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4 hrs ago | AllAccess.com

Grammy Foundation Grant Program Names 2014 Recipients

The GRAMMY FOUNDATION Grant Program has announced the 15 recipients of over $200,000 in grants for research, archiving, and preserving recorded material for 2014.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, NY, Painting, Arts, Mount Morris, NY, Morris, NY, Geneseo, NY

8 hrs ago | China Daily

Supreme Court ruling mixed news for SCA-5

The US Supreme Court's ruling that backed a Michigan ban on the use of affirmative action in admissions to the state's public universities means that a similar ban in California "is here to stay", says a University of California Los Angeles political science professor.

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court, Asian-American, Chinese-American

12 hrs ago | BioResearch Online

Researchers Identify Astrocytes' New Role In Neuronal Communication

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that brain cells called astrocytes might play a part in neuronal communication only during bursts of neuron activity.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Switched

'Denim Day' Reminds Us (Again) That Wearing Tight Pants Doesn't Give Rapists An Excuse To Attack

APRIL 21: Blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence are hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day April 21, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Medical Daily

The Childhood Obesity Window Is Closing: Genetic Influence Of Height And Weight Grows As We Get Older

As children grow from age 4 to 10, the influence of genetics over body mass index grows, too, by 50 percent.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Bureau County Republican

Do you need to rethink your first-choice college?

Tens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April and May. It's an anxious time – students and their parents want to believe their school holds the promise that attendance will be their “golden ticket” to eventual financial success.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Vanity Fair

Sonia Sotomayor Blasts Supreme Court Colleagues in Affirmative Action Case

The Supreme Court's latest decision reflects "a sentiment out of touch with reality," according to Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Related Topix: US News, Sonia Sotomayor, John G. Roberts

South China Morning Post

Anti-smoking crusader Virginia Li enlists China's farmers to curb habit

Getting China's farmers to switch from growing tobacco leaf to food, thus raising cost of cigarette production, is veteran crusader's latest tactic Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Berkeley, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

I-Newswire.com

Becoming a Host Family for Kaplan International English Students in Westwood, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA April 22, 2014 - Kaplan International is a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programs.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Westwood (Los Angeles, CA)

Daily Press & Argus

Hospitals pushing faster stroke care get better results

Hospitals that make an all-out push for faster stroke care get a clot-busting medication to patients more quickly, prevent more in-hospital deaths and are able to send more survivors straight home, rather than to a nursing facility, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Nursing

GPB.org

Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy

When a patient who has had a stroke enters the emergency room, it's a race against the clock.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Health, Los Angeles, CA

USA Today

Hospitals pushing faster stroke care get better results

Hospitals that make an all-out push for faster stroke care get a clot-busting medication to patients more quickly, prevent more in-hospital deaths and are able to send more survivors straight home, rather than to a nursing facility, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Health, Nursing

Live Science

Happy Earth Day! The 8 Biggest Mysteries of Our Planet

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, geologists were still putting the finishing touches on plate tectonics, the model that explains how the Earth's surface takes shape.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Photo Release -- BBCN Bancorp Names Kevin S. Kim as Bank President and CEO

BBCN Bancorp, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously appointed Kevin S. Kim, 56, as President and Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, BBCN Bank , a position he has held in an interim capacity since January 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Korean-American

National Public Radio

Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining

The comment kicked up a media firestorm, and NCAA president Mark Emmert found himself under pressure to ensure student athletes could get food outside of their meal plans, which aren't sufficient for many of them.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut

RF Globalnet

Women Take Center Stage At IMS2014

Intel Corporations' Intel Labs Vice President and Director of Integrated Computing Research Dr. Vida Ilderem will serve as plenary session speaker on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium , marking the first female plenary speaker in the history of IMS.

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Related Topix: Electrical Engineering, Science, UC Davis, us Travel, Travel

Sun Apr 20, 2014

CalorieLab Calorie Counter News

Junk Food Makes You Lazy

A new study has found that being overweight and consistently eating processed food can lead to feelings of tiredness and inactivity.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Live Science

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

San Diego NewsCape

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Everything we do - all of our movements, thoughts and feelings - are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

University of California, Berkeley's freshman acceptance rate for fall 2014 plunged 3.5 percent amid changes to its admission process, including a greater emphasis on admitting out-of-state students.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis

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