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5 min ago | The Scarlet

Bebbington awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Anthony Bebbington, Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at Clark University, was recently awarded a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in support of his forthcoming book, "Natural resource extraction in Latin America: transforming the ... (more)


Related Topix: Clark University, Texas

2 hrs ago | Truthdig

Science Finds New Routes to Energy

While politicians posture, and climate scientists sigh sadly, researchers in laboratories continue to devise ingenious new ways to save energy, increase efficiency, and make the most of solar power.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agriculture, Science, Illinois, Science / Technology, Space, Biofuel

3 hrs ago | News Max

Rich Lowry Attacks 'Hounding' of Condoleezza Rice

National Review Editor Rich Lowry has come to the defense of embattled Condoleezza Rice after hundreds of students and professors protested her planned speeches at two universities.


Related Topix: Condoleezza Rice, George Bush, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Charitable Organizations, University of Minnesota

7 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Genetic Diversity Is Key To Tiger Conservation

While many tiger conservation efforts focus on the numbers of a population, maintaining the big cats' genetic diversity is just as important, according to a report published on Thursday in the Journal of Heredity .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

11 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: Earn less to land a husband?

The names Betty, Gloria and Shirley probably come to mind when most think of feminists, but there's a whole group of young women -- and men -- who are working toward equality.


Related Topix: Activism, Journalism, Abortion, Immigration Reform, Cornell University, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

Dermatologists who receive free drug samples are more likely to give their patients prescriptions for expensive medicines, a new study says.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dermatology

Northern Michigan News

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

Inside Bay Area

UC Berkeley students vie for Obama's keynote attention

What's UC Irvine got that a group of determined UC Berkeley students want? President Barack Obama, on commencement day.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

PhysOrg Weblog

Mouse model would have predicted toxicity of drug that killed five in 1993 clinical trial

Over 20 years after the fatal fialuridine trial, a study published this week in PLOS Medicine demonstrates that mice with humanized livers recapitulate the drug's toxicity.



Mini satellites prove their scientific power

A tiny box orbiting Earth is sending home big data. Built mostly by undergraduate students for less than US$1.5 million, the 10 centimetre A- 10 cm A- 30 cm satellite, called Firefly, is now beaming back information on terrestrial I3-ray flashes - energetic bursts that are triggered by lightning and fired out into space.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, San Luis Obispo, CA, NASA

Medical News Today

Incidence of rape in Kenya greatly decreased by empowerment program

A low-cost empowerment program for adolescent girls in Kenyan slums sharply curtails rape and sexual harassment of these girls, who live in an environment where women have low status and are frequently attacked, a large new study shows.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Walnut Creek, CA, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. Announces Stock Symbol Change from BZNE to COCP

Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. , announced today that, effective April 15, 2014, the Company's stock began trading under the new symbol "COCP".


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science


Mice with human livers would have saved lives if used in toxicology testing, study shows

Gary Peltz helped bioengineer a line of mice whose livers were largely replaced with human liver cells, giving researchers a better model for assessing whether drugs might be toxic to human livers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Hepatitis, Health


Diagnosing Rodin's Grotesque Hands

Scanning Rodin's "Left Hand of Eustache de St. Pierre" French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Stanford, CA

Market Wire

ExplorOcean Presents: Exploring the Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System

Have you ever wondered about the best ways to find life beyond earth? Join Kevin Hand, deputy chief scientist of solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on April 24th at 7 p.m. for an intriguing one-hour discussion about the most habitable real estate in our outer solar system.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Dartmouth College, Newport Beach, CA

New Scientist

Star dust casts doubt on recent big bang wave result

An imprint left on ancient cosmic light that was attributed to ripples in spacetime - and hailed by some as the discovery of the century - may have been caused by ashes from an exploding star.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

Kansas City InfoZine

The National Science Foundation Names Alan T. Waterman Awardee for 2014

This award is NSF's highest honor that annually recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 and funds his or her research in any field of science or engineering.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine


Scan a brain, read a mind?

What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Yale University

Journal and Courier

Final draft of new Indiana academic standards released

The final version of Indiana's proposed K-12 math and English outcomes -- the academic guidelines intended to replace the controversial national Common Core standards -- was released today.


Related Topix: Indiana, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Hillsdale College, UC Berkeley

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?

"A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday's jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7% from a peak of 10% at the height of the Great Recession.


Related Topix: Columbia University