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3 hrs ago | HON

Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

The study involving 473 sets of twins revealed that the "twinning effect" was greater for identical twins than non-identical twins.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

8 hrs ago | McClatchy

In Kansas, candidates spar over NSA

Todd Tiahrt, Pompeo's challenger in the upcoming Republican primary for Kansas' 4th Congressional District, has seized on the incumbent's proximity to the controversy _ and his voting record _ to attack him.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Kansas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Patriot Act

17 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Take a bow, Dr Nigel Clarke

JUDGING from the large turnout at Emancipation Park Wednesday night, it is clear that Jamaicans have an appreciation for classical music.

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Related Topix: Classical, Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Star Tribune

How many more students have to die?

Andy Marso was a college kid with a bright future. He left Minnesota to study journalism at the University of Kansas.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Minnesota, Kalamazoo College, Food and Drug Administration, UC Santa Barbara, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

Natural Trap Cave: prehistoric lions, dire wolves, and bears, oh my

Bureau of Land Management cave specialist Bryan McKenzie rappels into Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming during a cleanup expedition.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Spelunking, Science, Paleontology, Lovell, WY

The Miami Herald

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.

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KMAN-AM Manhattan

Local Student Receives High Marks from Congressman

A Manhattan student has been selected to participate in the Library of Congress Junior Fellows program.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, KS, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp

University of Kansas

$16M gift honors late alumnus Don Slawson

The family of University of Kansas alumnus Donald Slawson has made a $16 million lead gift for construction of a hall to be located in KU's planned Earth, Energy and Environment Center.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Geology, Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Topeka West principal left mark on school

Owen Henson, the first principal of Topeka West High School, had a rule. Administrators should teach classes - at least one or two.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

University of Kansas

KPR, Audio-Reader leader Janet Campbell to retire

Janet Campbell, general manager of Kansas Public Radio and director of the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, announced today that she will retire Sept.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Hired, Entertainment, Television, Lawrence, KS

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northeast News

A gateway to improvements along Paseo Boulevard

If you're traveling from downtown east on Independence Avenue, it is a gateway to the city's urban core.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO

University of Kansas

Medicinal chemistry researcher receives fellowship

Barbara Timmermann, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy , a distinction awarded to fewer than 5 percent of this professional organization's members.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Lawrence, KS

The Jersey Journal

Construction begins on Shared Dispatch Center in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE - Construction across the entire front of the Elkwood Avenue entrance to the Municipal Center is a signal that the Shared Dispatch Center will soon be a reality.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

Newkerala.com

Twins have low language performance in comparison to single-born kids

A recent study has revealed that the rate of language delay among twins is almost twice as compared to the single-born children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Wichita Eagle

Lawrence recommends rejection of big shopping area

The commissioners' vote does not mean the proposal is dead. Developers could ask the Lawrence City Commission to consider the proposal, which would be one of the largest shopping projects in the city's history, The Lawrence Journal-World reported .

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS, Douglas County, KS

PhysOrg Weblog

Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels

With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Diamonds.net

WJA Awards $16K in Scholarships to Eight Students

The Women's Jewelry Association awarded $16,000 in scholarships for the 2014 to 2015 school year to eight students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs for jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Rochester Institute of Technology

Freshnews

Assay Depot Partners with Kansas City Area Life Science Institute to...

Assay Depot Inc ., the pharmaceutical industry's leading marketplace for scientific services, today announced a partnership to build an academic Research Exchange for use by scientists at ten leading research hospitals, institutes, and universities in the Midwest.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri, Kansas State University, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

University of Kansas

Twin study suggests language delay due more to nature than nurture

A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared with single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared with 31 percent of nonidentical twins.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Genetics, Medicine, Australia, World News,

University of Kansas

University community mourns death of Michael 'Mickey' Waxman

Michael "Mickey" Waxman, a statistical consultant for University of Kansas Libraries, died at his Baldwin City home after a long illness.

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Related Topix: Baldwin City, KS, Lawrence, KS

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