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  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks
    Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...
  • UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain

    UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain
    A UC panel proposed Tuesday that environmental and social issues should influence how the system invests its $91 billion in endowment and retirement funds. But the group stopped short of endorsing the sell off of holdings in the fossil fuel industries...
  • In Stanford linguistics study, the accent is on how Californians speak

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Like many Californians, architect Ron Vrilakas insists he doesn't have an accent. "Of course not," said Vrilakas, 51, a Sacramento native. "Nobody thinks they have an accent. I don't. Anybody who speaks differently than I do is the one...
  • GenZe, an all-electric two-wheeler for city dwellers and the college crowd

    FREMONT, Calif. Electric scooters are all the rage in China, but they have yet to take off in the United States. Enter GenZe, an all-electric motorized two-wheeler being marketed to college students and urban dwellers as a fun, clean way to zip around...
  • Study: Breast cancer survival rates are no better after double mastectomy

    PITTSBURGH More and more women are taking the drastic option of removing both breasts after a diagnosis of cancer in just one breast, but a new study says that won't make a difference in survival rates. According to the study, released Tuesday by the...
  • New London Board Votes Against Giving Contract To Carter

    New London Board Votes Against Giving Contract To Carter
    NEW LONDON — The board of education Thursday night voted 6-0 against entering into a contract with Terrence Carter, whom it had previously named the district's new superintendent. Carter, a highly touted Chicago school administrator, was selected...
  • Could Navy submarine smoking ban lead military to quit?

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A US Navy ban on smoking aboard submarines may offer lessons for enacting similar prohibitions in other parts of the military as well as in civilian life, a new paper suggests. On the last day of 2010, after decades of...
  • Goucher to allow students to apply by submitting a video

    Goucher to allow students to apply by submitting a video
    If your grades and SAT scores are less than stellar, you still have a shot at getting into Goucher College with a two-minute video. Starting with applicants for next year's class, Goucher announced Thursday that it will give students the option of...
  • Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

    Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests. After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...
  • College officials study better policies for student-athletes

    WASHINGTON The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions,...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...