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Article ID: 22189

Politics of Gambling Is Hot Topic

Rhodes College

New courses at Rhodes College examine the politics of gambling, sport and race relations in America. Students are also learning bad Shakespeare.

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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 22188

Conference: Quality of Life vs Bottom Line

Cornell University

A Cornell-sponsored conference "Gross National Product vs. Quality of Life: Balancing Work and Family," 1/29-2/2 at Bellagio Center in Italy, will "readjust the definition of success to account for time outside of work and satisfaction of life, not just the dollars-and-cents bottom line," says co-director Betty Friedan.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 22187

New Way to Squelch Errant Enzymes Designed

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists at Johns Hopkins, New York University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have found a way to block the action of specific enzymes with a pivotal role in triggering cancers, hardening of the arteries and certain autoimmune diseases. (Nature Structural Biology, 1-01)

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Article ID: 22185

Expert on the American Airlines/ TWA merger

University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Academic expert on American Airline/TWA merger available from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Article ID: 22199

Ballooning for Cosmic Rays

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

An ongoing balloon flight over Antarctica could shed new light on the mystery of cosmic ray sources.

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Article ID: 22198

New Evidence for Black Holes

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Astronomers say they've discovered something extraordinary: the event horizons of black holes in space.

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Article ID: 22184

Over 64% of Americans Have Internet Access

Decision Analyst

Over 64% of Americans now have access to the Internet, an increase of about 11% in the past year, according to a nationwide November telephone survey conducted by Decision Analyst, Inc.

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Article ID: 22183

Chandra Links Pulsar to Historic Supernova

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a known pulsar is the present-day leftover from a stellar explosion witnessed by Chinese astronomers in 386 AD.

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Article ID: 22182

Inventor's Technology Will Boost Wireless Communications

North Carolina State University

An NC State University inventor has developed technology that will help meet -- and additionally fuel -- the exploding demand for cellular phones, hand-held Internet access and other means of wireless communication.

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Article ID: 22180

Study on Heart Damage and Muscular Dystrophy

University of Iowa

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a potential preventative treatment for some forms of cardiomyopathy caused by muscular dystrophy.

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