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What Are Impeachment Polls Really Telling Us?

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- What can the rapid increase in popular support for impeaching President Donald Trump tell us about how public opinion works? It wasn’t the shock of the Ukraine story that led a sizable chunk of voters to change or make up their minds. The surge happened after the scandal prompted House Democrats to unite around a more formal impeachment inquiry.As Perry Bacon Jr. at FiveThirtyEight points out, the takeaway is completely consistent with one of the most important research fi...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Syria, Ukraine, House, San Francisco Giants, Nancy Pelosi, Bacon, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, San Antonio, Trump, University of Texas, DePauw University, Anglo

Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel literature prizes

By DAVID KEYTON and JILL LAWLESS STOCKHOLM — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke — two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe’s religious, ethnic and social fault lines — won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday. The rare double announcement came after no literature prize was awarded last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the Swedish Academy, the group that awards the literature prize. Both winners will receive a full ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Japan, London, News, Berlin, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Nato, Paris, Serbia, Poland

Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
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3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
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Loving Muslim Marriage | Episode 1

Female sexual nature and female sexual desires are often misunderstood especially among Muslims. There are some classes and seminars by Muslim speakers that offer advice to Muslim couples about intimacy but unfortunately, the advice is not exactly aligned with correct female sexual nature. So we decided to come together to clarify these misunderstandings and explain the sexual nature of women and their desires, so we can help build healthy intimacy within Muslim marriages leading to happier Musl...
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Top Male Amateur Cole Hammer Wins Mark H. McCormack Medal

Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'SU4WhNZ7SodU5keseS4MHQ',sig:'O6hug8bwQngss9IQFriOsPeE0bPKFpFWrDuQCG5VlFY=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1018930356',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); By USGA CommunicationsLIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – Cole Hammer, 19, of Houston, Texas, has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading men's player in the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR)...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Scotland, Sport, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Ncaa, Pebble Beach, Andrea Lee, University of Texas, IMG, Houston Texas, USGA, Chambers Bay, McCormack, Arnold Palmer

Oust Pelosi From the Presidential Succession Line

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The top order of business when the House of Representatives returns from recess on Oct. 15 is certain to be the impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. Here’s something the lawmakers should take care of first: changing the presidential line of succession to remove the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate. The U.S. Constitution specifies that the vice president takes over if a president leaves office. After that, president...
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Noticing Justice Sotomayor's persistent voice as SCOTUS turns away capital cases

Adam Liptak has this new New York Times piece headlined "In Death Penalty Cases, Sotomayor Is Alone in ‘Bearing Witness’." Here are brief excerpts: The terse Supreme Court rulings arrived in the evening, in time to allow an execution later that night.  There were three rulings in the last month or so, at 5:52 p.m., at 7:01 p.m. and at 10:13 p.m. They were bland and formulaic, saying only that the court had denied an “application for stay of execution of sentence of death.”  The inmates who had ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Sonia Sotomayor, University of Texas, Adam Liptak, Sotomayor, Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Douglas A Berman, William J Brennan Jr, Steiker, Jordan M Steiker

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Hanli Liu, a professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working to improve memory and cognitive function in astronauts during space missions by directing light onto their brains.
Tags: Health, Arlington, University of Texas, Hanli Liu

Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors

A materials scientist from the University of Texas at Dallas has offered a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.
Tags: Science, Dallas, University of Texas

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, London, Sweden, Mississippi, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Stanford, China, Boston, New York City

College softball player hospitalized after teammate's throw hit her in the face

A pitcher for the University of Texas softball team was taken to a hospital Friday after a ball thrown by her own teammate struck her in the face, the team said on Twitter.
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Softball player hospitalized after being hit in face

A pitcher for the University of Texas softball team was taken to a hospital Friday after a ball thrown by her own teammate struck her in the face, the team said on Twitter.
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U.S. charges Julian Assange under Espionage Act

The U.S. Department of Justice today indicted Wikileaks' Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, the first time a publisher has been charged for revealing classified information. Kevin Poulsen and Betsy Woodruff: The indictment announced Thursday in Washington, D.C. charges Assange with 16 counts of variously receiving or disclosing material leaked by then-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, which WikiLeaks published as the Iraq and Afghanistan “War Logs” following Manning’s arrest. Assan...
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Clearlake-backed Provation hires CTO and professional services SVP

Provation, which is backed by Clearlake Capital, has named Rick Jennings as chief technology officer and Erin Surprise as senior vice president of professional services. Provation is a software provider of procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions. PRESS RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Provation, the premier software provider of procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with ...
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Sex, Lies & Pornography: What Catholic Parents Should Know

As Catholic parents, we want our children to understand sex differently than the rest of the world does. We want them to understand and affirm chastity, knowing why it’s important. We want them to appreciate sex as a gift from God to be shared within the context of marriage.  For many parents, that may seem like an almost impossible ideal, given the state of the culture. Just imagine that an alien suddenly dropped into our world to find out what our society thinks about sex. He’d observe ho...
Tags: Featured, Teens, Church, Religion, America, Culture, South America, Pornography, Catholic, Manning, University of Texas, Roman Catholic, Sexual Promiscuity, Princeton New Jersey, Mark Regnerus, Robert P George

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Engineer, Mit, Austin, Harvard

What is Juche, the state ideology of North Korea?

North Korea is an anomaly among nations, but is there a method to its madness?Juche, meaning "self-reliance", is the official ideology of the country which supposedly informs its actions. Some observers question the sincerity of the ideology, dismissing it as mere propaganda. None North Korea is a strange country. Known semi-derisively as "The Hermit Kingdom," it famously isolates itself from foreign influence, maintains a command economy little changed since the fall of communism, and wants to ...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, Communism, Innovation, Kim, Vox, Christopher Hitchens, Kim Jong, University of Texas, Myers, Hermit Kingdom, Lenin, Kim Il, Kim Il Sung, Sung, Juche

Report: Patriots make Texas TE Andrew Beck highest paid UDFA

Report: Patriots make Texas TE Andrew Beck highest paid UDFA originally appeared on After the Patriots opted to not select a potential Rob Gronkowski replacement in the 2019 NFL Draft, it appears they have made a noteworthy investment in an undrafted tight end. According to Ben Volin, former University of Texas tight end Andrew Beck has the highest guaranteed salary of all the Patriots' undrafted free agents with $115,000, while the next highest guarantees are safety Mal...
Tags: News, NFL, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, University of Texas, Ben Volin, Andrew Beck, UDFA, Malik Grant, Terez Hall

UTSA students develop green power generator and could save thousands to industries

(University of Texas at San Antonio) The UTSA engineering majors beat out nearly 70 competitors to take the top prize for their Vault-O generator, a next-generation plug-and-play technology that aims to help reduce carbon emissions and operating costs for businesses owners.
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Campus speech roundup

At UCLA as elsewhere, pledges and obligatory statements about diversity threaten academic freedom [Robert Shibley, Minding the Campus, Paul Caron/TaxProf, Christian Schneider, New York Post, earlier] 2019, 1673, whatever: By calling ourselves “inclusive,” Cambridge explains, we mean “there is no place here for” those who fail to accept key tenets of faith and morals [Robby Soave] He “had just chosen to move from Australia, the country where he earned his degrees and spent most of his career, t...
Tags: New York Post, Texas, Law, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Cambridge, Michigan, Free Speech, Rhode Island, Law Schools, Ucla, Cato Institute, University of Texas, Oscar Lewis, Mark Perry

Former Texas tennis coach pleads guilty in court in college admissions scandal

Michael Center, a former tennis coach at the University of Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal.
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Former Texas tennis coach pleads guilty in court in college admissions scandal

Michael Center, a former tennis coach at the University of Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Former Texas tennis coach expected to plead guilty in court in college admissions scandal

Michael Center, a former tennis coach at the University of Texas, is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Researchers engineer new molecules to help stop lung cancer

University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule.
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Biologists design new molecules to help stall lung cancer

University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule called heme. In a preclinical study recently published in Cancer Research, they showed that the expansion of lung tumors in mice slowed when access to heme was restricted. They also engineered new molecules aimed at starving the cancer cells of heme.
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Century 21 Real Estate Names Bryon Ellington as Chief Operating Officer

Relentless Real Estate Brand Continues its Evolution by Elevating Industry Veteran to Drive Growth Across Recruitment and Affiliate Communities Madison, NJ – April 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), today announced the appointment of Bryon Ellington to chief operating officer. Ellington will work to advance the CENTURY 21® mission of transforming relationships with clients and customers from strictly transactional to experien...
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Is new SafeSport guideline designed to protect or silence sex abuse victims?

A sense of irony and outrage came over U.S. national team weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts as she read the recently revised U.S. Center for SafeSport guidelines this week. One section of the revised guidelines in particular jumped out — and infuriated — Roberts. Under a new revision, persons, including alleged victims or their representatives or advisors, disclosing documents or recordings related to SafeSport investigations or proceedings could be sanctioned for Abuse of Process. Some of those doc...
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Swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition.
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‘Apollo 11’ Director on Editing 11,000 Hours of Footage Into a Coherent Movie [Interview]

During the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, I sat down with Apollo 11 director Todd Douglas Miller and space historian Robert Pearlman. This is a film that I fell in love with from the moment that I saw it during the world premiere at the Ray during Sundance.  While I regret that I was unable to see the film on an IMAX screen, Apollo 11 is one of those films that you must experience on the biggest screen you can find.  It’s not often that a documentary crosses over into the editing category dur...
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