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What in the Gee-Haw Whammy Diddle?

A Creighton professor's physics of toys course examines how simple toys can demonstrate complex scientific principles.

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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Having a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Sticking to a gluten-free diet over Thanksgiving may sound like no fun, but many people don’t have a choice.

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The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table

Baylor University School of Social Work professor and grief expert, Helen Harris, Ed.D., offers tips on helpful ways to interact with someone grieving the loss of a loved one during the holidays.

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Philly Issues First ‘Code Blue’ of Season: USciences Prof Explains What That Means to Homeless Population

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Those fortunate enough to be somewhere warm during this recent cold snap might wonder how Philadelphia’s homeless population can survive the frigid outdoor conditions, said Stephen Metraux, PhD, associate professor of health policy and public health at University of the Sciences

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Expert: Researchers Harness Magnetic Fields to Enhance Cancer Detection

Expert can speak about Google’s plans to develop tiny magnetic particles to patrol the body for signs of cancer and other diseases, and a wearable device with a magnet to attract and count the particles as a monitoring tool. Edward Flynn, Ph.D. has years of experience developing a similar nanotech-based cancer detection system at Senior Scientific, a subsidiary of Manhattan Scientifics.

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Nutritionist Discusses Role of Diet in Diabetes Treatment

Over the last three decades, the number of Americans with diabetes has more than tripled. Jamie Cooper, an assistant professor of nutrition at Texas Tech University, discussed how healthy eating habits and regular exercise can not only control Type 2 diabetes, but also reverse the condition.

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Iran Gets Lessons in Media Literacy From Ithaca College Experts

It may be one of the last places in the world you’d expect to be interested in learning how to develop skills in critical thinking and media analysis. But when academics and researchers in Iran decided they needed help with that effort, they turned to Ithaca College’s Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry of Project Look Sharp.

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Communities Support Wind Farms on the Prairies

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When it comes to potential for wind energy, the Midwest has it. However, to harness that power communities will have to come to terms with a landscape dotted with wind towers. That’s a reality people are willing to accept, according assistant professor of sociology and rural studies Jeffrey Jacquet. He and graduate student Josh Fergen have done research in South Dakota and Minnesota to gauge attitudes about wind farms and their impact on the community and the environment.

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Navigating Holiday Meals with an Eating Disorder

Psychologist Stacey Cahn offers thoughts, tips for those in treatment for or recovering from an eating disorder, and their loved ones.

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Historic Comet Landing Highlights Space Law Mission

Space law experts at the University of Nebraska say the Philae probe's touchdown on the surface of a comet heightens their mission to resolve the legal dilemmas of space

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