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Clubs launched to combat mental illness

BRYN MAWR The DMAX Foundation, started by a Main Line family to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness, will begin launching clubs at colleges this fall.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University, Elon University

Wed Aug 20, 2014


NASA To Air Panel Discussion About Ancient Earth And Habitable Planets

NASA Television will live broadcast a discussion Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EDT, with leading science experts describing what is known about our ancient Earth and how that information can guide the search for habitable planets orbiting other stars.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Williams College, Space, Maryland, Pennsylvania State University

Erie Times News

Shipwrecks, Erie area communities to benefit from latest round of grants

Lake Erie shipwrecks, a Harborcreek park and Presque Isle pontoon boats will benefit from grants awarded to restore and protect the lake's coastline.


Related Topix: Erie, PA, Harborcreek, PA, Erie County, PA, Pennsylvania State University

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Tom Davis Named Somerset Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

He will assume the position on August 25, 2014. According to a release from Somerset County Public Schools, Davis began his educational career as a mathematics teacher at Crisfield High School in 1988.


Related Topix: Somerset County, MD, University of Scranton, Worcester County, MD

New Scientist

Spot ET's waste heat for chance to find alien life

RATHER than searching for aliens phoning home, scientists are looking for signs of the homes themselves.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University, Astronomy, Science, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Science / Technology


Love Makes Sex Better For Most Women, Penn State University Study

Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Penn State Abington

Who killed Betsy Aardsma?: Live Q&A on 1969 Penn State library murder

The stacks area of Penn State University Pattee/Paterno Library, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in State College.


Related Topix: Reuters, Pennsylvania

Bored of sex life? Mix love to it

According to an interesting study, love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Penn State Abington, Pennsylvania State University

Physician, heal thyself: Psychotherapist negotiates her own hole in the heart

In April 2013, the U.S. Army sergeant who recruited and seduced the 17-year-old Rockville High School honor student and star athlete, murdered her and killed himself.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Journalism, Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Health News Digest

Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons

A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Science, Pennsylvania State University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

The Washington Post

Airborne phased array radar could spur a a oequantum leapa in hurricane forecasts

Forecasts for the tracks of hurricanes have made huge strides over the past 15 years, improving by over 50 percent .


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Meteorology, Science, Travel

BioResearch Online

Jell-O-Like Biomaterial Could Hold Key To Cancer Cell Destruction

Scientists from Penn State University reported that a biomaterial made of tiny molecules was able to attract and destroy cancer cells.


The Washington Post

Fungi turn a zombie antsa into booby traps

After killing its host, the so-called zombie ant fungus grows from the cadaver and produces spores, which rain down on the forest floor to infect new hosts.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Sports

Childhood neglect may turn boys into violent adults

Examples of physical neglect include not taking a sick or injured child to the doctor, improperly clothing a child and not feeding a child.


Related Topix: Penn State Shenango, Pennsylvania State University

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Small-scale egg production increasing

An increasing number of families are choosing to raise chickens right in their backyard.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

American Library Association

Eyeing the New Diversity

Workplace diversity management in our field has primarily focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations among our ranks.


Related Topix: Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona

UConn Advance

UConn Joins Folger Institute Consortium

The University of Connecticut has been invited to join the Folger Institute's consortium of more than 40 college and university members.


Related Topix: University of Connecticut, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of Virginia

Sys-Con Media

New Vice President of Digital Engagement Brings Thirty Years of Industry Experience to FIRSTA

FIRST A , a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology, announced Mark Greenlaw as Vice President of Digital Engagement.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, CIO News, Pennsylvania State University

Writer's Digest

Todd Davis: Poet Interview

Please welcome Todd Davis to the Poetic Asides blog. He's authored and edited 13 books, including the poetry collection In the Kingdom of the Ditch .


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Medical News Today

New methods to predict gene and protein functions lead to significant advance in malaria research

Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria - one of the biggest global health burdens.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Columbia University, Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University