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U.S. Airstrikes Reportedly Drive ISIS From Eastern Kobani

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:01am

Earlier, Islamic State militants had raised its black flag over the border town's eastern gate.

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Top Stories: Nobel Physics Prize; Ebola In Spain

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:24am

Also: A federal appeals panel upholds Wisconsin's voter ID law; dengue fever kills six and infects 20,000 in China; and New Mexico builds a "singing road" to encourage motorists to slow down.

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Nurse In Spain Gets Ebola, Officials Say 'We Followed Protocol'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:08am

The nurse had been treating a 75-year-old priest who was infected in Liberia. Health officials say as far as they know, the nurse always wore a protective suit.

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Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:03am

Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.

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Book News: Agatha Christie And The Secret Of The Lost Lockbox Jewels

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:28am

Long hidden in a common trunk, Christie's family jewelry is now heading to auction. And the day's secrets don't end there: J.K. Rowling also stirred Twitter with a cryptic hint about her new book.

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Ever-Changing Technology Challenges Filmmakers

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:10am

Commentator Adam Frank takes a look at Tony Zhou's video essay exploring the dilemma a director faces integrating new technologies, already part of our lives, into stories about those lives.

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Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:08am

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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'Ancillary Sword' Examines Life On The Fringes Of A Galactic Empire

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:03am

Ann Leckie's eagerly-awaited sequel to last year's Ancillary Justice quickly wraps up dangling plot threads, and sends heroine Breq on a brand new adventure, this time at the helm of her own ship.

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Miami's W Hotel Offers Pricey Wedding Package

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:36am

Couples can't complain about sticker shock. The cost is right there in the name — the Million Dollar Wedding.

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3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:34am

American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:01am

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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