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2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

The 20 Best Universities In The World

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has retained its top spot in the QS World Universities ranking , which the education networking company says is the world's most widely read university comparison. This is the third consecutive year QS has rated MIT number one.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University

2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

UP oblation

The University of the Philippines in Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University improved their standings in the 2014-2015 World University Rankings published Tuesday by education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds . UP hiked its overall ranking to 367th place from 380th in the 2013-14 list.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University

4 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

Class Critic: exploring the many different kinds of college-themed films

As I begin my last semester of my undergraduate years, I find myself wanting to watch more and more films pertaining to the collegiate experience. Though my life barely mirrors the Hollywood version of what college should be, I get a little misty-eyed when I see the debauchery of a college party onscreen, red Solo cups and all.


Related Topix: Admission, Celebrities, Tina Fey

8 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math. The findings from the Georgetown University Medical Center study are published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal NeuroImage , now online.


Related Topix: Georgetown University, Medicine

11 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Natural gas contaminated drinking water in Texas, study says

Natural gas production near homes in a Texas subdivision contaminated residents' well water, according to a study published Monday. The discovery was made in a community where the Environmental Protection Agency halted its own investigation two years ago.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Parker County, TX

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Special Report-Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics - not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice over most of the birds' lives.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

WNYC-AM New York

'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

The words we use for everyday foods contain clues to their origins and hint at their ancient travels across the globe as they merge, fuse and sometimes take on different forms altogether. Stanford University linguist Dan Jurafsky unpacked some of the history Friday with All Things Considered's Robert Siegel and in his book, The Language of Food .


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Seafood, Recipes

Accuracy In Academia

Common Core's Revenge

The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank, released a new study, "The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S." to help parents, teachers, and policymakers understand the problems with the Common Core State Standards. Authors Robert Phelps and Common Core Validation Committee member R. James Milgram go in-depth on the background of the Common Core standards and the qualifications of the writers of the standards.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Mathematics, Science, England, AR

Peter Thiel On Why Everything Good Is Actually Bad And Vice Versa

I've been covering the business of news, information and entertainment in one form or another for more than 10 years. In February 2014, I moved to San Francisco to cover the tech beat.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Startups, Facebook

JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy, San Diego County, CA

Star Phoenix

Renowned researcher to speak in Saskatoon

Saskatoon residents should be proud of the work being done at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron on the University of Saskatchewan campus, says an internationally renowned AIDS researcher in town for a series of public lectures. "It is very well-known in scientific circles," said Alex Wlodawer of the Washington D.C.-based National Cancer Institute, one of the largest health research bodies in the world.


Related Topix: Canada, HIV/AIDS, Health

Who Do You Need On Your Startup Team?

I moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, Columbia University and Caltech after 21 years in 8 high-tech startups. My book The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup movement.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Columbia University

Pollution Online

New Stanford Report Features U.S. States Pioneering Effective...

With growing gridlock in Washington, states throughout the country both red and blue are implementing innovative renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs which could be adopted by their neighbors to improve their economies and reduce emissions cost-effectively, according to a new joint study by Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy. These policies could be particularly valuable as states develop plans to meet pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations to cut power plant carbon emissions.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Science Daily

Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought -- and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that 'supercharging' batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ars Technica

Microbial factories could produce locally brewed painkillers

The past few decades have seen enormous progress being made in synthetic biology-the idea that simple biological parts can be tweaked to do our bidding. One of the main targets has been hacking the biological machinery that nature uses to produce chemicals.


Related Topix: Drugs

Palo Alto Weekly

Debate: School board candidates answer additional questions

The video of this Sept. 11 debate is posted at the Palo Alto Online YouTube channel .


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Family, Kids

A Stanford trumpet, a Rose parade trombone: The stories behind instruments donated to Beaverton kids

Somewhere in Beaverton , a middle school student will play a trumpet that traveled to Japan, was marched across Stanford University's football stadium and played at a wedding reception. There's a trombone that was played in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade , a flute whose owner struggled to part with it and a clarinet that was part of a talent show.


Related Topix: Whitford (Beaverton, OR), Beaverton, OR, Family, Kids, Canada, Oregon State University

Daily Kos

White Rage

Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people - two for embracing and two against - participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative. The event was sponsored by an organization called Intelligence Squared U.S. , which offers forums for debates and discussions of topical issues.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, The National, Entertainment, Television, Blog News, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Sunday Herald

Harry Burns: UK faces increasing NHS privatisation and there is...

The claims and counter-claims being made about the economic consequences of independence confuse me. We have one Nobel Prize-winning economist saying independence would be the best thing for Scotland and another saying the complete opposite.


Related Topix: Opinion