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4 hrs ago | Willamette Week

Same-Sex Weddings Would Generate Nearly $50 Million for Economy, Study Finds

Oregon's economy could gain nearly $50 million in spending over the next three years if a federal circuit court judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage , PQ Monthly reported today .

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8 hrs ago | NatureNews

Panel homes in on sites for I3-ray detector

When very-high-energy I3-rays slam into Earth's atmosphere, they trigger particle showers that emit a faint blue light.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, us Travel, World News, Germany

13 hrs ago | Live Science

Chilean Mummies Reveal Signs of Arsenic Poisoning

As expected, the team detected arsenic in the mummy's hair and in the soil. They also discovered skin conditions indicative of arsenic poisoning.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The American Conservative

U.S. National Archives, 1973 near Leakey, Texas

We've all seen the beer commercials set in big beach dance parties: the bikini-clad woman passing a frosty bottle over to her partner, a well-muscled specimen with an equally bare midriff and a knowing smile.

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Related Topix: Leakey, TX, Drugs, Marijuana, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO), Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Directions Magazine

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

In colleges and universities across the country, undergraduate students in the social sciences are using an online educational tool that goes beyond the traditional presentation of demographic data as numbers and tables.

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Related Topix: Queens College, City University of New York

EETimes

Electron Spin Could Yield PCs That Run Fast While Turned Off

A team of Japanese researchers has proposed a model for the near future of computing based on identifying a 1 from a 0 according to the direction in which an electron spins, rather than where the chip had previously stashed an electrical charge.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Stanford University

The Collegian

Boatwright bell tower chimes will mimic wind patterns

Professor Martin Bonadeo sits before the carillon, a two-tier keyboard in the upper reaches of Boatwright tower, scanning a sheet of wind direction data gathered by the Richmond airport.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News

Scientific American

The Secret Spiritual History of Calculus

In the 17th century Italian mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri proposed that every plane is composed of an infinite number of lines and every solid of an infinite number of planes.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Trojan

Treble at the Festival of Books

Students from the USC a capella group "SoCal Vocals" entertain guests at the 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held on campus this Saturday and Sunday.

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Daily Trojan

Festival features USC alumni, faculty

Vendors haul trucks of rare books, leather journals and comics to their stands. Bestselling authors brace themselves in preparation for the adoration of their fans, the sort that will spend hours waiting in line for a signature on a title page.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature

Sat Apr 12, 2014

SPACE.com

Searching High and Low for Dark Matter

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the distribution of dark matter in the center of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 1689, containing about 1,000 galaxies and trillions of stars.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Astronomy, Science, Physics, Stanford University

Groong

USAC Members Should Not Participate In External Lobbying Groups

USAC MEMBERS SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN EXTERNAL LOBBYING GROUPS Daily Bruin: University of California - Los Angeles April 9, 2014 Wednesday by Aram Ghoogasian A free meal could signify a first date or a birthday celebration, but for student government members, it could easily represent a conflict of interest.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

MedicineNet

Transient Ischemic Attack

Dr. Kulick received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: University of Southern California, Los Angeles County, CA, University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University

Mental Help Net

Parents Feel Limited in Ability to Prevent Child Obesity

Parents want to help their children avoid obesity but feel limited in their ability to take action, according to a study published online April 3 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease .

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington Blade

Minimum wage hike would reduce poverty for gay couples: study

President Obama supports an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour but the bill is stalled in the Republican-controlled House.

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Related Topix: US News, California, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Democrat

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Tracing the Artful Roots of Asbestos

Byzantine monks used chrystotile fibers to complete their religious frescoes at the monastery Enkleistra of St. Neophytos in Cyprus, according to University of California, Los Angeles archaeological scientist Ioanna Kakoulli, Live Science reported.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

College Selection Tips

Tens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

HON

Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, California, Sports Medicine, Medicine

Circulation

Positive Feedback in Cardioprotection: Can More Mechanism Lead to Translation? [Editorials]

From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, Heart Attack, Health

Weekend

Study: Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat

A new study finds eating too much junk food doesn't only make you fat, it may also make you mentally slower or less motivated.

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