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WashU Expert: Philly Soda Tax Could Be Watershed Moment in Public Health

The city of Philadelphia on June 16 passed a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks to fund children’s education and park programs in the city, making it the first major city in the nation to impose such a tax.The move is poised to be a watershed event in public health policy, said a health economist at Washington University in St.

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‘Mythbusters’ Consultant Makes Physics Understandable

Southeastern Louisiana University Physics Professor Rhett Allain is a strong advocate of sharing scientific views with the general public. He likes to break science down to a more easily understandable form. So the Discovery Channel’s show “Mythbusters,” which ended its run on TV this year, was a natural draw for him.

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Bill Rasmussen: Rutgers Alumnus Founded ESPN, Created First 24-Hour TV Network

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The self-proclaimed 'sports junkie' changed sports broadcasting, how the world watches television

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Some Asian-Americans Are Predisposed to Want More Carbs; Breakthrough Toward Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed; Genetically Modified Golden Rice Falls Short, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Tip Sheet: Vanderbilt Experts Can Comment on Olympics in Brazil

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Questions are cropping up about the Summer Games of the XXXI Olympiad, scheduled for Aug. 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro. More than 100 doctors, researchers and health experts signed an open letter published June 3 urging the World Health Organization to either move the summer games from Rio de Janeiro or to delay them, saying they are concerned about the Zika virus’ potential impact on global health.

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DIY Punk Is Red, White and Blue

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The year was 1991 and the city was Los Angeles, and Daniel Makagon was broadcasting from KXLU, the student radio station at Loyola Marymount University. Sitting with him in the studio waiting for an interview were Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain. They were still a burgeoning band in the music scene, and they had brought a cassette with them to promote an upcoming album. Makagon played the tape, and in that pivotal moment became the first person to ever play Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the radio.

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Sharrron! All Eyes on Ozzie as Prince of Darkness Attempts to Manage Life Alone

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Early Cannes Film Festival Built Culture of Internationalism

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Rolling Stones' Songs Are Musical Equivalent to Trump’s Misogyny

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Campaign Looks to Take Ithaca College ‘Beyond Body’

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Created by Ithaca College students, the IC Beyond Body campaign intends to address negative body images through social media and discussion groups that focus on qualities beyond physical appearance, like intelligence and creativity.

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‘Brave New Wild’ Asks Legendary Adventurers What Lures them to Climb Rocks

Why do people rock climb? It is a highly dangerous and difficult sport—and most definitely a non-conventional life pursuit. Independent filmmaker Oakley Anderson-Moore sets out to answer this question in her debut feature documentary, “Brave New Wild,” which is in the midst of a national theatrical tour and was recently made available for viewing on DVD as well as on iTunes and other digital platforms. Anderson-Moore filmed a series of interviews of climbers from the early days of the climbing revolution. These adventurers broke social norms in post-World War II America to live nomadic lives in their quest to conquer the Tetons, outside Yellowstone National Park, and the great rock walls, such as Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

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Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons

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Pioneer and Independent - Prince Defied Culture, Gender and Race

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Prince Will Be Remembered as One of Most Significant Artists in American Popular Music History

Prince was one of the most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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Prince’s Influence on Music on Par with Duke Ellington, Miles Davis

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Prince Was One of the Most Significant Artists in American Pop Culture

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WVU's Dan Carder Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World

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West Virginia University engineer Dan Carder, who led the research team that broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal, has been named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up After Call with Treasury Officials About Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

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Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and enthusiastic” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.

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It’s Tax Time: GW Financial Literacy Experts Available

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IU's Little 500 Will Again Feature Two Days of Exciting Cycling, Fundraising for Scholarships

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Hundreds of hours of preparation by members of the 65 teams competing in Indiana University's Little 500 will culminate with intense competition in the two bike races Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, at Bill Armstrong Stadium on the Bloomington campus. This year marks the 29th running of the women's Little 500 and the 66th running of the men's race. Ben Higgins, an IU alumnus and star of ABC's hit reality-TV series "The Bachelor," will serve as grand marshal of both races, joined by his fiancé, Lauren Bushnell.