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  • Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative

    Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative
    Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience. When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
  • Iranian man executed for heresy: rights group

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic....
  • West Boca grad scholarship settles Cornell suit

    Cornell University has agreed to set up a perpetual scholarship in memory of a West Boca High School graduate in a last-minute settlement of a 2010 federal lawsuit brought by his father. The terms of the settlement were reached before a Sept. 29 trial...
  • 'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

    'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis
    College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...
  • Venturing inside the teenage brain

    Venturing inside the teenage brain
    If you've ever tried to warn teenagers of the consequences of risky behavior — only to have them sigh and roll their eyes — don't blame them. Blame their brain anatomy. Sociologists and psychologists have long known that teen brains are...
  • Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story

    Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story
    No, Bo Derek did not invent cornrows. Many readers and some other media publications took issue with a story we recently published about three different fall hairstyles¬†— cornrows, bangs and ponytails — coming from the season’s fashion...
  • Climate change to trigger longer, fiercer 'megadroughts': study

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change will unleash megadroughts in the coming decades worse than anything seen in the last 2,000 years, new research warns. In semi-arid regions such as the U.S. southwest, there is an 80 percent chance of a...
  • What You Need to Know About Money

    What You Need to Know About Money
    What do kids need to know about money when they head off to college? Here's what this year's Kiplinger interns -- Amanda Lilly , Deanna Pan and Michael Stratford -- had to say about key financial issues. Budgeting. Amanda learned how to parcel out her...