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  • University of Wisconsin Students Risk Insanity by Going Without Sleep!

     
    Jan. 7, 1900: I think I just found my new favorite kicker, “An Idiotic Idea.” It’s almost as good as “Created Two-Headed Dog,” but not quite. What is it with the University of Wisconsin? The faculty bans flirting … and the students give up...
  • A new test to reveal a baby's gender revives an old ethical dilemma

     
    For couples trying to have a baby, the No. 1 question that can be answered with a simple test is, Am I pregnant? No. 2 may soon be, Is it a boy or a girl? For years, reliable answers could......
  • Stanford is top fundraiser among U.S. colleges in 2009

     
    Stanford University garnered the largest total of private donations of any American college or university last year, for the fifth consecutive year, even while charitable support for higher education dropped about 12% nationwide because of the recession,...
  • Anna Deavere Smith to perform excerpts from 'Let Me Down Easy' in L.A.

     
    Actress-writer Anna Deavere Smith is bringing her latest solo play, "Let Me Down Easy," to Los Angeles for a one-night performance. Smith will perform excerpts from the health-care-themed drama on Tuesday at the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy...
  • Girls' basketball: Spotlight on Crescenta Valley's Cassie Pappas

     
    Senior guard Cassie Pappas has led Crescenta Valley (24-5) to its first quarterfinal appearance since 2001. The Falcons will host Ayala on Wednesday in a Southern Section Division 1A quarterfinal game. Pappas has more than 1,900 points in her four-year......
  • What matters in stroke treatment? Location, location, location

     
    Many Americans live far from primary stroke centers, a new study finds, putting them in possible danger if care can't be given quickly. The study found that about 55% of people have access to a primary stroke center within an......
  • Ask yourself: 'If I needed a kidney, how much risk would I be willing to take?'

     
    For a person already in need of a kidney transplant, a willingness to accept infection risk can come down to the amount of the infection risk, in this case as it pertains to HIV, the age of the donor --......
  • Mystery mummies -- another big show at the Bowers

     
    The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has been scoring one blockbuster show from China after another. Two years ago its “Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor” boasted the largest foreign loan of the famous life-sized statues from Xian.....
  • Keeping tabs: Cody Thomson

     
    Pitcher Cody Thomson, a 2010 graduate of Thousand Oaks, is second in the Ivy League with a 2.53 ERA for the University of Pennsylvania after throwing a seven-inning shutout against Harvard on Sunday. -- Eric Sondheimer...
  • UCLA and USC tie in national non-athletic ranking

     
    It’s a tie! Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are on the very same berth in the latest rankings of national universities by U.S. News & World Report....
  • UC Berkeley joins online education platform of Harvard and MIT

     
    UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free but not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give the “edX” online effort...