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5 hrs ago | The Star

Aiken man recalls career, saving Jews from concentration camp

STAFF PHOTO BY MAAYAN SCHECHTER From left John Eubanks and wife Pam Skiles stand behind George Siegelman, who recently celebrated his 98th birthday.


16 hrs ago |

Student injured in fall from MIT fraternity window

A student was rushed to the hospital Sunday night when she fell from a window at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity, officials said.


Related Topix: Student Society, Lambda Chi Alpha, Fraternities

Yesterday | Express India

New method to diagnose malaria found

Scientists have developed a fast, reliable and inexpensive method to diagnose malaria that uses magnetic fields to detect the parasite's waste products in the blood of infected patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health

Yesterday | Groong

Former Armenian president marks 60th birthday

Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia Aug 31 2014 Former Armenian president marks 60th birthday 31 August 2014 - 12:45pm Former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan marks his 60th birthday today.


Related Topix: Harvard University

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Star Tribune

Health care adds jobs, at low pay

That traditionally high-paying sector has carried the state's job recovery in recent years, but most of the new workers aren't higher-paid doctors and nurses.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

Economic Principals

Summer Ends Now

Labor Day in the United States, and EP has taken the day off. Herewith a re-issue of EP's edition of July 18, 2004.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Computers, Boeing 727, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

China Daily

Doing business in Brazil is a life-time commitment: expert says

Economists from China, the US and Latin America calls for a better mutual understanding and trust between China and the Latin American region at the 2014 MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference held in Sao Paulo on Aug 29. [Zhang Fan / China Daily] Chinese companies should adapt to Latin American culture as a first step in entering this market and ... (more)


Related Topix: Opinion

Boston Herald

Device opens DNA testing to masses

When Sebastian Kraves was growing up in Argentina, his grandmother gave him something transformative: "The Voyage of the Beagle," Charles Darwin's account of his voyage to the Galapagos Islands, where he made observations that led to his theory of evolution.


Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Argentina, E. Coli, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Express India

Indian-origin experts among IMF's 25 gen-next economists

Four Indian-origin economists from the US feature among the IMF's list of 25 top global financial experts.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Indian-American, Asian-American

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Kos

Black Kos, Week In Review

Thomas Mensah was born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1950. His father, J.K. Mensah, was a businessman who shipped cocoa products to chocolate manufacturers in France.


Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, Life, Food, Chocolate, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science, Allentown, PA

Newcastle News

Newcastle teen hailed as 'future of flight'

In the June 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines magazine, the company's vice president of human resources wrote that she has seen the future of flight, and it is indeed very bright.


Related Topix: Newcastle, WA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Tukwila, WA


Crowdsourcing Synthetic Biology

At first glance, the terms 'synthetic' and 'biology' seem like parts that wouldn't quite fit with each other.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Today's Chemist At Work

Nanocomplexes Help Regulate Blood Clotting

The nanoSTATs work via negative feedback to regulate the enzyme thrombin IIa and the blood coagulation cascade.


The Economist

How to find safe streets

RESEARCHERS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm that uses visual cues in photos to predict how safe people perceive different streets to be.



CPRIT Awards UT Southwestern Faculty $26 Million in Prevention,...

August 28, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty have received 19 grants totaling more than $26 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand cancer screenings, investigate the effectiveness and viability for cancer therapies and radiation treatments, conduct research into cancer biology, and recruitment.


Related Topix: Texas, Biology, Science, Brandeis University, UC San Francisco, Oncology, Medicine

The Chronicle

Duke adds LGBTQ-inclusive question to applicationKali ShulklapperA...

A new LGBTQ-inclusive question on Duke's admissions supplement puts the University among the first to explicitly mention sexual orientation and gender identity on its application.


Related Topix: University of Iowa, Elmhurst College, Duke University

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

Housing history: worth talking about

SHARING HOUSING HISTORY Architect and preservationist Ralph Tolbert stands in front of one of about 20 houses on Centerville's Main Street that he'll describe in a walk Saturday.


Related Topix: Centerville, MA, Faneuil Hall (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Georgia Tech

P&T Community

New Bedside Scanning Device Ensures Patients Get Correct Pills

Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni Gauti Reynisson and Ivar Helgason spent the early 2000s working for companies that implemented medication-safety technologies, such as electronic-prescription and pill-barcoding systems, at hospitals in their native Iceland and other European countries.


Kiplinger Online

How Jeopardy Champion Julia Collins Will Spend Her Windfall

Julia Collins of Wilmette, Ill., won $428,100 in 20 consecutive games on Jeopardy.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Mutual Funds

MIT Offers 'Credit for Reddit' Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered one of the top engineering and technological colleges in the country, but apparently some of its students are just like us: they prefer internet nonsense over schoolwork.