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Electronic Arts shares up nearly 3% after company sales, earnings beat

May 8, 2018<br>10:57 PM<p>Job-hunting site Glassdoor has been bought for $1.2 billion, it announced Tuesday, in what is one of the largest U.S. tech acquisitions of 2018.<p>May 8, 2018<br>10:35 PM<p>Slack Technologies Inc. has surpassed 8 million daily active users and 3 million paid users as it sets the stage for …

Investing

Einstein's Brain Unlocks Some Mysteries Of The Mind

In the 55 years since Albert Einstein's death, many scientists have tried to figure out what made him so smart.<p>But no one tried harder than a pathologist named Thomas Harvey, who lost his job and his reputation in a quest to unlock the secrets of Einstein's genius. Harvey never found the answer. …

Central Nervous System

How The Wolf Survived: 40 Years Of Los Lobos

<i>Chicano hippies playing mariachi music</i>. That was my first impression of Los Lobos when I first saw the band back in the mid-1970s, before it had any albums out.<p>By that time, Los Lobos had already been a garage-rock band, so it was in the midst of falling back on our parents' music, having …

Speaking the language of autism

A UC Irvine Health center for neurodevelopmental disorders works to make life better for families coping with autism<p>At first glance, it’s an ordinary …

Sierra Lists Three UC Campuses on Top 10 Coolest Schools Ranking for Green Buildings

Written by AZoCleantech<p>How cool is UC? Well, three campuses just made the top 10 of Sierra magazine's Coolest Schools ranking, and nine campuses were …

Higher Education

25 Things Every Woman Needs to Know

1) Life is a steep, uphill battle but it's fierce and it's beautiful and you'll be sad to see it go if you live it right.<p>2) New people won't stop coming into your life and opportunities won't stop knocking on the door but you need to have the space for them. In all you currently have -- be they …

For Boys With Eating Disorders, Finding Treatment Can Be Hard

Credit: Maggie Starbard, Rhitu Chatterjee, Ben de la Cruz, Alison Richards/NPR<p>Last year, Kathy Noyes began to notice that her 12-year-old son, Jonathan, was eating more than usual. She caught him eating late at night. She found empty peanut butter jars and chip and cookie bags stashed around the …

Family Doctors Consider Dropping Birth Control Training Rule

One of the more popular provisions of the federal health law requires that women be given much freer access to prescription methods of birth control. That includes not only the pill, but implants and IUDs as well.<p>But what happens if there are not enough doctors to prescribe those …

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

Brown University To Host 'Nudity In The Upspace' Week

Brown University is about to play host to a week-long celebration of nudity.<p>The "Nudity in the Upspace" week goes from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 on the Ivy league campus in Providence, R.I. The organizers write on the Facebook page the week intends to confront stigmas about the naked body and open a space …

Western Today | News and information for the Western Washington University community.

WWU Professor Uses Lasers and 3D Printers to Bring Western’s Fossil Collection into the Digital Era<p>by Andy Hislop, WWU Office of Communications and …

Washington State

Students Win Seed Money To Make Flour From Insects

Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.<p>He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread …

Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge

Trying to learn things you do not understand may seem like an utmost nonsense. Still, an amazing proportion of students commit the offence of …

German History

Bucking The Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo

<i>First of a three-part series</i><p>Conventional wisdom is that the age-old model of a single doctor serving patients out of a small office is rapidly going extinct. Doctors need to evolve or die. That means fancy new computerized medical systems and bigger groups to handle the overhead.<p>But Cathy Crute …

Health Care

Series Overview: Primary Care Under Pressure

Many health experts are predicting a major shortage of primary caregivers in the near future.<p>A major reason is the graying of the massive baby boom generation: By 2030, 70 million Americans — 1 of every 5 — will be over age 65. And seniors need and use more medical care.<p>The new health law will also …

Health Care

Future Of Primary Care? Some Say 'Medical Home'

<i>Second of a three-part series</i><p>Imagine a place where your doctor doesn't keep you waiting, does keep you healthy, and works with a whole team of other health care professionals. Oh, and imagine that place makes the doctor's life easier and health care cheaper.<p>In a nutshell, that's the idea behind …

Health Care

What We Can Never, Ever Know: Does Science Have Limits?

I got two books in the mail that, if they could have, would've poked, scratched and ripped each others' pages out. I don't know if Martin Gardner and Patricia Churchland ever met, but their books show that there are radically, even ferociously, different ways to think about science. Gardner died …

Nuevos Caminos A Santiago, by Café Con Pan

The CD includes a 12 page booklet with all of the song lyrics in Spanish and illustrated with linoleum prints and paper cuts by Alec …

Lyrics

Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle's New Game

Chipotle Mexican Grill prides itself on the fact that it serves only "responsibly raised beef, pork and chicken." That means the meat it buys comes from animals raised outside or in comfy pens, who are never given antibiotics and are fed an additive-free, vegetarian diet.<p>Sourcing that meat is …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.<p>David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of …

Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City

<i>As more and more elderly Americans choose to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine whether this</i> …

High Blood Pressure