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How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

Thu, 2014-10-09 11:35

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.

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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:58

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.

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Stephen Hawking Has A Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:28

The famous cosmologist will appear on the track "Talkin' Hawkin' " on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for release next month. It's his second inclusion on one of the band's songs.

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Smen Is Morocco's Funky Fermented Butter That Lasts For Years

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:52

Like Indian ghee, smen evolved as a way to keep a tasty cooking fat around for a long time. But smen is blessed with a flavor and aroma that's a lot like blue cheese.

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4 Things We've Learned About Enterovirus D68, And 1 Mystery

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:16

The outbreak of serious respiratory illness in children was a big surprise; it was caused by an obscure virus rarely seen in the U.S. Two doctors on the front lines explain what they've learned.

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The War With No Name

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:14

After two months, the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has not yet dealt a major blow to the Islamic State. And the Pentagon still hasn't come up with a moniker for the operation.

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:03

Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.

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Where In The World Is Kim Jong Un?

Thu, 2014-10-09 07:35

The North Korean dictator hasn't been seen in more than a month, leading to speculation he might have been deposed or is merely indisposed.

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Wrong! 3 Recent Reports That May Surprise You

Thu, 2014-10-09 07:11

So maybe we don't know everything about health and wealth and sexuality.

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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

Thu, 2014-10-09 05:53

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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Hong Kong Officials Call Off Talks With Student Activists

Thu, 2014-10-09 05:52

The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.

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Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

Thu, 2014-10-09 04:52

The hospital declined to elaborate on details of Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, who was admitted earlier this week after apparently contracting the disease from a patient she was treating.

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Turkey: Unilateral Ground Operation Against ISIS 'Unrealistic'

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:46

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country cannot be expected to go it alone to protect Kurds inside Syria against militants with the self-declared Islamic State.

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Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:10

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Off-Duty St. Louis Officer Fatally Shoots 18-Year-Old Black Man

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:08

The St. Louis police chief says the man fired at the 32-year-old officer, who is white, during a chase and that a weapon had been recovered from the scene.

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Empty Clinic Beds Don't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thu, 2014-10-09 01:04

Buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization showing that the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining. There could be several reasons for that.

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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thu, 2014-10-09 01:03

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.

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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:57

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:05

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary, and many are never counted.

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:04

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

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