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  • Encyclopaedia Britannica editor Daphne Daume dies

     Encyclopaedia Britannica editor Daphne Daume dies
    For nearly 45 years, Daphne Daume scoured the drafts of entries to the Encyclopaedia Britannica searching for flaws. She fixed misspellings, perfected grammar and fine-tuned content until it was ready for publication. Ms. Daume, 90, a copy editor for...
  • Enjoying The Melodious Roar Of Harleys

    Enjoying The Melodious Roar Of Harleys
    During a summer dominated by bad international news — Ebola, ISIS, climate change — I made a conscious choice to be positive about something that really bothers me. So, I decided to share my attitude adjustment before summer officially ends on...
  • MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
  • $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.

    $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.
    Edward Wasserman, the dean of UC Berkeley’s journalism program, is proposing an added student-paid fee of $10,250 per year for a master's degree in journalism, according to an email I received from him. And the predictable response has been, how...
  • Films worth seeking on the indie circuit

    Films worth seeking on the indie circuit
    We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the local art house scene, which reliably features smaller films — indie features, classic films and...
  • 'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities

     'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities
    Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, or "genius grants," are three from Illinois universities. The awards, presented by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, give each recipient $625,000 over five years,...
  • Sheinelle Jones to join 'Weekend Today' as news anchor

    Sheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of "Weekend Today," NBC has announced.  Jones comes to NBC News from Philadelphia after signing off as cohost of the morning program "Good Day Philadelphia" in March. She's to begin on "Weekend Today" Oct. 4....
  • Web cam used to detect abnormal heart rhythm

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With a regular laptop camera and sophisticated software, researchers may be able to detect atrial fibrillation about as accurately as with a standard electrocardiogram (ECG), according to a new pilot study. The technology...
  • Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Community-based music lessons for disadvantaged youth can have positive biological effects on their brains, a new study found. "Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning...
  • Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities
    The fall architectural calendar is packed with major events in Chicago, New York and Shanghai. Here are 10 worth watching. Reclaiming the lower Manhattan skyline: More than 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 104-story One World Trade...
  • Northwestern first in Midwest to offer free streaming cable in dorms

    Northwestern first in Midwest to offer free streaming cable in dorms
    Northwestern University is rolling out a new perk for students that no Ivy League school can match -- full streaming cable service for all dorm dwellers. Beginning this fall, Xfinity on Campus will provide residential students more than 130 live...