Archive: 07/21/2009

Bill Gates: Better data mean better schools

(AP) -- The U.S. must improve its educational standing in the world by rewarding effective teaching and by developing better, universal measures of performance for students and teachers, Microsoft co-founder ...

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Australia discovered by the 'Southern Route'

Genetic research indicates that Australian Aborigines initially arrived via south Asia. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have found telltale mutations in modern-day Indian populations that a ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in Evolution
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Definitely, not your mother's maternity ward

At Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn., women can now give birth in rooms with whirlpool tubs and wi-fi. At Fairview Southdale in Edina, Minn., new moms can hire a massage therapist or a portrait photographer.

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Pre-chewed food could transmit HIV

Researchers have uncovered the first cases in which HIV almost certainly was transmitted from mothers or other caregivers to children through pre-chewed food. The source of HIV in the pre-chewed food was most likely the infected ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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