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  • 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...
  • Priest's Letter Blamed Israel For Treatment Of Jews

    Priest's Letter Blamed Israel For Treatment Of Jews
    One thing you can say about the Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, the former Episcopal chaplain at Yale, is that he is candid about his beliefs. In response to a New York Times article describing the rise of violent anti-Semitism in Europe — including...
  • NU researchers shed light on domestic violence among same-sex couples

    NU researchers shed light on domestic violence among same-sex couples
    Same-sex couples may experience more domestic violence than opposite-sex couples, a Northwestern Medicine review of research suggests. Richard Carroll, an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern's Feinberg School of...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tiny particles have big potential in debate over nuclear proliferation

    WASHINGTON The solution to the big issue of nuclear nonproliferation might be smaller than you think so small it's virtually invisible and massless. Physicists at Virginia Tech have found a way to use these teeny subatomic particles, called neutrinos, to...
  • Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself

    Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself
    RICHMOND — The guilty verdicts for Bob and Maureen McDonnell came faster and more decisively than usual in public corruption cases, where juries routinely deadlock on least some counts — perhaps a sign that the law and the voters are taking...
  • Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students

    Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while conducting its usual health screenings of international students this semester, devoted a few extra minutes to discussing the Ebola outbreak with those who arrived from the West African countries...