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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...
  • Though cheered by Wall Street, most mergers don't work out for buyers

    — Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years. When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
  • ‘Hypoallergenic’ labels may not be accurate

    By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Products for kids with itchy skin that are labeled hypoallergenic often contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, a recent study found. The "hypoallergenic" label is not regulated by the FDA,...
  • Foreign students flock to US, set record in 2013

    WASHINGTON The number of international students in the United States last year rose to a record 886,052, with China by far leading as the nation sending the most students for the fifth year in a row, according to data to be released on Monday by the...
  • USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students

    USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students
    For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report. USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
  • Ethnic diversity helps thwart market bubbles, lift profits: U.S. study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enhancing ethnic diversity on the world's financial trading floors is a recipe for deflating devastating bubbles and increasing profits, data from a new study showed on Monday. "Ethnic diversity is a value in itself. What we show...
  • Ernie Vandeweghe dies at 86; NBA player became the Lakers' team doctor

    Ernie Vandeweghe, who attended medical school while playing for the New York Knicks and later served as the Lakers' team doctor, has died. He was 86. Vandeweghe died Sunday at home in Newport Beach of natural causes, according to his son, Kiki, who...
  • Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker

    Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
    Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
  • Eight million rats in New York? Not even close, a new study says

    Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City? If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society,...
  • U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings

    U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings
    The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday. Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
  • Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?

    Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?
    How bad is California’s drought? “Imagine a disaster movie in which 22 million people are told that they have only 12 to 18 months of water left. Unless Southern Californians pull together, we will be making that movie,” water...