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  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
  • Colorado, others vie with Oklahoma for drone test sites

    Colorado, others vie with Oklahoma for drone test sites
    Oklahoma may be at the nexus of violent tornadoes and scientific developments in unmanned aircraft, but the state faces stiff competition in its bid to become one of the first six federal sites allowed to test the technology.  Fifty applications have...
  • 'Ancient scourge' no more? Bed bugs thwarted by bean leaves in study

    'Ancient scourge' no more? Bed bugs thwarted by bean leaves in study
    Bed bugs have re-emerged as an urban blight in the past several years, forcing people out of homes, resisting chemical pesticides and evading other removal tactics. But researchers are building bug-catchers inspired by an age-old folk remedy to this...
  • UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels

    UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels
    Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking. Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
  • New class of drugs could help people with Alzheimer's disease

    New class of drugs could help people with Alzheimer's disease
    Northwestern University and University of Kentucky scientists have created a new drug that could successfully prevent harmful inflammation in brains of people suffering fromAlzheimer's disease. The scientists, who published their findings in the July 25...
  • Teel Time: ACC, Notre Dame among targets of Gordon Gee's barbs

    Ohio State president Gordon Gee’s disparaging, ignorant and condescending comments about Catholics, Louisville, Bret Bielema and the Southeastern Conference have drawn considerable and deserved ridicule. Made during a December meeting of Ohio...
  • Ten state universities join with online education provider

    Ten state universities join with online education provider
    Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems around the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the leading providers of online education. But the schools&...
  • A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses

    A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses
    Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it. That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
  • Paul Rowan Weiler, 56

    Paul Rowan Weiler, 56
    Paul Rowan Weiler, 56, of Science Hill, passed away Sunday, April 28, at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1956, in Harlan, Paul was a son of the late Sandford Logan Weiler Sr., M.D. and Betty Fulton Weiler. He attended Frankliin County High School and...
  • Apodaca: March Madness of a different sort

    It's March Madness time! I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts. It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
  • Researcher believes there's an art to his science

    Researcher believes there's an art to his science
    Regan Thomson reached for pieces of red and black plastic and began snapping them together into a form that would seem abstract to the untrained eye. As he worked, he spoke about his philosophy, drawing heavily on the principle that restraint leads to...
  • UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas

    UNT Debate Team Ranked Number One in Texas
    DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Debate Team has been ranked first in Texas and 95th in the world by the International Debate Education Association. UNT’s team was placed ahead of the debate teams from the University of...