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What is artificial vanilla extract

Vanilla is in our cupcakes, birthday cakes, and ice cream cones. It is sweetness personified, the taste of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies after dinner and licking frosting straight off the spatula. A little bottle of vanilla extract is a staple in pantries across America, and there is hardly a home baker in the country that questions where it came from when they pour a teaspoon into batter or dough. They definitely aren’t thinking about beaver glands. And yet these forest-dwelling, dam-...
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Tiny area of brain may be 'engine of consciousness', scientists suggest

Scientists electrically stimulated the brains of macaque monkeys in an effort to determine which areas are responsible for driving consciousness.The monkeys were anesthetized, and the goal was to see whether activating certain parts of the brain would wake up the animals.The forebrain's central lateral thalamus seems to be one of the "minimum mechanisms" necessary for consciousness. New research suggests a tiny part of the brain plays a key role in enabling consciousness. The findings might s...
Tags: Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Consciousness, University of Wisconsin Madison, Yuri Saalmann, Michelle Redinbaugh, Saalmann, Redinbaugh


Amazon's annual filing reveals it loaded up on private company stock while scaling back acquisitions last year — a change that may help as regulators crack down on the tech giant (AMZN)

Amazon spent roughly $2.2 billion in cash on minority investments last year, nearly quadrupling from the year-ago period, according to company filings. It now owns a record $2.6 billion worth of private company stock, an over six-fold increase from the previous year, filings show. Meanwhile, Amazon cut back on acquisitions last year, spending only $315 million, after a two-year record run of spending over $15 billion on buying other companies. The change reflects a potential shift in Amazon's ...
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President and CEO, Overture Center for the Arts

The President and CEO will provide aspirational leadership, champion a positive culture, and inspire Overture Center’s exemplary programs, services, and operations. Organization Overture Center for the Arts (Overture Center), dedicated on September 18, 2004 in the heart of beautiful downtown Madison, Wisconsin, exists to support and elevate the community’s creative culture, economy, and quality of life through the arts. Entering its 16th year, Overture Center’s commitment to be the r...
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University of Wisconsin coach resigns after allegedly using a racial epithet around student-athletes

Erik Helland, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's longtime strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball team, has resigned from the program.
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College coach resigns after allegedly using a racial epithet around athletes

Erik Helland, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's longtime strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball team, has resigned from the program.
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Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

Stacking ultrathin complex oxide single-crystal layers allows researchers to create new structures with hybrid properties and multiple functions. Now, using a new platform developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers will be able to make these stacked-crystal materials in virtually unlimited combinations.
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Adventurous, sustainable cricket-based snacks

For Westerners, snacking on insects isn’t mainstream. But that may change, thanks to the rising trend of edible bugs and cricket-based snacks — like those from Chirps, Don Bugito, EXO, Hotlix, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch and SEEK. There are even dog biscuits from Chippin (yes, even a cricket-based Scooby Snack!). A recent market study from Meticulous Research Ltd finds that “The global edible insects market is expected to reach 7.96 billion by 2030.” Food security worries have prompted food inno...
Tags: Food, Texas, Design, Colorado, Brown University, Environment, San Francisco, Sustainability, Features, Chile, Innovation, Sustainable Food, California Academy of Sciences, FAO, Exo, Green Business


Cheap nanoparticles stimulate immune response to cancer in the lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed nanoparticles that, in the lab, can activate immune responses to cancer cells. If they are shown to work as well in the body as they do in the lab, the nanoparticles might provide an effective and more affordable way to fight cancer.
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Crisis Boils Over as 28th Native Woman Vanishes

BIG HORN COUNTY, Mont. -- Jackie Big Hair slept in her car again, waking every few hours to fire up the engine and gaze at the frozen highway rest stop where her 16-year-old daughter had been reported missing."I just have to be here," Big Hair, 50, said, watching semis lumber across the plains. "I don't know where else to go."This was her vigil now, along with searches in Billings about 30 miles away, three weeks after her youngest child, Selena Not Afraid, was reported missing from a barren...
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Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Spotify has just announced a free playlist-creation site for pets. Research suggests that animals have their own music preferences. Hedgehogs possibly don't get enough respect. None Dear Spotify, I am a hedgehog and a regular listener when my human plays Spotify as she works. I would like to point out the bias in your new pet playlist feature. Why are there no playlists for hedgehogs? Hedgehogs rock, and it's high time you overstuffed primates understood this. Sincerely,Snuggles Johnson The st...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Internet, Neuroscience, Innovation, Beethoven, Npr, Lulu, Sound, Darwin, Mozart, Emory University, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Leicester, Bach


In Rose Bowl Victory Over Wisconsin, Oregon Shows Rebuild Needs Work

The Ducks managed to win with only 204 yards in total offense — the fewest by a team in the Rose Bowl since 1979.
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In a Homecoming Video Meant to Unite Campus, Almost Everyone Was White

The video was created to show off the University of Wisconsin. Instead, it set off a furor, and a reckoning over what it means to be a black student on campus.
Tags: News, Black People, Discrimination, Whites, Colleges and Universities, University Of Wisconsin-madison, Race and Ethnicity, Madison (Wis, University of Wisconsin Instead


Women Dominate This Sport. Why Is the Coaching a Boys’ Club?

A female head coach has yet to win a national title in Division I women’s volleyball. This season’s semifinalists? All coached by men.
Tags: News, Baylor University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, University Of Wisconsin-madison, Volleyball, Coaching a Boys ' Club


Rightwing group pushes Wisconsin voter purge that 'could tip' 2020 election

County circuit judge sided with group known as Will and ordered Wisconsin to remove 234,000 voters from voting rolls A conservative group is forcing Wisconsin to remove upwards of 230,000 people from state voter rolls more than a year earlier than planned, a move that would disproportionately affect Democrats before the 2020 election.The group behind the lawsuit, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (known as Will), is a legal advocacy group that has backed conservative causes across the...
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Madison, Democratic Party, University of Wisconsin Madison, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robin Vos, Bradley Foundation, Wisconsin Institute for Law, Tony Evers, Barry Burden, Elections Research Center


New coating hides temperature change from infrared cameras

An ultrathin coating developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers upends a ubiquitous physics phenomenon of materials related to thermal radiation: The hotter an object gets, the brighter it glows. The new coating -- engineered from samarium nickel oxide, a unique tunable material -- employs a bit of temperature trickery.
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Rainwater in parts of US contain high levels of PFAS chemical, says study

Levels high enough to potentially impact human health and trigger regulatory action, which only targets two of 4,700 variants New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the US contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to possibly affect human health and may, if found in drinking water, in some cases be high enough to trigger regulatory action.PFAS chemicals appear in an array of everyday items, such as food packaging, clothing and carpeting....
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New York Rangers’ 2010s All-Decade Team

The 2010s will go down as probably one of the most memorable decades for the New York Rangers and its fans, filled with various peaks and valleys, memorable moments and forgettable ones. It also featured plenty of names throw on the blue sweater, but only a handful can be picked for an All-Decade Team. As The Athletic‘s Rick Carpiniello states, the Rangers of the 2010s were “mostly a blue-collar lot, other than the elite goaltender…who will waltz into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he retires”...
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Kate Wisel's Playlist for Her Short Story Collection "Driving in Cars with Homeless Men"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Kate Wisel's linked story collection Driving in Cars with Homeless Men is filled with haunting and poignant portrayals of women and violen...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Boston, Chicago, David, Bob Dylan, Moscow, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Mariah, Conor Oberst, Serena, Ray Charles, Boston Globe, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Sara


Grocery-carrying robots are coming. Do we need them?

By Matt O’Brien, The Associated Press The first cargo-carrying robot marketed directly to consumers is on sale this holiday season. But how many people are ready to ditch their second car to buy a two-wheeled rover that can follow them around like a dog? Corporate giants like Amazon, FedEx and Ford have already been experimenting with sending delivery robots to doorsteps. Now Piaggio, the Italian company that makes the Vespa scooter, is offering a stylish alternative to those blandly utilitarian...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, San Francisco, Sport, Customers, Soccer, Ford, Starbucks, University Of Houston, Forrester, Starship Technologies, University of Wisconsin Madison, Lynn, Matt O Brien, Piaggio, Ahti Heinla


New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment.
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If you're a college student, the robots are coming for you. And they're bringing food

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the fourth and largest university to try out the Starship food-delivery robots.         [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Interview with Deborah L. King, Author of Glory Bishop

I am so excited for everyone to read my interview with the incredible author Deborah L. King. First, before the interview, here is a bit about her book Glory Bishop:Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with her boyfriend, JT. But at home, Glory follows strict rules and second-guesses every step. Though she dreams of going to college and living like a normal teenage girl, her abusive mothe...
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10 video games to help kids think big

Educational video games endure a gimcrack reputation for being boring. We list 10 games that can help players learn and may improve their cognitive skills. The American Psychological Association recognizes other benefits to playing video games, including social and motivational. Video games have shouldered a bad rap. Critics argue they indoctrinate children to violence, reinforce negative stereotypes, and produce cognitively lazy shut-ins. Ironically, educational video games have an even shabbie...
Tags: Family, Learning, Parenting, Children, Play, Creativity, International Space Station, Innovation, Nintendo, Mario, Minecraft, Exploration, Ubisoft, Bill Nye, Cleopatra, Mojang


Interview with Deborah L. King, Author of Glory Bishop

I am so excited for everyone to read my interview with the incredible author Deborah L. King. First, before the interview, here is a bit about her book Glory Bishop:Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with her boyfriend, JT. But at home, Glory follows strict rules and second-guesses every step. Though she dreams of going to college and living like a normal teenage girl, her abusive mothe...
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5 reasons the Chicago teachers’ strike is immoral

5 reasons the Chicago teachers’ strike is immoral The Chicago Public School system’s 361,314 students are starting their eighth day at home this morning, as their teachers union strikes for its twelfth cumulative day. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have publicly supported the 32,000 teachers and school staff (represented by the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU, respectively) on the picket line – but there are five reasons people of faith should not join...
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In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

A new study of 3,000 people in Wisconsin aged 21 and older with Down syndrome, published today [Monday, Oct. 28, 2019] in JAMA Neurology by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that by age 55, three in five will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a similar neurodegenerative condition. Meanwhile, people without Down syndrome are rarely diagnosed with dementia before age 65.
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Interview with Deborah L. King, Author of "Glory Bishop" (And Giveaway!)

I am so excited for everyone to read my interview with the incredible author Deborah L. King. First, before the interview, here is a bit about her book Glory Bishop:Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with her boyfriend, JT. But at home, Glory follows strict rules and second-guesses every step. Though she dreams of going to college and living like a normal teenage girl, her abusive mothe...
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How to Renew Your Compassion in the Face of Suffering

If you’re concerned about the humane treatment of migrants arriving at our borders, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Children separated from their families. Disease spreading rampant through detention facilities. People unable to shower for more than a month. A Border Patrol chief joining a racist Facebook group. And we are now also being confronted with anti-immigrant terrorism. No wonder so many of us feel we can’t process all that’s happening. 
Emotionally checking out from human rights abuse...
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