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  • 'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners

    'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners
    "Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
  • Duke's Williams comes home for NCAA regional at ODU

    Duke's Williams comes home for NCAA regional at ODU
    NORFOLK — The Duke University women's basketball team received a home-cooked meal 200 miles from campus Friday evening, which should translate to a sizeable show of support at the NCAA tournament's Norfolk Regional. Center Elizabeth Williams'...
  • Treatment not helping kids with attention deficit disorder

    Treatment not helping kids with attention deficit disorder
    Young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder continue to suffer from severe symptoms even with treatment, a study led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers has found. The study, published online Feb. 11 in the Journal of the...
  • Rousso headlines 'Betting for Justice' tournament

    Rousso headlines 'Betting for Justice' tournament
    There likely has never been a better fit between celebrity and cause: Vanessa Rousso lending her name to a poker tournament that provides legal aid for those who can't afford it. That's because before she discovered poker, Rousso was well on her way...
  • For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms

    For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms
    For scientists building devices that would allow the paralyzed to interact with their environment (as well as those wishing to understand the workings of the brain), it's important to understand that using two virtual arms is a more complex proposition...
  • Okla. Sen. Inhofe's son killed in plane crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed. Dr. Perry Inhofe, a 52-year-old orthopedic surgeon, died when the small plane he was piloting...
  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • 'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

    'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests. Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
  • Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships

    Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships
    The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization serving Glendale and surrounding areas with member volunteers from many of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference. Members raise money through a benefit...