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1 hr ago | Slashdot

New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

ClockEndGooner writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips .


5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Orthodox Jews with herpes need to stop applying 'direct oral suction' to baby penises

According to the Health Department, both babies developed lesions on their genitals shortly after having the metzitzah b'peh , a practice in which the mohel - a person trained to perform the "covenant of circumcision" - uses a direct oral suction technique to swab blood from the infant's penis, was performed on them.


8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Ken Burns delves into a dynasty

Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era.


Related Topix: Bismarck, ND

12 hrs ago | Medical News Today

New teaching framework highlights significant opportunities for...

Students graduating from U.S. medical schools in 2012 feel they've received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and published online this month in Academic Medicine .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health

17 hrs ago | Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, University of Miami, Case Western Reserve University, University of Washington, Texas

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Nation

Biz Buzz

Many executives of Indorama Ventures, one of a handful of global firms based in Thailand, showed up at the Thailand Management Association's conference last week including its CEO Aloke Lohia.


KISU-TV Pocatello

History Detectives Special Investigations

The HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATION team brings cutting edge tools to some of our biggest historical mysteries.


Related Topix: History Detectives, Entertainment, Television, Barnard College

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Alleged Pennsylvania Hospital Shooter Richard Plotts Arraigned in Bed

A Pennsylvania psychiatric patient has been arraigned on charges including murder and attempted murder for allegedly shooting his caseworker in the head in a hospital office and then engaging in a gun battle with a doctor who tried to subdue him.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Delaware County, PA, Clifton Heights, PA

Police: Gunman fatally shoots 5-year-old son, shoots child's mother then self

A 5-year-old boy was shot to death late Saturday night and his mother seriously injured in what Ridley Township police said was a shooting rampage by the child's father, who then shot himself in the head.


Herald Gazette

Adas Yoshuron Synagogue in Rockland is hosting a summer lecture...

The first, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. will be a special conversation with Professor Ross K. Baker, a member of the Political Science Department of Rutgers University and member of the board of contributors of USA Today, speaking on Bipartisanship: A Mixed Blessing? His talk will be followed by a question and answer session and ... (more)


Related Topix: Rutgers University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Hagel, Harry Reid, Democrat, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Potassium pills, implantable device help heart-failure patients cope with summer heat

Patients with heart failure engage in a delicate balancing act all year, taking care not to drink too much liquid because the weakened heart muscle cannot cope with excess fluid.


Related Topix: Weather, Manasquan, NJ

The Times Leader

Paint Pittston Pink: Breast cancer awareness event to be held in October

When Barb Sciandra, of Pittston, was diagnosed with stage III cancer in her left breast and stage II cancer in her right, she was aggressive with her treatment.


Related Topix: Pittston, PA, Paint, PA, Laflin, PA

KNUS-AM Aurora

2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Getting a first generation into college in S. Jersey

Yen Tran, from Pennsauken High School, right, gives AIM program assistant Nina Mercado, left, a big hug as she comes forward to recieve her graduation certificate from the 3 week program on the Rutgers campus Friday afternoon.


Related Topix: Troy, PA, Rutgers University, Education Etc., Ernest, PA

WGRE-FM Greencastle

Prof. Jennifer Adams to Lead Discussion in Maine

"Professor Jennifer Adams from DePauw University will lead a discussion on academic freedom on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Good Life Center in Harborside," notes an item in Maine's Ellsworth American .


Related Topix: DePauw University

A healthy rebellion

Rebel Ventures, a student-run enterprise sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania through its Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, creates and sells granola bars in West Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Philadelphia, PA, Education Etc.

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Altoona Mirror

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

"My parents were not musicians, but they loved music, and one of their favorite performers was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Brass., Big-Band, Hollidaysburg, PA, The Orchestra, Symphony, Arts

South China Morning Post

Snapdeal founder's silver linings playbook'

Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl faced a rocky start, but has since transformed his business into India's biggest online retail marketplace Snapdeal chief executive Kunal Bahl says the company has a lot of headroom to grow in India's e-commerce market.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, World News, India,


Suspect Identified In Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

"He knocked on my door one day to ask for my cell phone because he stabbed himself in the leg, so that sort of like turned on the light to me," Bert Garcia said.


Related Topix: Darby, PA, Upper Darby, PA

Accused hospital shooter had history of mental illness, arrests, records show

The patient who allegedly opened fire on a caseworker and psychiatrist in a small office at a unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County had a long history of mental illness and several previous encounters with law-enforcement, according to police and court records.


Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Darby Township, PA, Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA