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  • 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,...
  • 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'...
  • All five commission seats up for election in Pompano

    All five commission seats up for election in Pompano
    All five commission seats are up in this year's election Nov. 4, with three incumbents running and two seats up for grabs by a pool of mostly newcomers. Each district has its own set of issues, though most of the 14 candidates are concerned with...
  • A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says

    A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says
    There may be 8 million stories in the Big Apple, but one of them - that New York City is home to 8 million rats, or one for every human resident - is probably a tall tale, according to research by a Columbia University statistician. In truth, the city's...
  • LVHN picks new CEO

    LVHN picks new CEO
    Lehigh Valley Health Network has found a new leader from within its own ranks. LVHN's board of trustees has appointed Dr. Brian A. Nester chief executive and president, the network announced Thursday. Nester, who has served as LVHN's acting CEO since...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports

    U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports
    After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC team said the...
  • Wesleyan Student Starts 'Not Asking For It' Video Movement

    Wesleyan Student Starts 'Not Asking For It' Video Movement
    Don't blame it on her short skirt, too much alcohol or sexy dancing. A woman is never "asking for it" if she is sexually assaulted or raped — and the same is true for men. That's the message that Sally Rappaport, a Wesleyan sophomore, set out to...