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43 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

Newkerala.com

Genes play key role in twins' language deficit

Contrary to the popular tendency to attribute delays in early language acquisition of twins to mothers, researchers have found that genes play a significant role in their overall language deficit.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 7/20/2014

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE University Theatre-University of Kansas 7/11-7/26/2014 Twins! More twins! Women-chased and chaste! The first musical ever adapted from Shakespeare remains the most madcap musical farce ever to animate the stage.

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Related Topix: More, Rock-N-Roll, Kansas, Catherine Oxenberg, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Catch Me If You Can, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Action Movies

The Capital-Journal

Northeast Kansas happenings

The Tallgrass Chamber Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 210 Holliday in Osage City.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Osage City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

The Doings Weekly

Doings area students earn campus honors

Jestin Kolar, a criminal justice major from Burr Ridge, graduated in the spring commencement ceremony held at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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Related Topix: Burr Ridge, IL, University of Wisconsin Platteville, La Grange, IL, Wesleyan University, Ohio Wesleyan University

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