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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.”
  • Stroke patients miss cholesterol-lowering targets

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - More than half of patients with a recurrent stroke or other cerebrovascular attack failed to meet recommended targets for so-called bad cholesterol levels, a new study showed. The research examined more than 900,000...

    Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition

    Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition
    The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building designed by Virginia Beach-based Clark Nexsen has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the...

    Lehigh University names new president

    Lehigh University names new president
    Lehigh University has a new leader. John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release. Simon is an internationally renowned...

    UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

    UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president
    Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs was chosen as the next president of the University of Florida on Wednesday by the school's board of trustees. "Dr. Fuchs brings to the University of Florida all of the important qualities we have been seeking in our...