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America’s Lack of Female President ‘Exceptional’ From Global Perspective; Hillary Clinton Suited for Position

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It’s high time the United States elected the first woman president, and Hillary Clinton’s ability to handle global and domestic issues makes her most qualified to do the job, according to a new book edited by Dinesh Sharma, associate research professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York In The Global Hillary, published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Sharma suggests that as a leading advocate of “smart power” – that is, combining America’s ‘hard’ military power and ‘soft’ cultural power – Clinton is arguably poised to tackle America’s global challenges than other candidates.

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SLAC’s New Computer Science Division Teams with Stanford to Tackle Data Onslaught

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Alex Aiken, director of the new Computer Science Division at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been thinking a great deal about the coming challenges of exascale computing, defined as a billion billion calculations per second. That’s a thousand times faster than any computer today. Reaching this milestone is such a big challenge that it’s expected to take until the mid-2020s and require entirely new approaches to programming, data management and analysis, and numerous other aspects of computing.

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Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave of Wearable Electronics

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A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world.

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Organism Responsible for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning May Affect Fisheries

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The toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense, is a photosynthetic plankton--a microscopic organism floating in the ocean, unable to swim against a current. New research by scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) suggests that ingestion of this dinoflagellate changes the energy balance and reproductive potential of a particular copepod--a small crustacean--in the North Atlantic, which is key food source for young fishes, including many commercially important species.

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Researchers Receive State Grant to Map Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

NMSU researchers to trap and map Zika-carrying mosquitoes with a grant award from the New Mexico Department of Health

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Fungi -- a Promising Source of Chemical Diversity

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Moulds and plants share similar ways in alkaloid biosynthesis.

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Imaging Study Shows Promising Results for Patients with Schizophrenia

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Increase in the brain's grey matter proof that the brain has the ability to rescue itself.

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UChicago’s Jared Lewis Receives 2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

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Jared Lewis has been selected for a 2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Lewis, an assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, is one of 13 Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award recipients this year.

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Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

Data from cohort studies helps reconstruct African-American heritage from before Civil War.

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How Zika Infects the Placenta

Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta, without killing them, scientists have discovered. The finding may explain how the virus can pass through the placenta of a pregnant woman, on its way to infect developing brain cells in her fetus.

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Research Reveals That Sharks Have Individual Personalities

A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities.

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Slithery New Species

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Researchers discover Silver Boa in the Bahamas Islands.

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Remains of Bizarre Group of Extinct Snail-Eating Australian Marsupials Discovered

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Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland by a UNSW Australia-led team of researchers.

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Migration Back to Africa Took Place During the Paleolithic

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A piece of international research led by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has retrieved the mitogenome of a fossil belonging to the first Homo sapiens population in Europe.

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The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of families and their dying child? In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed bereaved parents and found that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement.

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TRIUMF Welcomes New Associate Laboratory Director to lead its Accelerator Division

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TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Dr. Oliver Kester will become Associate Laboratory Director for its Accelerator Division (ALD-Accelerator Division), effective September, 2016.