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  • The Irish Times

    Irish manufacturing hits 15-year high in boost to recovery

    August 31, 2014 A surge in new orders in August offered further evidence the economy is recovering The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest rate since 1999 in August, as a surge in new orders offered further evidence that the economy is recovering steadily. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.3 in August from 55.4 in July, well above the 50 line dividing expansion from contraction. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    NASA’s new giant rocket system passes milestone – World – NZ Herald News

    August 29, 2014 NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone WASHINGTON (AP) NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018. NASA is designing its Space Launch System to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The rockets will be more powerful than the Saturn V rockets that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon. Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Aileen Hefferren preps minority students for top schools

    August 28, 2014 Prep for Prep identifies promising students of color and helps prepare them for placement at top-quality independent and boarding schools. It's no secret that a wide achievement gap exists among America's youths, an issue that most directly affects children from lower-income families. Being struck by wide disparities in the quality of education children receive, and the subsequent achievement gap, Aileen Hefferren has made it her mission to... Read on

  • BBC News

    Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys’ club

    August 28, 2014 The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol. Read on

  • Reuters

    Florida governor unveils new education initiatives

    August 27, 2014 (Reuters) - Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, unveiled two new education initiatives on Monday aimed at calming critics of "common core" national curriculum standards and countering his main Democratic rival's attacks on his record. "We want to make sure that our students have every opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in their careers, and we want to make sure our teachers have every tool they need to make that possible,"... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    In race for solar power, China is winning

    August 27, 2014 China is cutting its dependence on carbon-heavy coal and replacing it with solar power at a breakneck pace, Topf writes. The world's top energy consumer added 3.3 gigawatts of solar power capacity between January and June. China is the world's top energy consumer, with the vast majority of its electricity coming from domestically-mined coal. But the Asian nation is cutting its dependence on coal, oil and natural gas and replacing it with... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Climate change policies pay for themselves, study says

    August 27, 2014 An MIT climate change study released Sunday indicates the cost of slashing coal-fired carbon emissions would be offset by reduced spending on public health. The EPA-funded study examined climate change policies similar to those proposed by the Obama administration in June. Washington -- President Obama's controversial plan to phase out coal and slash carbon emissions is an expensive one. Read on

  • The Hindu

    For new ideas, a clean break with the past

    August 26, 2014 Instead of reinventing or restructuring the Planning Commission, we need to replace it with a think tank that supports high-quality independent research The Planning Commission is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body, but over the years it has acquired tremendous power of distant planning which is unsuitable to a country as diverse and complex as India. Let us neither reinvent nor restructure such a body. Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • The New Zealand Herald

    Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling – National – NZ Herald News

    August 26, 2014 Students model their flash trash in event designed to encourage recycling Fashion-conscious school students put their recycled designs on show at the Schools' Trash to Fashion competition in Auckland over the weekend. The two-day show, held at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson and themed Around the World was the competition's grand finale. Luka Katavitch is a Ventian Gladiator. Photo / Peter Meecham Read on

  • Scientific American

    How the Jaguar Saved My Life [Excerpt]

    August 26, 2014 My earliest memories are filled with pain, embarrassment, and coming to terms with the reality, reinforced by adults, that I was one of life's broken creatures. Born with a debilitating stutter and placed in public school classes for "special" children, I found it easiest to live inside my own head and withdraw from the world of people as much as a child can. Read on

  • BBC News

    Couple find love on transplant ward

    August 26, 2014 Couple find love on King's College Hospital liver ward Two liver transplant patients have said their lives have changed unrecognisably after they found love on the transplant ward. Read on

  • Environmental News Network

    Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    August 22, 2014 Atlanta, GA - The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence in major national green surveys. A collaborative project of the Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the North Carolina Institute of... Read on

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