scully, Durham, NC, Standardized Testing, Education

News Observer

Eve Carson's mother says Durham police 'grievously failed' Mahato family

"Their faith is abused; Durham police and officials through their scant investigation grievously failed them," Teresa Carson wrote in an email to The News & Observer early Thursday.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham County, NC


A big honor for Catawba College from Forbes

For the fourth consecutive year, Catawba College is included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges," according to a press release provided to WBTV.


Related Topix: Catawba College, Catawba, NC, Davidson College, Wake Forest University

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Trinadad Express

CLR James and Toussaint

When we celebrate Emancipation Day, we need to acknowledge the crucial role played by the Haitian Revolution in helping to achieve the end of enslavement in the British colonies.


Related Topix: Paul Robeson, Vocal

Remembering Feng Liu

It was a somber celebration of life Wednesday night, exactly one week since the brutal attack took the life of Feng Liu, a University of North Carolina professor.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Chinese-American, Asheville, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Noel Coward's Design for Living ...

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Nel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.


Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts, New York, Theater

Science Daily

Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank

A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.


Farm Aid comes to Raleigh in September

Farm Aid has announced the philanthropic music festival, a day-long concert which produces proceeds that benefit family farmers nationwide, will take the stage at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater on Saturday, September 13. Tickets go on sale to the public August 1, and prices will range from $49 to $174.


Related Topix: North Carolina

Lovette acquitted in Duke grad student's shooting death

Prosecutors said Lovette, 23, targeted the 29-year-old Mahato, early on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, and took him to withdraw $520 from his savings account before returning to his apartment and shooting him once in the head.


Related Topix: Durham County, NC, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

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A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.


Related Topix: Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, Fisk University, Interdenominational Theological Center

News Observer

Jury finds Lovette not guilty of Duke student's murder

But unlike most defendants who are found not guilty, Lovette was led away by deputies to continue serving his life sentence for killing UNC Student Body President Eve Carson.


Independent Weekly

Three public radio veterans go independent with a podcast on the criminal mind

Eric Mennel , Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge tap into their Criminal minds at Spohrer's home in Durham.


Related Topix: Here and Now, Entertainment, Television

Medical News Today

Epimutations enable bacteria and fungi to adapt to an unfavorable environment

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Wake County, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

Chapel Hill historian receives National Humanities Award

It was her second trip to the White House, 71 years after the first. Scott, a longtime professor at Duke University, joined 20 other recipients of the 2013 National Medal of Arts or the National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Montezuma, GA, Macon County, GA, US House of Representatives, David Scott, University of Georgia

KHOU-TV Houston

Photos: Houston Miss Chinatown Pageant 2014

For over forty years, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Houston Lodge has made the Houston Miss Chinatown Pageant an integral event in the Houston community.


Related Topix: Houston, MS, Rice University, New York University, Harvard University, Entertainment