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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

CNN: State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused

Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels.

BBC: Why Japan is so successful at returning lost property

Cultural norms, complex religious influences and friendly neighbourhood police officers make losing something in Japan no big deal. But does this tell...

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...

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 an unlikely spot for an organic fruit and vegetable garden, tucked away between soulless high-rise buildings that dot the most densely...

WORK LIFE

Hideyuki can count on one hand the number of days he’s taken off work over the past year.

LATEST ARTICLES

Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthood

A 12-week training program will be offered in Naperville, Illinois, for parents of youths and young adults with autism so they can...

CNN: Louis Vuitton just bought the world’s second-biggest diamond

Louis Vuitton has just bought the world's second-largest diamond, another sign of the French brand's ambitions in the luxury jewelry market.

CNN: State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused

Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels.

How the Japanese are putting an end to extreme work weeks

Hideyuki can count on one hand the number of days he’s taken off work over the past year.

BBC: Why Japan is so successful at returning lost property

Cultural norms, complex religious influences and friendly neighbourhood police officers make losing something in Japan no big deal. But does this tell...

CNN: The world’s biggest food company is now making vegan sausages

Nestlé is adding vegan sausages to its lineup of imitation meat products, as the world's largest food company moves to secure its position in...

BBC: The glitzy European city going green

It’s an unlikely spot for an organic fruit and vegetable garden, tucked away between soulless high-rise buildings that dot the most densely...

CNN: Spotify now has playlists for your dog, your cat and even your hamster

If you've ever felt guilty about leaving your dog home alone, Spotify may be able to salve your conscience -- by bringing out a...

[Champaign] Two Dog Parks = Two Fobs

There are two dog park in the CU area.  The Urbana Park District's dog park is located on Perkins Road in northeast...