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2 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Stanford announces members of sexual-assault task force

Stanford students march back to White Plaza after assembling outside of Vice Provost Greg Boardman's office to demand better protections for victims of sexual assault, during a rally at the plaza on June 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University

2 hrs ago | Stanford

Task force, other efforts addressing sexual assault move ahead at Stanford

A task force of students, faculty and staff has been named to recommend ways of strengthening Stanford's efforts to prevent and respond to cases of sexual assault, part of a series of steps the university is taking to foster a safe and respectful campus community.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

4 hrs ago |

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial.


5 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: Why do women fail?

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction for her book "Half of a Yellow Sun."


Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, New York, Bethune-Cookman College, Opinion

9 hrs ago | SFGate

Watch out Amazon, here comes Apple

Apple has acquired an Idaho startup known as "the Pandora of books," in a move to "beat Amazon at its own game," according to TechCrunch .


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Camera

Boulder researcher projects future rapid crop dip linked to warming

The odds of a 10 percent negative effect on wheat yields in the next 20 years could jump to 1 in 20 as a result of human-induced global warming, researchers report.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Global Warming

Inside Bay Area

Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap

In the summer, some affluent kids shoot hoops at a $69 two-hour basketball session with the Harlem Globetrotters, ride Arabian horses for $525 a week or visit Costa Rica for a $3,500 two-week study of sea turtles.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Evergreen (San Jose, CA), San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

The Stranger

In Culture News: Shabazz Palaces Gets Pitchforked, Free Money Is Up...

In Culture News : Shabazz Palaces Gets Pitchforked, Free Money Is Up for Grabs, and a Surprising Lack of Jacob Lawrence Pitchfork Bestows an 8.2 Rating on Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty : Today on Pitchfork , critic Craig Jenkins lavished praise on Seattle hiphop innovators Shabazz Palaces' new album, Lese Majesty .


Related Topix: Photography, Roseburg, OR


Google X sets out to define healthy human

Google X, the secretive research arm of Google Inc. , is making a major foray into clinical research with the goal of pinning down what it means to be healthy.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, Duke University

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

The MH17 Crash and Selective Web Archiving

The following first appeared as a guest post by Nicholas Taylor , Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries , on the US Library of Congress Web site on July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Libraries

Russia Taday

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study

The rapid depletion of Earth's biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

The Inquirer

Scientists find a method of boosting smartphone battery life two-fold

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND a long sought-after method for improving the capacity of batteries that could result in portable devices lasting more than twice as long.


Business Wire

Strategic Decisions Group Elects Dr. Eric Bickel to Board of Directors

The firm also officially named Dr. Bickel an SDG Fellow, which distinguishes him as a professional whose extraordinary contributions to analytic disciplines allow the firm to maintain its competitive advantage.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

She won't be leaving the White House until the fall of 2016 but recent Obama comments suggest that day is on his mind now.


Related Topix: Worcester, MA

New York Daily News

Bigger paychecks for better teachers

Lately, lots of ink has been spilled about how to weed out ineffective teachers.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Lowell Sun

Blocking the door to school

After losing the 1958 governor's race, George Wallace, then considered a moderate on segregation by mid-20th century Alabama standards, said he would never get "out-segged" again.


Related Topix: University of Alabama, Education Etc., Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Opinion

New Vision

Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Herald Gazette

Chamber music residency begins

Bay Chamber concerts returns to tradition by welcoming several familiar artists for a three-week residency: Geoff Nuttall, violin/viola; Livia Sohn, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; James Austin Smith, oboe; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano/harpsichord will begin their stay with diverse concerts Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8. On Thursday at 7:30 ... (more)


Related Topix: Denmark, ME


Group holds 2nd Annual Study Abroad Conference

THE College Admissions Mentors for Peers Philippines will hold its 2nd annual Camp Conference on August 9 at Xavier School in Greenhills.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Harvard University

National New Play Network Presents Mfa Playwrights' Workshop, Now thru 8/3

The National New Play Network , the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, in collaboration with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host nearly fifty playwrights, directors and dramaturgs ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The National, Theater, Arts, New York University, Hunter College, City University of New York, UC San Diego