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  • You're not a lush. You crave airplane Bloody Marys for a reason

    You're not a lush. You crave airplane Bloody Marys for a reason
    There's a scientific reason behind your frequent airplane Bloody Mary cravings.   According to a new study by Cornell University, the 85 decibels you hear up in the air can actually make some food taste better. "Our study confirmed that in an...
  • A night of awards for West Boca High scholars

    A night of awards for West Boca High scholars
    A steady parade of students from the class of 2015 to the stage in West Boca High School marked the school's annual Senior Award Night. It took several hours for more than $2.7 million in scholarships to be handed out to the cheers of classmates and...
  • Law scholar nominated for Taiwan presidency, could be 1st woman to lead island

    Could Taiwan have its first female president in 2016? Taiwan’s chief opposition party on Wednesday nominated Tsai Ing-wen, a 58-year-old law scholar, as its candidate for the January presidential election, and opinion polls show the Cornell...
  • Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain

    Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain
    Hunter, a fox red Labrador retriever, spent 10 days at a North Side boarding facility earlier this month while Alicia Fitzgerald was on vacation. When Fitzgerald returned to pick up her pet Sunday, she was told Hunter had been coughing. By Tuesday...
  • Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira

    Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira
    In Memoriam: Lutron Chairman and Founder Joel Spira  The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company’s Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Starting from a...
  • How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

    How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics
    Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care centers throughout Chicago. Another infected more than 100 poultry farms in states including Kansas, Missouri...
  • Beyond the norm: 5 unusual college courses

    Who knew that climbing a tree and The Simpsons were scholarly enough to be college courses? In recent years, colleges have been offering stranger courses, bringing new light to education. 1. At Cornell University, you can relive your childhood...
  • Summer 2015 Pre-College Program Guide

    Non-Credit Programs ++++++++++++++++++++ || College/University || Program || Classes || Dates || Ages || || Harvard University(bit.ly/1FwPGoF) || Pre-College Program || 5-6 course options || June 28-July 10July 12-24July 26-Aug. 7 || Rising juniors and...
  • M.H. Abrams dies at 102; editor of 'Norton Anthology'

     M.H. Abrams dies at 102; editor of 'Norton Anthology'
     M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of "The Norton Anthology of English Literature" and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works...
  • Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition

    Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition
    The maker of a web application that helps students find college scholarships has won a business competition chaired by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. Scholly, founded by Drexel University student Christopher Gray, took the top prize at this year's Cupid'...
  • Robert I. Epstein

    Robert I. Epstein
    Robert Irwin Epstein, a retired mechanical engineer who enjoyed traditional Irish dancing, died of kidney failure March 1 at the Mercy Ridge Retirement Community. The former Homeland resident was 86. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in its Flatbush...