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  • What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?

    What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?
    We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...
  • Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

    Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems
    It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories. But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of...
  • VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"

     York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"
    YORK COUNTY— As parents and staff meet York County's new superintendent they are saying he is a go-getter and forward thinker. Victor Shandor, who is moving from Fulton County, Ga., to York County in November and starts on Nov. 3, visited all 19...
  • Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons
    A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give birth. Data on 233,850 infants born over a 10-year period show that twins, triplets and other “higher...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • 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...
  • Grad students win LVHN Via marathons

    Grad students win LVHN Via marathons
    When Ben Chebot crossed the LVHN Via Marathon finish line in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds on Sunday morning, the race announcers proclaimed him to be from Oakland, Calif. But he's not, really. He grew up in Newton, Mass., training on the...
  • Start-up looks to solve start-ups' real estate problem

    Start-up looks to solve start-ups' real estate problem
    When real estate professionals Alex Kopicki and Jeff Jacobson started a development firm roughly three years ago, they figured they knew what they were doing, so they were surprised by one of their biggest problems out of the gate. "We actually had a...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
  • Downtown corporations push employee homeownership in arena zone

    Downtown corporations push employee homeownership in arena zone
    Hoping their employees will be lured by the prospect of walking to work, a coalition of downtown Allentown corporations plans to offer them financial incentives to move into the blocks surrounding the city's soon-to-open PPL Center arena. The goal is...