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  • U.S. gay couples report poorer health than straight married counterparts

    U.S. gay couples report poorer health than straight married counterparts
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities. Studies have shown that...
  • Lil Wayne seizure puts spotlight on rappers' use of 'sizzurp'

    The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
  • Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

    Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific. Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
  • Teacher Diversity Is A Key To Achievement

    State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion. Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
  • Conservative Texas students planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game

    HOUSTON -- A conservative student group that sparked controversy with plans to stage a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas at Austin has canceled the event under mounting pressure from critics.  The Young Conservatives of...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
  • Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr.

    Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr.
    ROBERT LANGFORD MONTGOMERY, JR. 1927-2013 Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr., Harvard ’50 mcl, Ph.D. ’56 died on February 26, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. A navy veteran of World War II, he was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at...
  • Cornell Museum at Rollins wins prestigious grant

     Cornell Museum at Rollins wins prestigious grant
    The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...
  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
  • Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order

    Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order
    Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.  This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...