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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...

Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 23-30

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" — 11 a.m., Jan. 23, Reed Union Building auditorium, Penn State Behrend. Filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn...

Second-warmest year, warmest decade: U-M experts available

Global surface temperatures in 2019 were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past five...

45th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet draws appreciative crowd

More than 1,000 people gathered together in the Bryce Jordan Center on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan. 15, to honor the...

Purdue student software startup Mimir acquired by HackerRank

Mimir, a software company that began as a Purdue University student startup, has been acquired by HackerRank, a popular platform for practicing and hosting online...

U-M survey finds sharp increase in energy efficiency steps among Michigan local governments

Half of Michigan’s local governments have taken steps to improve energy efficiency in their facilities—more than double the 22% who reported...

OPINION

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...

Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?

What were the focal points of your study? Our group – which included faculty members Flavia Cristina Andrade, Andrew Greenlee and Ruby Mendenhall and...

NPR: Architect Of CIA’s Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

One of the architects of the CIA's torture program for the accused Sept. 11 terrorists testified Wednesday in a Guantánamo Bay courtroom...

CULTURE

ACT MONTHLY PUBLICATION, JANUARY 2020

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 139, JANUARY 2020

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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

It's the busiest time of the year for So Man-fung Peter, one of the most famous geomancy consultants in Hong Kong.

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

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.

BBC: The rise of Japan’s ‘super solo’ culture

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

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...

Kamalabadi leads $4.4 million NSF award to develop distributed space telescope

More than 91 million miles from Earth, the sun poses a mystery that has long stumped scientists and defies the laws of...

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...

Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 23-30

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" — 11 a.m., Jan. 23, Reed Union Building auditorium, Penn State Behrend. Filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn...

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...

CNN: B-2 Spirit: The $2 billion flying wing

With its "flying wing" design that makes it almost invisible to radar, the B-2 Spirit bomber is truly a standout among military planes --...

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...