Alma Musvosvi

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friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

Foreign students are actually making US universities less diverse

When American university administrators talk about globalization, as they often do these days, they are clear on the value of international students to their campuses. Some emphasize the high moral road and the way diverse perspectives enrich the educational experience. Others more bluntly point to …

Higher Education

Here's To States Saving Gun Control

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for the founders, there would be no relief from the spectacle of a U.S. Congress bound and gagged by the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of …

Anti-rape video in response to Steubenville trial coverage goes viral

A University of Oregon film student felt compelled to respond to some of the issues surrounding the Steubenville rape case -- and has 1.3 million views on YouTube.<p>Samantha Stendal, 19, directed “A Needed Response” and addressed it to “the Steubenville rapists … or any rapists out there,” in order …

Search warrants in Newtown school massacre might reveal more on motive

Search warrant documents in the Sandy Hook massacre are expected to be released early Thursday and could shed more light on gunman Adam Lanza’s state of mind and motive in carrying out the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.<p>The records were sealed in the immediate aftermath of Lanza’s …

In Chicago, Dozens Arrested As They Protest School Closures

Hundreds of demonstrators, along with the Chicago Teachers Union, marched through the city today demanding that City Hall walk back its plan to close 53 elementary schools and one high school in response to a $1 billion budget deficit.<p><i>The Chicago Tribune</i> reports:<p>" 'People have a right to the …

Obama Administration Begins Free Trade Talks With European Union

WASHINGTON -- After months of pressure from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the White House is following through on President Barack Obama's pledge to negotiate a new free trade agreement with the European Union.<p>The push is viewed with skepticism by consumer advocacy groups, environmental …

Sandy Hook Families Urge Gun Control In Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ad

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a television ad on Thursday featuring family members of four victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last December.<p>The ad features the families of two first-graders and two teachers killed at …