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5 hrs ago | MacLeans

Don't call them bird brains

In one of Aesop's fables, a thirsty crow comes across a half-empty jug of water.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia, World News

11 hrs ago |

One of the best-kept secrets in Durham Public Schools

More than 180 people -- parents, teachers, principals, students and corporate volunteers and community leaders -- recently filled Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus to hear about a project that surely ranks as one of the best-kept secrets in Durham Public Schools.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Durham, NC, Science, Computer Science, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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At 80, Gloria Steinem is still a powerful voice for equal rights and opportunities for women, causes for which she has championed since being one of the founders of the feminism movement in the 1960s.


Related Topix: Gloria Steinem, Opinion

Party-house worries emerge in more neighborhoods

A new coalition of neighborhood groups wants city and Duke University officials to clamp down on Duke's off-campus party house scene, by cooperating with them in writing a formal protocol to respond to complaints.


Business Journal

Feeling lucky? Duke entrepreneur creates free-to-play lottery app

Like the lottery? Duke University junior Brandon Sassouni does too, and that's why he's helped develop an app that takes the convenience store out of the equation, yet still has the potential for a payout.


Related Topix: Great Neck, NY, iPhone

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Parental involvement is a must

Readers of the Dana Goldstein column in today's Points section might get the impression that parental involvement is overrated when it comes to improving students' academic performance.


Related Topix: Texas, Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

Research reports gospel music decreases death anxiety increases self-esteem

Can listening to gospel music decrease ones anxiety about death and increase one's life satisfaction, self-esteem and a sense of control ? A new article, Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life , authored by Matt Bradshaw, PhD, of Baylor University; Christopher G. Ellison, PhD, of the University of Texas-San Antonio; Qijan ... (more)


Related Topix: Baylor University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Bowling Green State University

Duke grad takes on lacrosse scandal for new book

But William D. Cohan, a 1981 Duke University alumnus and business writer, said he felt compelled instead to write an exhaustive book - more than 600 pages - about the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal.


Best Food to Help You Quit Smoking

Would you truly like to quit smoking? In the event that the response is yes, so now is the right time to expend more vegetables, abatement meat, and change your container of espresso with a glass of milk.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Vegetables, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Nerve News

Interest in a task reduces burnout

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, research reveals.


Related Topix: Stanford University, Michigan State University

Deseret News

Jeff Benedict: Jabari Parker announces decision to turn pro in first-person essay for

Today, Duke University freshman Jabari Parker announced his decision to enter the 2014 NBA draft.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Chronicle

Lasting impressions: What it really means to be greatAndrew Hanna

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.


Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

THURSDAY April 17, 2014, 2014 -- Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it.


Post and Courier

Air Force leader to give 2014 commencement speech at the Citadel

The Citadel has tapped the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force to give the commencement address for the class of 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, The Citadel, Columbia University

Independent Weekly

Live: At Duke, a day of sacred and secular new music

For those local classical music fans who prefer to listen to music by the still-living rather than the long-dead, April is not so cruel.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Michael Luger is the new chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

The Pennsylvania-born 64-year-old takes over on May 1 from Colin Millar, who is standing down after eight years.


PhysOrg Weblog

Risk for nonelective thoracic aortic sx up for uninsured

Uninsured patients have an increased risk of nonelective thoracic aortic operations, and have increased risks of major morbidity or mortality, according to a study published online April 8 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes .


Related Topix: Durham, NC

The Chronicle

Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics presents author Teju ColeKatie...

Thursday, April 24 in the Fitzpatrick Center, Nigerian-American author Teju Cole will present to the Duke and Durham community for the annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fox News

Co-eds doing porn to pay for school: Is Belle Knox a bellwether?

Nineteen-year-old Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks caused a firestorm when she was exposed moonlighting as porn star Belle Knox to help pay her tuition.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Asheville Citizen-Times

Moral marcher Barber motivates thousands to rally

The Rev. William Barber II was born two days after Martin Luther King Jr. told the nation about his dream during the march on Washington.


Related Topix: US News, North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors