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OAS Digitalizes And Catalogues 2.5 Million Vital Statistics Records In Six Eastern Caribbean Countries

TECH NEWS – The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA), has completed a project to assist the civil registries in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to digitalize vital statistical information. PUICA initiated its Eastern […]

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps. That's because...Show More Summary

So Sad: Missing 21-Year-Old Grambling State Student Alexandria Shelton Found Dead In Drainage Ditch

This story is so tragic! Missing Grambling State Student Found Dead In Drainage Ditch The Grambling State University community is in shock by the death of a senior criminal justice major, a 3.5 GPA student who enjoyed life, shared c...

Sensitivity Training or Self-Censorship? Journalism Dean Publishes “Islam for Journalists” To Teach Reporters How Not To “Inflame” Muslims

16 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Lawrence Pintak, dean of the Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, has written a controversial guide for journalists on how to cover stories without insulting Muslims. “Islam for Journalists” is an effort to educate reporters on the sensitivities of Muslims to avoid triggering protests or violence. Pintak writes that “Across the Muslim […]

Benny Goodman: Denmark, 1981

22 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In 1981, Benny Goodman appeared at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. It was billed as his last performance, but it wasn't. His final concert was held at the State University of New York in Purchase, N.Y. in January 1986. Goodman...

Keep Food Safety Out of AIB, Kansas State Proposal

(This was posted April 10, 2014, at and is reposted here by permission.) A former colleague at Kansas State University asked me yesterday if I would deliver my annual talk with summer public health students despite being unceremoniously dumped last year. I said, “Sure, I’ll always talk with students: they shouldn’t have to suffer from... Continue Reading

The Secret To A Happy Marriage: Eat More Sugar

Dieting may be good for your waistline, but it could also spell disaster for your marriage if a new scientific study is to be believed. Researchers from Ohio State University analysed daily blood glucose in married couples over a period of 21 days. Show More Summary

Deep in the Heart of Taxes

American Tax Resisters By Romain D. Huret Harvard University Press. 370 pp. $29.95 To pay the expenses incurred in fighting the Civil War, the government of the United States sold bonds and levied several taxes, including a small graduated income tax. Show More Summary

Report States Market Value for College Football Player Is $178,000 Per Year

A March 2014 study conducted by Drexel University and the National College Players Association ( NCPA )—the organization founded by Ramogi Huga, who helped Kain Colter and the Northwestern football team earn the right to unionize—has...Show More Summary

Police experiment with real-time universal surveillance

The Surveillance State goes big in an article from Gizmodo, which describes early testing of a "God's-eye" system that collates information from multiple sources on the ground, giving the authorities what inventor Ross McNutt describes...Show More Summary

Donald Tobin

Tax Prof Donald P. Tobin (Ohio State) has been named Dean at Maryland: Tobin comes to UMB from Ohio State University where he was the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. During his 13 years at the Moritz College of Law,...

Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Gave ‘White Nationalism’ Seminar At Missouri State U In 2012

The Kansas Jewish Center shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Miller gave a seminar on “White Nationalism and Jewish Supremacism” at Missouri State University in 2012, and during his talk he addressed Jewish students at “kikes,” bragged about crimes he committed and called his time as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan “the best days of

Irrational health beliefs linked to skipping cardiac rehab sessions

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heart patients with beliefs about health that aren't based on medical evidence are more likely to skip sessions of cardiac rehabilitation, new research suggests. In the Ohio State University study, a higher number of...Show More Summary

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were also killed.

Cal Poly Wins NAMA Student Competition

Six outstanding student NAMA teams made it to the final round of the competition last week and the final winner was California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly. Congratulations to the teams from Illinois State University, Michigan State University, Iowa … Continue reading ?

Steven Teles on Kludgeocracy

Steven Teles of Johns Hopkins University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about kludgeocracy, a term Teles coined in a National Affairs article to describe what Teles sees as the complex and unproductive state of political governance in the United States, particularly at the federal level. Show More Summary

Exploiting Human Misery and Distorting the Science: An environmentalist’s critique of “Years of Living Dangerously”

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University In “Years of Living Dangerously” Hollywood’s Don Cheadle partners with Christian climate scientist Katharine Heyhoe to convince fellow Christians that they should trust the climate … Continue reading ?

Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Their work also sheds new light on how heredity and environment can affect gene expression. read more

Former LSU Football Player Shot By Ex-Tiger After Fighting Over The Same Girl

Of all the females in the world, former Louisiana State University linebacker Tahj Jones and offensive tackle Brandon Winey had to pick the same girl to lust after. … Continue

Bus crash: Students headed home to L.A. from Humboldt State

Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday's deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 have begun their trip home.

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