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Gary Taylor, English, Florida State University, Thomas Middleton, William Shakespeare, Collected Works

Bawdy Bard Seeks Modern Readers in Tour De Force on "╦ťOther Shakespeare'

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Gary Taylor, a professor at Florida State University, has co-edited the first complete collection of plays, poems and manuscripts by Thomas Middleton, a provocative, once-popular 17th-century playwright whose work was later banned or burned and overshadowed for centuries by the more famous English bard.

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Touch The Invisible Sky Braille Book, Nasa Great Observatories, Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

At a ceremony today at the National Federation of the Blind, NASA unveiled a new book that brings majestic images taken by its Great Observatories to the fingertips of the blind. "Touch the Invisible Sky" is a 60-page book with color images of nebulae, stars, galaxies and some of the telescopes that captured the original pictures. Braille and large-print descriptions accompany each of the book's 28 photographs, making the book's design accessible to readers of all visual abilities.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Valentine, day, ROME, Italy, love, Latin, Maryland, Classics

How Do I Love Thee? Say it in Latin!

Ancient Romans knew all about love - and weren't afraid to talk about it. University of Maryland Classics Professor Judith Hallett offers her research on ancient Roman "love talk" and a Latin translation of something more modern that even seasoned journalists can use to woo their loved ones.

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love, Heart, University Of Kentucky, Health

Is Love Good for Your Heart?

Research shows that being in love or in a happy relationship is associated with a much lower risk of coronary disease, and married people who do suffer from heart disease, such as heart failure, have better outcomes.

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Blood Pressure, Research, University Of Kentucky, Surgery

Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure?

A landmark trial is underway to test whether an implant can stimulate the brain to lower blood pressure when medicine has failed. Early indications are very encouraging.

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Law and Public Policy

Claude Pepper Center For Intercultural Dialogue, Alliance Of Civilizations, United Nations, Monsignor William A. Kerr, Paul Kagame, Yuval Rabin, Abdullah A. Alireza, Michael Oren

Pepper Center to Host World Leaders at International Conference

World leaders from Africa and the Middle East will gather at Florida State University for a first-of-its-kind intercultural dialogue designed to support a United Nations initiative, the Alliance of Civilizations.

Medicine

Tinnitus, Acupuncture, baby, Boomers

Overactive Nerves May Account for "Ringing in the Ears"

Tinnitus can result when touch-sensing neurons on the head and neck fill a void in the brain after hearing damage, a study in animals shows. The results suggest acupuncture and trigger point therapy may be effective treatments.

Medicine

TCE, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's Disease, Industrial

Study Shows Link Between TCE Exposure, Parkinsonism

A number of industrial workers who exhibited symptoms of parkinsonism, a group of nervous disorders with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease, had experienced long-term exposure to TCE, a degreasing agent widely used in industry.

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Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera For Surveys, Blue Blobs, M81, M82, Ngc 3077, De Mello, Holmberg Ix, Hubble Heritage

Hubble Finds That 'Blue Blobs' in Space Are Orphaned Clusters of Stars

Hubble Space Telescope's powerful vision has resolved strange objects nicknamed "blue blobs" and found them to be brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the swirls and eddies of a galactic smashup 200 million years ago. Such "blue blobs"--weighing tens of thousands of solar masses--have never been seen in detail before in such sparse locations.

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Diabetes, Pig Islets, Cells, Insulin, Epidemic, Transplantation, Clinical Trials, Microislet, INC

Pig Islet Cells: The Solution for Diabetes?

Transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells from human donors or cadavers, an investigational approach to long-term diabetes treatment, is fraught with difficulties. San Diego-based MicroIslet, Inc. believes that transplantation of encapsulated islets from pigs may be the answer.







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