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1 hr ago | ECNmag

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

3 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

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

7 hrs ago |

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

10 hrs ago | 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

Democracy Now

Israeli Peace Demo Violently Disrupted, Dozens Injured as Counter-Protesters Yell 'Death to Arabs'

Rann Bar-On , Israeli peace activist. He is a lecturer in mathematics at Duke University and has been in Haifa visiting his parents for the last two weeks.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Liberal Political News

Prosecutor: Lovette killed Duke student 'in cold blood'

"Mr. Lovette just didn't intend to rob Abhijit Mahato. He decided he was going to eliminate the witness and kill him in cold blood with absolutely no provocation," Durham County Assistant District Attorney Jim Dornfried said during opening statements Friday in the trial of Laurence Lovette.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Durham County, NC

Medical News Today

Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression

An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from Duke University.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, African-American

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Be wary of "miracle" pastors - Second Lady

Mrs Maltilda Amissah-Arthur, the Second Lady, has called on Christians to be careful in chasing after "miracle" pastors who in the long run would compound their problems.


Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News

Joep Lange, The Physician-Scientist Before The Medical Diplomat

The tragic loss of the prominent Dutch HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D., 59, has been reverberating throughout the world since he and his partner, Jacqueline van Tongeren, perished with 296 others on Thursday when their Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Viramune, Nevirapine (generic)

News Observer

Carolina Friends School in Durham confronts reports of decades-old sexual abuse

A Carolina Friends School middle school student left this handmade poster for the summer on the window of his classroom in the middle school Monday morning.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Education Etc.

Book TV

2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel on The Black Arts Movement

The panelists include: June Archer, Yes, Everyday is a Beautiful Day ; Mark Naison, White Boy: A Memoir ; Anthony Whyte, A Love to Die For ; Tramp Daly, The Adventures of the Untouchables ; and Kellie Jones, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.


Related Topix: Temple University, Fordham University

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos cheerleaders hope to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Aptos High School senior cheerleading captains Maya Wilson, Retly-Mei Reyes, Kelly Murphy and Sarah Ramirez work on their technique as they continue to raise funds toward the goal of cheering in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Aptos, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, UC San Diego


John Wayne's heirs suing Duke University in bourbon dispute

Would anybody really confuse Duke University, above, with John "The Duke" Wayne? That's at the crux of a lawsuit.


Related Topix: The Big Trail, Western, Adventure, Celebrities, John Wayne, Newport Beach, CA

Star Tribune

Scientists playing to the crowd to try to fund next big discovery

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, North Carolina, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 18, 2014

University Business

Yours, mine or ours? Intellectual property in a digital age

"Copyright is broken," said Kevin Smith, scholarly communications officer at Duke University, to open his UBTech featured session on intellectual property.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management

Mangum's photos reveal Durhamites from 100 years ago

Four years ago, Sarah Stacke moved to Durham from Brooklyn for graduate school at Duke University.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Photography, Arts


Boy's Ear Problems Had Rare Cause: Gut Disease

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.

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