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Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can...

CAMPUS NEWS

UW-MADISON INVENTORS AIM TO REPLACE OLD-STYLE BREAST-SURGERY MARKER

The new system, developed by a startup called Elucent Medical, is in use at SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison and...

UW-MADISON STUDY FINDS WHERE YOU LIVE AFFECTS BRAIN HEALTH

The study “Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with cerebral and hippocampal volume,” was published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

New quantum loop provides testbed for quantum communication technology

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago launched a new testbed for quantum communication experiments from Argonne last week....

Does capitalism need protection from big business? A UChicago economist says yes

“One of the busiest corners of the globe at the opening of the year 1872 was a strip of Northwestern Pennsylvania, not...

Loretta Lynch, Jeff Flake to headline MLK events at Purdue

Loretta Lynch, who served as the nation’s 83rd attorney general, and former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will be the keynote speakers at...

ACCESS TO MEDICARE INCREASES CANCER DETECTION, REDUCES CANCER MORTALITY RATE

“Given that the Medicare population is projected to increase from 54 million in 2015 to 80 million by 2030, and that...

OPINION

NPR: CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports

Three U.S. airports will begin screening passengers from Wuhan, China, for symptoms of the new strain of coronavirus — named 2019-nCoV — that has...

NPR: Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not...

NPR: Liang Jun, China’s Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a...

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: Deadline? What Deadline? North Korea, US Try New ‘Strategic Patience’

In April, just weeks after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump collapsed in Hanoi, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un decided...

VOA: Seoul Criticizes US Ambassador’s ‘Very Inappropriate’ Comments on N Korea Tourism

South Korea pushed back firmly Friday on comments by U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris, who called on Seoul to consult with Washington about...

NPR: TSA Says It Seized A Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports Last Year

The Transportation Security Administration is reminding airport travelers that it's fine to stuff carry-on bags with clothes and toiletries. Just don't pack...

AP: US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates...

TRAVEL

It's hardly surprising that the world's largest and most populous continent has an astonishing variety of places to eat.

WORK LIFE

In 2014, the leadership at social media management company Buffer noticed something odd. Despite an unlimited leave policy implemented in 2012, employees...

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Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth.

BBC: Why is kosher food soaring in popularity?

The main hall at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, in New Jersey, was bustling with more than 6,000 attendees taking a look at...

UW-MADISON INVENTORS AIM TO REPLACE OLD-STYLE BREAST-SURGERY MARKER

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VOA: Deadline? What Deadline? North Korea, US Try New ‘Strategic Patience’

In April, just weeks after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump collapsed in Hanoi, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un decided...

VOA: Seoul Criticizes US Ambassador’s ‘Very Inappropriate’ Comments on N Korea Tourism

South Korea pushed back firmly Friday on comments by U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris, who called on Seoul to consult with Washington about...

NPR: TSA Says It Seized A Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports Last Year

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AP: US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates...