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2 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Wildfires, Other Burns Play Bigger Role In Climate Change

It has long been known that biomass burning - burning forests to create agricultural lands, burning savannah as a ritual , slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires - figures into both climate change and public health but the degree of that contribution had never been comprehensively quantified and when science gets political, people may not always ... (more)


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Agriculture, Science, Global Warming, Environment, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

5 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Expanding the breadth and impact of cybersecurity and privacy research

NSF announces two Frontier-scale projects, part of a $74.5 million investment to support foundational cybersecurity research and education As our lives and businesses become ever more intertwined with the Internet and networked technologies, it is crucial to continue to develop and improve cybersecurity measures to keep our data, devices and ... (more)


Related Topix: Computers, UC Los Angeles, University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University

9 hrs ago | LiveScience

Chronic Pain Makes Mice Lazy

Chronic pain may rewire the brain in such a way that it decreases motivation, even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

13 hrs ago | New Scientist

Detergent treatment turns a mouse see-through

It's a window of opportunity. A chemical treatment that can turn mice transparent will allow researchers to see the body and brain in unprecedented detail.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

18 hrs ago | The American Institute of Architects

AIA Selects Eight Projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research.


22 hrs ago | The Bee

PCC prof takes heroic imagination around globe

Vivian McCann is convinced that nurses can be taught to stand up to authority figures who are cutting safety corners.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Stanford Prison Experiment, University of Portland

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Wisconsin woman reported missing in Mountain View found safe in Oakland

A Wisconsin woman who was reported missing Sunday in Mountain View turned up safe early Wednesday at a BART station in Oakland, according to the Mountain View Police Department.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

The Whitworthian

Whitworth among top 10 private schools in Pacific Northwest on...

Whitworth has landed once again on Forbes ' annual rankings of the top undergraduate institutions in the United States.


Related Topix: Williams College, Princeton University, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Harvard Is Only The 7th Best College In The Country, According To Forbes

Williams College is the best college in America, according to Forbes' annual Top Colleges ranking , which this year placed Harvard University at number seven.


Related Topix: Williams College, Harvard University

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

How Does Time Perception Influence Your Money Decisions?

Knowledge is power, unless your perspective on time is creating a mental block toward strong financial health.


University City Review

When it comes to class sizes, Philadelphia School District's numbers don't add up

Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city gives it more money.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Philadelphia, PA

Solar cooking grows even more popular in Sacramento and around the world

Recently, on July 19, 2104, Sacramento had a solar cooker festival in Land Park.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Environment

Silicon Alley Insider

This Stunning Peruvian Carbon Map Could Change The Way We Fight Climate Change

Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geography of Peru, a country whose tropical forests are among the world's most vital in terms of mitigating the global impact of climate change.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Environment, Science, Global Warming

Lincolnshire Review

Stevenson grad banking on dolls based on heroic women of history

Many little girls play with dolls because they would like to bring those dolls to life.


Free online courses: What's the catch?

What is so enticing about these free online courses that is urging millions of students from across the world to sign up for it? And just how is the revolution affecting the education sector? Read on! At that time it was the appearance of the first web browser and what it portended for the media industries that caused the excitement.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, World News, India, Asia

Medical News

Study: Socialization emerges as relative strength in boys with fragile X

Standard scores measuring "adaptive behavior" in boys with fragile X syndrome tend to decline during childhood and adolescence, the largest longitudinal study of the inherited disorder to date has found.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Emory University

US News & World Report

Law Schools With the Highest LSAT Scores

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Valparaiso University

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Langone Medical Center invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow with strong training in task-based fMRI and structural brain imaging to join our research team.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Emory University, Rutgers University

Tiny drones catching up with hummingbirds - " nature's hovering marvels

Sgt. Scott Weaver poses in Waddington, England, with the tiny unmanned Black Hornet, used by the British Army in Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Entomology, Science / Technology, Robots

Live Science

We Want Clean Power - Fight for It

Robert Young is a rising freshman at Stanford University. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law