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2 hrs ago | Vancouver Courier

Exotic Vancouver Courier: Carrboro, North Carolina

Favourite memories of trip: This summer the Courier's arts and entertainment editor travelled to hot and humid North Carolina for the 25th anniversary of venerable indie label Merge Records.


Related Topix: Carrboro, NC, Travel

6 hrs ago |

Exporting Coal To Asia Could Reduce Emissions 21%

Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to a new Duke University-led study.


Related Topix: Global Warming

8 hrs ago | Freshnews

Clintrax Global, Inc. Announces Addition to Executive Team

Clintrax Global, Inc., a worldwide provider of clinical research services located in Raleigh, NC, recently announced the addition of Bradford Evans as Vice President of Administration.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

In 1968, an article in Kappan magazine titled "The Need for Replication in Education Research" by education Professor Robert H. Bauernfeind said: The principle of replication is the cornerstone of scientific inquiry.


Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Education

15 hrs ago |

Revisions To 'Transcending Obamacare' Based On Reader Feedback

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, North Carolina, Medicare

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Burlington Times News

Witness for Sheriff refutes traffic stop study

The rate at which Alamance County deputies stopped Hispanics at checkpoints isn't significant compared to data from agencies in a number of nearby counties - and is even lower than in some of those locations, according to an expert witness.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, US News, Mathematics, Science

Wall Street Journal

The Golden Age of Neuroscience Has Arrived

More than a billion people were amazed this summer when a 29-year-old paraplegic man from Brazil raised his right leg and kicked a soccer ball to ceremonially begin the World Cup.


Related Topix: Opinion

US News & World Report

Jim Foley's Beheading Could Build U.S. Appetite for Aggressive Response in Iraq

Islamic extremists may have set back their "cause" with the beheading of American journalist Jim Foley.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism,

Business Journal

Nail polish developed at N.C. State alerts wearers to date rape drugs

Imagine being able to use your finger nail polish as a diagnostic to determine if there's a roofie in your drink.


WPTV Local News

News21: Public-carry laws expand gun rights

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest.


Related Topix: Guns, Wickenburg, AZ


NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic

Ann Majestic was elected to the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors in 1991, and served as the Chair from spring of 1998 to spring of 1999.


Related Topix: Harvard University


ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, African-American, Georgetown University

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Omaha toddler flies to Duke University for a long-awaited transplant

Baby Lawrence, now 16 months old, was ready to go early Tuesday. He'd been in a bed at Children's Hospital and Medical Center for 10 months.


Related Topix: Nebraska

Mental Help Net

Job Losses Up Suicide Rate in Girls, Young Blacks

Statewide job loss increases suicide-related behaviors among adolescent females and non-Hispanic blacks, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the American Journal of Public Health .


Related Topix: Suicide, Durham, NC

Duke first-year students move in to East Campus dorms

Duke sophomores Laura Rosas, 19, and Jake Grusd, 18, greet first-year students moving onto East Campus residence halls on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.


The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Former Poet Laureate Fred Chappell to speak Aug. 24

Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell will read from his newest book, "Familiars: Poems," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Blue Ridge Books, located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville.


Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Canton, NC, Greensboro, NC, Arts, Poetry

The Press On-Line

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

FIRST BASE: Henri Gavin, an associate professor at Duke University in the United States, inspects the rubber base isolators in the basement of Christchurch Women's Hospital.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Opinion

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Canton Native to Speak at Blue Ridge Books

Blue Ridge Books will host Canton native, Fred Chappell on Sunday, August 24. Fred Chappell will read from his new book of poetry, Familiars on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

The News Tribune

Evidence grows of cabin-air contamination on planes

Can airplane-cabin air kill? The question has nagged at airplane manufacturers, crew and passengers ever since the jet age shut us into pressurized metal tubes.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Chemistry, Science

Business Journal

Duke University: Coal exports can reduce emissions

Duke University research indicates that under the right scenario, shipping U.S. coal to South Korea could lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.