Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sale of Islanders approved by NHL Board of Governors

New York, NY ( - Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin are one step closer to a controlling interest in the New York Islanders.On Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed that the league's Board of Governors approved the move to transfer a more

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Why Are You So Sad?

By editor Title: Why Are You So Sad? Author: Jason Porter Genre: Fiction Publisher: Plume Release Date: January 28, 2014 Format: Trade Pages: 198 It's the middle of the night when Raymond Champs has an epiphany: that everybody in the world, including himself, is depressed. And even worse, that everybody is more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Humor - Fiction, Issue, October 2014


The First Book of David

By editor Title: The First Book of David Author: Larry L. Booker Genre: Religion Publisher: WestBow Press Release Date: 2013-06 Format: Trade Pages: 238 Even those who have a superficial understanding of the Bible have a familiarity with her heroes. Abraham, Jacob, Samuel, David, and Solomon are among the many names echoing more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Issue, October 2014


Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel

By editor Title: Boy, Snow, Bird Author: Helen Oyeyemi Genre: FICTION Publisher: Riverhead Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Hard Pages: 320 Boy Novak endured an abusive, unpredictable environment with the Rat Catcher, which sparked her decision to run away and start life anew. In doing so, she ended up in a more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Issue, Modern Literature, October 2014


Adventures with Barefoot Critters

By editor Title: Adventures with Barefoot Critters Author: Teagan White Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Tundra Books Release Date: 2014-04 Format: Hard Pages: 32 There is a dinosaur, deer, squirrel, foxes and a mouse. The mouse has a bucket for a boat; she's floating in the river in the bucket in the freezing more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Children's, Issue, Kids' Book Review, October 2014



By editor Title: Primordial Author: D. Harlan Wilson Genre: Modern Literature Publisher: Anti-Oedipal Press Release Date: September 3, 2014 Format: Trade Pages: 168 When I was a child, and indeed well into adulthood, I bore the 'Good Son's' curse of accompanying my mother on her weekly trek to the supermarket. My mother more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Issue, Modern Literature, October 2014


In a First for Cornell, a Woman Is Appointed as Its Next President

By By ARIEL KAMINER Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California, will become the president of Cornell University as of July 1. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Elizabeth Garrett, Appointments and Executive Changes, Colleges and Universities, Skorton, David J, University of Southern California, Cornell University


Hornets center Al Jefferson anxious to build on big season after team's offseason acquisitions

Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets might to able to accomplish this season. more

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The development of Energy & Environmental Science

By Philip Earis Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C4EE90034K, EditorialPhilip EarisOutgoing Executive Editor Philip Earis reflects on the launch and ongoing success of the journal.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry more

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Light Trapping in Bendable Organic Solar Cells Using Silica Nanoparticle Arrays

By Jungheum Yun Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4EE01100G, PaperJungheum Yun, Wei Wang, Soo Min Kim, Tae Sung Bae, Sunghun Lee, Dong-Hwan Kim, Gun-Hwan Lee, Hae-Seok Lee, Myungkwan SongA highly efficient light-scattering layer composed of a quasi-periodic array of discrete silica nanoparticles directly deposited on polymer substrates for the enhanced light absorption more

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Functional Links Between Pt Single Crystal Morphology and Nanoparticles with Different Size and Shape: the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Case

By Dongguo Li Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4EE01564A, PaperDongguo Li, C. Wang, Dusan Strmcnik, Dusan V Tripkovic, Xiaolian Sun, Yijin Kang, Miaofang Chi, Joshua Snyder, Dennis van der Vliet, Yifen Tsai, V Stamenkovic, Shouheng Sun, Nenad MarkovicDesign of active and stable Pt-based nanoscale electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) will more

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Lithium-Sulfur Batteries - the solution is in the electrolyte, but is the electrolyte a solution?

By Marzieh Barghamadi Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4EE02192D, Review ArticleMarzieh Barghamadi, Adam S Best, Anand Bhatt, Anthony Frank Hollenkamp, Mustafa M Musameh, Robert Rees, Thomas RuetherAt first glance, the combination of the lightest, most electropositive metal (lithium) with a safe, abundant (and reasonably light) non-metal (sulfur) makes good sense as a more

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U.S. to greatly expand resettlement for Syrian refugees

By Anne Gearan The Obama administration will greatly increase the number of Syrian refugees approved for permanent resettlement in the United States next year but has opted against a separate refugee program to serve victims of that intractable civil war, administration officials said Tuesday. Read full article >> more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: military operations, U S State Department, Bashar al-Assad


CDC confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S.

By Elahe Izadi The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola that's been diagnosed in the United States. "An individual traveling from Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States," Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a conference call Tuesday afternoon. Read full more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola


Organ donations are the focus of photographer’s social media campaign

By (Sammy Caiola) David Y. Lee promotes organ donation in his Facebook and Instagram campaign, “The Waiting List.” On it, he posts photos and narratives about people who have been affected by organ donations.

Freelance photographer David Y. Lee, left, takes a photo of Amy Starr, who has been waiting for a heart transplant more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Jerry Brown vetoes childhood sex-abuse lawsuit bill

By (Jim Miller) For the second year, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Tuesday to give victims more time to seek civil damages against third parties in childhood sex abuse cases – typically private or public employers of the alleged perpetrators.

State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, the author of SB 924 and SB 926, more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Brian Hart: Why Salmon Swim Upstream

By The Barnes and Noble Review If you loved The Son by Philipp Meyer or The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, then we have your next great read in this gritty, visceral, and beautifully written story of men and women struggling to survive in a lawless, turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest. Brian Hart's novel The Bully of Order more

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Category: Discover, FICTION


Patriots 41-14 loss to Chiefs leaves owner Robert Kraft drained and with "empty feeling"

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says the 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs is horrible but he still has faith the team will turn its season around. more

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Yolo jury: Davis teen sane at time of double murder

By (Darrell Smith) Daniel William Marsh, convicted last week of first-degree murder in the stabbings of an elderly Davis couple, was found Tuesday to be sane at the time of the killings.

Deputy District Attorney Amanda Zambor gives opening statements in the Daniel Marsh trial that began Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Yolo Superior more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Babylon’s Rehearsals

By Steve King October 3 is National Day in Iraq, commemorating the granting of independence from Britain in 1932. This year's celebrations will surely be tentative, as the nation nervously eyes the latest threats to its future, but independence has been a fragile concept throughout Iraqi history. In his recent study, Babylon: Mesopotamia more

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Category: Daybook, IRAQ, THE MIDDLE EAST


The Sense of Style

By Jacob Silverman The Sense of Style, the new book by the neuroscientist and linguist Steven Pinker, is the latest blossoming of a perennial: the mid-career writer's advice for writing well. From grammar guides to usage primers, from Strunk and White to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, these books, at their most significant, become more

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Category: Reviews & Essays, LINGUISTICS


New genetic 'operating system' facilitated evolution of 'bilateral' animals

The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other "bilateral" animals—those with distinct left and right sides—from less complex creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones with "radial" symmetry may have been facilitated by the emergence of a completely new "operating system" for controlling genetic instructions in the cell. more


Category: Biology


Rodgers: Rookie QBs 'a lot more prepared' than I was

By Sessler, Marc While some point to the long incubation of Aaron Rodgers behind Brett Favre as a more careful way to develop a young QB, Green Bay's star passer said he was "definitely not as prepared as the guys are now." more

Source: The

Category: Green Bay Packers, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Jason Campbell, Kyle Orton, Ryan Tannehill, EJ Manuel, Geno Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr


In the Loop: Former senator Larry Craig owes U.S. Treasury $242,000 over airport sex-sting arrest, judge says

By Al Kamen, Spencer Hsu A federal judge Tuesday ordered former senator Larry “Wide Stance” Craig (R-Idaho) to pay the U.S. Treasury $242,000 for improperly using campaign funds to pay for his legal defense after a 2007 sex-sting arrest in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. Read full article >> more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: US Treasury, Larry Craig


Jerry Brown signs gun restraining order bill

By (David Siders) Gov. Jerry Brown took mixed action on several gun control bills Tuesday, approving a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use but vetoing legislation that would have required Californians to register home-made guns.

Gov. Jerry Brown, second from left, discusses a bill while meeting with advisers at his Capitol more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Four neighborhood groups vote to oppose Sacramento ‘strong mayor’

By (Ryan Lillis) Members of four central city neighborhood associations have voted to oppose Measure L, the November ballot measure seeking to increase the authority of the mayor's office.

Kevin Johnson is facing organized opposition to Measure L, the strong-mayor proposal he is energetically trying to see voted into law. more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


2014-15 Ottawa Senators Preview

( - When the Ottawa Senators made a surprising trip to the second round of the playoffs in 2013 they seemed like a club on the rise.Unfortunately for the Sens, last season showed they may have a longer road back to relevancy than previously more

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2014-15 New York Rangers Preview

( - The New York Rangers were hoping for better results in the postseason when they fired head coach John Tortorella and replaced him with Alain Vigneault.Things did improve in the Big Apple, as the Rangers made it to the final round more

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A new dimension for integrated circuits: 3-D nanomagnetic logic

Electrical engineers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements of nanometer-scale magnets instead of transistors. As the main enabling technology of the semiconductor industry – CMOS more


Category: Nanotechnology


Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in developing long-sought polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency of light to electricity for use in more


Category: Nanotechnology


S.E.C. Accuses 2 of Insider Trading in Herbalife

By By Ben Protess and Alexandra Stevenson In apparent first for the S.E.C., the agency built the case on the premise that a hedge fund's private investment playbook amounted to inside information. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Financial Services, Healthcare, Hedge Funds, Legal/Regulatory, Top Headline 1, Ackman, William A, Fines (Penalties), Herbalife Ltd, Icahn, Carl C, Insider Trading, Pershing Square Capital Management, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Securities and Commodities Violations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Stewart, Martha, Suits and Litigation (Civil), Herbalife Ltd|HLF|NYSE


Charles Burns

By Nick Curley Charles Burns — author of Black Hole, X'Ed Out, The Hive, and his latest Sugar Skull, released this month — thrilled to the world of Tintin's adventures, but doesn't believe in multiverses: “I have trouble enough navigating the reality I find myself in.”
When creating a book or character, which comes more

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At dusk and dawn: Scientists pinpoint biological clock's synchronicity

Scientists have uncovered how pacemaker neurons are synchronized at dusk and dawn in order to maintain the proper functioning of their biological clocks. Their findings, which appear in the journal PLOS Biology, enhance our understanding of how sleep-wake cycles are regulated and offer promise for addressing related afflictions. more


Category: Biology