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1 hr ago | Stanford

Profiles provides window into university's scholarly community

Now that Stanford Profiles is up and running - featuring more than 18,000 profiles of faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars - it's time for the university's academic and professional community to take the new website for a spin.


Related Topix: Stanford, CA

3 hrs ago | NatureNews

NSF pulls support for quake observatory

The future of an effort to monitor earthquakes from within the infamous San Andreas fault is on shaky ground.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Palo Alto, CA, Geology, Science, Menlo Park, CA

4 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

New trails spell bright future for Palo Alto runners

Stanford's proposed Perimeter Trail would offer runners and bikers better access along Stanford Avenue from El Camino Real to Junipero Serra Boulevard.


Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA, Stanford, CA, Berkeley, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

8 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Novel set in a country stranger than fiction

The most reclusive state on earth is paradoxically a country that draws great attention from the rest of the world when it is in the news - usually for its nuclear threat, horrific human rights abuses and its unpredictable behavior.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel, South Korea,

11 hrs ago | Nerve News

Interest in a task reduces burnout

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, research reveals.


Related Topix: Duke University, Michigan State University

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Market Wire

Gold Canyon Holds Its Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders

Julie Desjardins, CPA, CA, has over 20 years of business consulting experience. She is President of Desjardins & Associates Consulting Inc., a company dedicated to performance measurement and business reporting, including sustainability reporting.


Related Topix: Gold Canyon, AZ, Canada


CalCharge initiative may give battery makers energy synergy

Chemist John Vaughn conducts a titration at Halotechnics in Emeryville, one of the first startups to join the CalCharge initiative.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Emeryville, CA, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Giant Asteroid Set Earth's Crust in Motion 3 Billion Years Ago

A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, South Africa,

Medical Daily

Children To Gain Weight Following Tonsil Surgery: Consider Healthier Options Rather Than Ice Cream

For children who have their tonsils removed, the only silver lining to look forward to is the promise of all the ice cream they can eat, but parents may want to think about a healthier option.


Related Topix: Otolaryngology, Medicine

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


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

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


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


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