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Article ID: 578520

Designing and Doing: Architecture Students Create Unique Structure in Cheverie

Dalhousie University

Since the beginning of May, architecture students from Dalhousie University have been working away at a structure in Cheverie, Nova Scotia designed to accommodate a camera obscura which will make a projection of the tide moving the water in and out of the Bay of Fundy.

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11-Jul-2011 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578379

Private Papers of Legendary Science Fiction, Star Trek Writer Donated to Library

University of Kansas

A gift to the University of Kansas provides the definitive collection of influential writer, co-inventor of "live long and prosper."

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5-Jul-2011 2:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578459

You Want to Talk 'Horrible Bosses'? One Florida State Professor is the Expert

Florida State University

Virtually anyone who stays in the work force long enough will eventually have a really lousy boss — and perhaps quite a few, if that employee sticks it out until retirement age. Those lousy bosses should count themselves lucky, then, that very few long-suffering employees resolve to have them murdered, as three fed-up friends attempt to do in the black comedy film “Horrible Bosses,” which opens nationwide this weekend.

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7-Jul-2011 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578072

Harry Potter Expert at Baylor University Is Available to Talk About Final Potter Film, Which Premieres July 15

Baylor University

The award-winning author of One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter says the final film in the Harry Potter series, which premieres July 15, "marks the end of an era."

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5-Jul-2011 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578315

Did Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Mozart’s and Mahler’s Deaths?

Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from many infectious illnesses from 1762 to 1791, the year of his death at 35 years of age. Most of these illnesses occurred between mid-October and May. Mozart died on December 5, two-to-three months into the 6-month vitamin D winter at that latitude.

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30-Jun-2011 1:15 PM EDT
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UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture Presents ‘Violins of Hope’

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture will bring “Violins of Hope” to Charlotte for a series of premiere exhibitions and performances about the instruments recovered from the Holocaust.

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30-Jun-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578231

Commemorative Stamp Honors Anti-Racist Mark Twain, but Scholar Says Few People Know the Author's Past

Baylor University

In the wake of the unveiling of a commemorative stamp depicting Mark Twain, a Baylor University scholar says there was more to anti-racist Twain than most people know — including a stint as a Confederate soldier.

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28-Jun-2011 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578083

Sequel Syndrome: Follow-Ups Don't Mean Moviemakers Are Lacking In Originality, Expert Says

Kansas State University

The names are quite familiar to moviegoers: Harry, Optimus Prime and Edward. Each represents a movie franchise that has seen great success and is poised for a repeat. A record 27 movie sequels have or will be released during summer 2011. This trend represents an investment in a successful brand, according to a Kansas State University movie expert.

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23-Jun-2011 10:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578028

Music Experts Share How MTV Killed The Radio Star And Changed Culture Forever 30 Years After Launch

Kansas State University

"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll." That declaration was given nearly 30 years ago with little fanfare and was only audible to a few thousand people in northern New Jersey. But the launch of Music Television, also known as MTV, on Aug. 1, 1981, had permanent implications for the music industry and popular culture.

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21-Jun-2011 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 577966

Parents Prefer Media Content Ratings System to Age-Based Ratings

Iowa State University

Although parents appreciate having media ratings systems to help protect their kids from questionable content, the current age-based system doesn't meet their needs according to a study published online today in Pediatrics.

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20-Jun-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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