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Marian Diamond dies at 90; scientist studied Einstein's brain and helped unlock secrets of the mind

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Marian Diamond dies at 90; scientist studied Einstein's brain and helped unlock secrets of the mind

- Marian Cleeves Diamond, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment and intellectual stimulation, has died. The school, where Diamond was a professor emerita of integrative biology, confirmed that Diamond died at her home in Oakland on July 25. She was 90. In 1984, after receiving four pieces of Einstein’s preserved brain, Diamond discovered that it had more cells known as support cells than an average brain
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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WNEU law professor involved in lawsuit over President Donald Trump's transgender military service ban

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WNEU law professor involved in lawsuit over President Donald Trump's transgender military service ban

- A Western New England University law professor has signed on to a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's recent directive to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. Jennifer Levi, who also serves as director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders' Transgender Rights Project, is among the lawyers representing five unidentified active duty transgender military service members who filed suit against the president in U
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as ‘‘one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth’’ after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists circumvent Trump to release climate change report

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Scientists circumvent Trump to release climate change report

- The public feud between President Trump and climate scientists is heating up. According to climate change experts, the recent publication of a report on climate change is just as important for understanding our contemporary political climate as for its scientific findings. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one scientist told the New York Times that he and other scientists were sharing the draft of a climate change report put together by scientists from 13 federal agencies because they feared it might be suppressed
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Barbara Cook, Tony award-winning actress and singer, dies at 89

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Barbara Cook, Tony award-winning actress and singer, dies at 89

- Tony Award-winning actress and singer Barbara Cook, an ingénue in Broadway's Golden Age — during the 1950s and '60s — who later transformed herself into a concert and cabaret star, has died. She was 89. Cook died early Tuesday of respiratory failure, surrounded by friends and family at her home in Manhattan, according to her publicist. The Atlanta-born soprano started her Broadway career in 1950, but it was her 1956 role in Leonard Bernstein's short-lived Candide, with its popular cast recording, that ensured her immortality
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Ex-Northwestern professor in court for 1st time in Chicago stabbing death

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Ex-Northwestern professor in court for 1st time in Chicago stabbing death

- Lathem fired from Northwestern University on Monday, school says Judge orders Lathem to return to Illinois by September 6 (CNN)An ex-Northwestern University professor who is accused of stabbing a man to death in his Chicago apartment appeared in court for the first time since leading police on a sweeping, cross-country manhunt that ended with his arrest last week. On Friday, Wyndham Lathem was arrested in Oakland, California, in the stabbing death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a 26-year-old cosmetologist, after making contact with authorities
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NU professor charged in River North murder waives extradition in first court appearance

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NU professor charged in River North murder waives extradition in first court appearance

- Monday, August 07, 2017 06:57PM The Northwestern University professor charged in a River North murder waived extradition at his first court appearance in California Monday afternoon. Wyndham Lathem appeared in a red jumpsuit and was very emotional at his hearing, fighting back tears and looking to friends who attended the hearing for support. The former professor had made his way to California to visit close friends and family, officials said, but they did not say how he got there
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Northwestern professor charged in River North murder to appear in California court

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Northwestern professor charged in River North murder to appear in California court

- The Northwestern University professor charged in a River North murder is expected to appear in court in California Monday.
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Chicago professor to appear in California court on murder charge

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Chicago professor to appear in California court on murder charge

- (Reuters) - A university professor charged with stabbing a Chicago man to death in July will be arraigned in a California court on Monday, three days after he surrendered to authorities, ending a weeklong manhunt. The murder, whose motive has not been disclosed, attracted international attention as police searched for the main suspect, who they said apologized in a video and may have made a mysterious donation to a library in the victim's name
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Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing

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Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing

- San Francisco — Far from their prestigious campuses, a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area on Saturday after eight days as fugitives in the death of a young hairdresser in Chicago who was repeatedly stabbed until the knife broke, police said. The Northwestern microbiologist, Wyndham Lathem, had a personal relationship with the victim, although the nature of it wasn’t clear
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  • Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61
    Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61

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    By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, GILLIAN WONG and HAN GUAN NG Associated Press Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of “honesty, responsibility and dignity.” China’s most prominent political prisoner died Thursday of liver cancer at 61. His death – at a hospital in the country’s northeast, where he’d been transferred after being diagnosed – triggered an outpouring of dismay among his friends and supporters, who lauded his courage and determination
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Prodigies

  • Review: Omaha Symphony showcases the work of three musical prodigies
    Review: Omaha Symphony showcases the work of three musical prodigies

    , omaha.com

    The theme was a night of prodigies. The three works featured were not only written by young geniuses of their eras, but were also examples of stylistic or personal milestones in their careers. Strauss completed the work when he was only 26 years old, and it has something for everyone. The piece displayed hints of the Romantic era’s defining storytelling but also exhibited rich thematic development
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Geniuses

  • Genius Professor Turns His Classroom Into a Giant Pinhole Camera
    Genius Professor Turns His Classroom Into a Giant Pinhole Camera

    , gizmodo.com

    Why wasn’t my photography teacher this brilliant? As Peta Pixel reports, an associate professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, Mark Zimmerman, recently turned his entire classroom into a giant camera obscura to teach his students how old school cameras worked. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, camera obscuras (sometimes called pinhole cameras) are basically the most primitive form of photography. It’s essentially used to describe what happens when
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Child prodigies

  • What This Child Prodigy Has To Say About Her Art More Than A Decade Later
    What This Child Prodigy Has To Say About Her Art More Than A Decade Later

    , huffingtonpost.com

    Born to a Lithuanian mother and American father, Akiane Kramarik grew up in rural Illinois, just outside Chicago. Around age 4, the young girl realized she had an interest in painting -- and within just a few years, she would become one of the most well-known prodigies in the art world. When Akiane began painting, she says she had begun experiencing visions that she was eager to express artistically. Once
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