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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange. Though the plan...

    Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends

    By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Healthcare data may be valuable to researchers and companies, but patients' comfort levels about having their data shared may depend on the purpose, a new survey suggests. Using health data and information for...

    'Good Wife' Producers and 'Game of Thrones' Director Win Caucus Honors

    Producers Michelle and Robert King of "The Good Wife" and director Alex Graves of "Game of Thrones" (pictured) took top awards as the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors presented its annual Caucus Honors awards Thursday night. The Caucus is "an...

    FEATURE-Julianne Moore takes pains to portray early Alzheimer's

    Early in the film "StillAlice," the Columbia University professor played by JulianneMoore is the picture of health taking a jog through campus,until she realizes she is completely lost. Miniscule movements in her pale face betray the panic...