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2014/12/21 15:13
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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Observers of the winter solstice will gather around a sun wheel built by a University of Massachusetts-Amherst astronomer to mark the shortest day of the year. Sunday's...
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2014/12/17 13:51
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Developmental psychologists believe that talking to babies in their first year can provide learning benefits that are seen as much as five years later. Experts say the benefits are particularly...
2014/12/16 17:17
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These behaviors can have significant consequences for perpetuating racial inequities – for instance, by leading white teachers to either appear to engage less due to awkward body language or actually...
2014/12/15 16:42
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Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent...
2014/12/15 15:33
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Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff’s 2010 academic paper “Growth in a Time of Debt” was influential in giving policy-makers the impression that higher levels of government debt would lead to slower...
2014/12/15 15:21
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Spelman College suspends prestigious Cosby chair following string of sexual assault allegations against the comedian Spelman College received $20m from Bill Cosby and wife Camille in 1988 Created...
2014/12/15 05:31
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Delaware Valley Senior Cole Acoveno is a standout both athletically and academically. He is a member of the football and basketball teams and has received high praise from his coaches for his great...
2014/12/12 16:40
2014/12/12 16:40
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We are black professors. We are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers. We’re writing to tell you we see you and...
2014/12/12 12:24
2014/12/12 12:24
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In this 2010 file photo, Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens (12) looks to pass as Holy Cross defender Mude Ohimor closes in at a game in Amherst. (Matthew Cavanaugh/AP) Amherst, Mass. — A report...
2014/12/11 19:23
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BOSTON — A new report from the U.S. Justice Department finds that only 20 percent of female college students who are victims of rape or sexual assault report the incident to police. The report was...
2014/12/11 10:08
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The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) announced the 2014 Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing Honorees at its 40th Annual Educational Conference, held October 29 - November 1 in Anaheim, CA....
2014/12/11 07:25
2014/12/11 07:25
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By Cheyene Miller According to associate economics professor Aaron Yelowitz, a minimum wage hike isn’t necessarily the most effective way to boost a city’s economy. The economist recently spoke...
2014/12/10 22:03
2014/12/10 22:03
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Early in her career in the restaurant and bar industry, Felicia Lundquist’s boss said something to her that — unlike his earlier rude comments — she just couldn’t brush off. On that night, Lundquist...
2014/12/10 17:31
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UMass Amherst geoscientists produce new model of Coachella Valley faults New three-dimensional (3D) numerical modeling that captures far more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in...
2014/12/10 12:08
2014/12/10 12:08
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Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can have severe negative effects on their quality of life by keeping them away from social events,...
2014/12/09 22:57
2014/12/09 22:57
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... victory does not belong to me,” he says. “It belongs to the teachers who’ve seen the hostile takeover of their profession by corporate interests. It belongs to the parents who’ve seen their...
2014/12/09 19:20
2014/12/09 19:20
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If modern physics is to be believed, we shouldn’t be here. The meager dose of energy infusing empty space, which at higher levels would rip the cosmos apart, is a trillion trillion trillion trillion...
2014/12/09 18:40
2014/12/09 18:40
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In the late 13th century, Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, launched one of the world's largest armada of its time in an attempt to conquer Japan. Early narratives describe the decimation and...
2014/12/09 06:06
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Yves here. Some of this Real News Network interview with Richard Wolff, who is currently a visiting professor at the New School, on a new ILO report on workers’ wages covers familiar ground. Wage...
2014/12/06 10:09
2014/12/06 10:09
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AMHERST — State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, (D-Barre) will be back at work soon after retiring from the legislature next month. Mr. Brewer will join the faculty of the Center for Public Policy and...
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