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2011-05-20 15:36:00

'Killing Bono' author Neil McCormick, July 26-28, Pittsburgh area PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspiring writers aged 16-21 have until May 31 to apply for full scholarships to the Summer Writer's Conference and Workshops at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center near Pittsburgh. Patterned on the former Governor's School for the Arts, the 30 young writers accepted are to receive three days of world-class instruction from professional writers at no tuition or fees....

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2011-05-11 07:20:43

It's not that double birth is healthy, but healthier women do it Compared with other mothers, women who deliver twins live longer, have more children than expected, bear babies at shorter intervals over a longer time, and are older at their last birth, according to a University of Utah study. The findings do not mean having twins is healthy for women, but instead that healthier women have an increased chance of delivering twins, says demographer Ken. R. Smith, senior author of the study and a...

2011-05-09 19:06:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Mary C. Beckerle, Ph.D. as a new independent director to its Board of Directors effective May 5, 2011. Dr. Beckerle, age 56, serves as chief executive officer and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute located at the University of Utah (HCI). Dr. Beckerle is an internationally recognized scientist who has served on the Advisory Committee of the National Institute of...

2011-05-09 02:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and Wilmar International Limited (SGX: WIL) today announced a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective subsidiaries for Wilmar to build a state-of-the-art natural alcohol plant at Huntsman's chemical site in Rozenburg (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and to supply natural alcohols to Huntsman. The facility is scheduled to come on stream by 2013. The plant will be owned and operated by Wilmar, one of...

2011-05-06 16:44:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that executive members of management will present at the following conferences: Wells Fargo Industrial and Construction Conference, 5/11 at 9:05 a.m. ET Barclays Capital Chemical ROC Stars Conference, 5/12 at 10:30 a.m. ET A webcast of each presentation along with accompanying materials will be available on the investor relations section of the company's website, www.huntsman.com. About...

2011-05-04 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 FightSMA Annual Conference, the Good Fight, is underway at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel this week, and experts in the fields of pulmonology, nutrition, orthopedics, clinical trial and neurology are gearing up to participate in the Thriving with SMA: LIVE! webcast on Thursday, May 5, 2011. This one-of-a-kind, unique web-based program is free to the public and will feature panel discussions by leaders in the SMA community. Online attendees and...

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2011-05-03 06:00:00

New research finds that the ancient pre-human known as "Nutcracker Man" did not dine on nuts after all, but instead dined on large quantities of grasses and sedges -- a discovery that upsets conventional wisdom about the diet of early humans. "It most likely was eating grass, and most definitely was not cracking nuts," said University of Utah geochemist Thure Cerling, lead author of the study. The "Nutcracker Man", or Paranthropus boisei, is an ancient human relative that roamed the African...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Slone Partners will be actively involved again this year at the Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management taking place on May 3-5, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisana. On May 4th, Adam Slone, CEO, Slone Partners, will be presenting "An Update and Key Trends in Compensation and Benefits for Laboratory CEOs and Executives". Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 On May 4th, Adam Slone, CEO, Slone Partners, will be presenting "An Update and Key Trends in Compensation...

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2011-04-19 07:45:00

Though more than one in 10 American babies are born prematurely, there have been few clues to predict whether a particular baby is going to arrive too early "“ until now. A new study suggests that more than 80 percent of pre-term births can be spotted in advance with a blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy. "What's been missing is a way of assessing risk," said Steven Graves, who directs the chemistry portion of the research at Brigham Young University. "Our...

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2011-04-15 11:05:00

The composition of a vast plume of hot rock and briny fluid 200 miles beneath Yellowstone National Park's surface has been mapped, a soon-to-be published study says. Researchers are able to receive a clear picture of the type of material that activates Yellowstone's volcanic features through these "geoelectric" images of the plume, says study co-author Robert B. Smith, professor emeritus at the University of Utah and coordinating scientist of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. "This is the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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