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Study suggests U.S. households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has...

Technology that destroys pests in wood moves closer to commercialization

A technology that uses dielectric heating and radio frequency energy to destroy destructive pests lurking within wood products is closer to...

New U-M research center to focus on ethical, equitable practices in computing technology

Conduct an internet news search on “artificial intelligence” and interspersed among the steady stream of recent articles about the latest technological experiments,...

Heard on Campus: An evening with Symone Sanders and Bakari Sellers

Symone D. Sanders, senior adviser for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and CNN political commentator, and Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst and...

Michigan Ross Is Latest School To Embrace STEM

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business was by no means the hardest-hit school in last year’s precipitous decline in international applications to...

Scientists at University of Michigan’s ‘Flu Lab’ work to learn more about furious flu season

How bad will this flu season be? How effective is the vaccine against it? Local 4 is taking you inside the “Flu...

OPINION

BBC: How paper is making a comeback

What do you get if you mix rags, hemp and old fishnets with the bark of a mulberry tree? Mercifully, this isn’t...

VOA: Report: Poorer Nations Squeeze More Out Off Limited School Budgets

Consider the places that best prepare their students for the future and what comes to mind are nations such as Finland and...

Kobe Bryant: Basketball’s genius, who had his controversies, was solving life after sport

It's instinct and it's obvious. It's the natural part of being a natural. It's the second act that brings...

CULTURE

ACT MONTHLY PUBLICATION, JANUARY 2020

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 139, JANUARY 2020

ANOUNCEMENT

ACT COLUMN

Before the development of finance technology, there was just one traditional online payment method, which was typing all the information on the...

NEWS

VOA: 75 Years After Liberation of Auschwitz, Anti-Semitism Lingers

For some 7,000 starved and sick prisoners in the world’s most notorious mass-murder site, January 27, 1945 was a life-changing day.

NPR: Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

Hundreds of tech workers pack an auditorium for a recent networking event in Toronto. The evening's host glides around the room on...

CNN: Chinese fans in mourning: Kobe Bryant’s death draws an outpouring of shock and grief

The death of basketball great Kobe Bryant was felt as far away as China, where fans mourned his passing along with millions of others...

BBC: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s aunt reappears after six years

The aunt of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been seen in public for the first time since the execution of her...

TRAVEL

The wait for admission to the Colosseum was approximately three and a half hours. The queue was so long that I initially...

WORK LIFE

Japan is changing: a rapidly ageing society, a record-breaking influx of visitors from overseas, and more robots than ever. That's where the...

LATEST ARTICLES

Illinois professor emerita, former professor awarded NEA translation fellowships

A University of Illinois professor emerita and a former professor have been awarded Literature Translation Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Study suggests U.S. households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has...

CNN: GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the...

Technology that destroys pests in wood moves closer to commercialization

A technology that uses dielectric heating and radio frequency energy to destroy destructive pests lurking within wood products is closer to...

BBC: Why Tunis could be the new Rome

The wait for admission to the Colosseum was approximately three and a half hours. The queue was so long that I initially...

Clare Boothe Luce grant to support women undergraduate researchers in science, math, and engineering

The Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Program has awarded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Grainger College of Engineering a $296,850 grant...

New U-M research center to focus on ethical, equitable practices in computing technology

Conduct an internet news search on “artificial intelligence” and interspersed among the steady stream of recent articles about the latest technological experiments,...

NPR: When Insurance Won’t Cover Drugs, Americans Make ‘Tough Choices’ About Their Health

The majority of Americans have health insurance that includes coverage for prescription drugs. But unfortunately that doesn't ensure that they can afford...

BBC: How paper is making a comeback

What do you get if you mix rags, hemp and old fishnets with the bark of a mulberry tree? Mercifully, this isn’t...