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  • When brain says buy, you may not know why

    Billions of neurons fire in the brains of stock market traders as they decide whether to buy or sell shares in a matter of seconds. Some of these brain waves produce rational calculations about how best to make a profit, but others may not, suggests new...
  • About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

    About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says
    You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
  • Weather-related fees forgiven in Homer Glen

     Weather-related fees forgiven in Homer Glen
    Fees totaling more than $60,000 to extend building permits for a senior community development were all but forgiven by Homer Glen trustees because of the brutal weather conditions over the winter. "I think it was even the second worst winter ever,"...
  • Loyola Marymount student-athletes are making the grade

    Loyola Marymount student-athletes are making the grade
    The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest...
  • Former Hopkins grad students' personal data exposed online

    Former Hopkins grad students' personal data exposed online
    More than 2,000 Social Security numbers of former Johns Hopkins University graduate students were exposed to potential hackers, the university confirmed Saturday. Hopkins officials discovered on March 19 that the names and Social Security numbers of 2,...
  • For researcher, World Cup is a grass-roots endeavor

    For researcher, World Cup is a grass-roots endeavor
    Like most kids growing up in Brazil, Roberto Gurgel dreamed of being on the field for a World Cup. That never happened. So this summer, Gurgel is settling for the next-best thing by helping to build five of the fields that will be used for the first...
  • Synagogue alters plans to appease neighbors

     Synagogue alters plans to appease neighbors
    Members of a congregation are bowing to concerns from Northbrook neighbors about a proposed synagogue, agreeing to more fences, different trees for a buffer and lowering the height of light poles. "We're much, much happier," said Becky Charous, who...
  • Kids learn healthy habits from McDaniel's Fitness Buddies

    Kids learn healthy habits from McDaniel's Fitness Buddies
    A group of McDaniel College students and elementary school kids have only needed one thing to bond: a couple of hours in the gym together. With a few balls, a plastic bat and some jump ropes, the newly established Fitness Buddies group meets weekly...
  • Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum

    Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum
    With brooms, rakes, nets and bare hands, nearly 50 volunteers on Sunday scrubbed a scum of green algae off the floor of Wekiwa Springs, hoping to bring back its white sand and blue water. "What do you think, is it working?" said organizer Russell...
  • A variety of California kingsnake is wreaking havoc in Canary Islands

    A variety of California kingsnake is wreaking havoc in Canary Islands
    An albino variety of California kingsnake popular in the pet trade has infested the Canary Islands, decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species that have had no time to evolve evasive patterns in what was once a stable ecology northwest of Africa....
  • PCM may become a takeover target

    PCM Inc., an El Segundo company that sells information technology products and services, has attracted little attention in more than a quarter-century of business. But that soon may change. The owner of a competing company has starting snapping up...