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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There's nothing wrong with loving your hometown team, but putting that iconography into context is important when you're remembering what it means to celebrate. A recent poster from the National Congress of Indians sheds greater light on this issue. Simply put, they argue that having a Cleveland Indians logo is like having a "New York Jews" or "San Francisco Chinamen," mascots that would be blatantly offensive.

Monday, October 17, 2016

That's a lot of Trump hats.

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.

"We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked," said ORNL's Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team's study published in ChemistrySelect. "We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own." read more

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A new advertising campaign from SickKids Foundation showcases the bravery of its patients such as Hartley Bernier, a seven-year-old who spent the first 100 days of his life in the hospital and has been in treatment ever since. At SickKids, more than 80 per cent of patients with cancer survive, about 98.5 per cent of heart surgeries are successful and the mortality rate from liver failure for intestinal diseases like Hartley's has dropped to less than 1 per cent, from 22 per cent in 2000. The new message is one of strength over sadness. "He is a little fighter," Hartley's father said. "Everybody's got to be brave together. That collective energy has a lot of power."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits were at a four-decade low over the past two weeks as sales prospects encouraged employers to maintain headcounts. Jobless claims were 246,000 in the period ended Oct. 8, unchanged from the previous week's level, which was revised lower, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for 253,000. The four-week average also fell to the lowest level since 1973. "These numbers are really remarkable given that the labor force is obviously a lot bigger than it was in 1973," said Patrick Newport, an economist at IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Massachusetts. "They tell us of a relatively healthy labor market."



Here is a transcript for you Eberly. Will you let him take care of your teenage daughter? Will you let him take care of America's daughters?

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