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This father’s reaction to his daughter on “America’s Got Talent” will break your heart

AGT dad Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 1.34.30 PM The future couldn’t look any brighter for 13-year-old Evie Clair in terms of chasing her dreams. All season long, the Arizona native has been wowing judges with her incredible voice on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” But staying positive can be quite a challenge for the teenager when […]

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Great apes abilities misunderstood in decades of research by human hubris

Credit: University of St Andrews. Scientists are learning striking new features about nonhuman great apes on a yearly basis. Progress, however, is slow and some papers can actually be misleading as a result of some researchers’ skewed views and biases. In other words, our false sense of superiority leads us to perceive great apes such […]

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Story of the Jewish people (abridged)

Professor offers trends, lessons in condensed Jewish history Jewish history professor David Myers said despite a recent resurgence of anti-Semitism, American history is “bending toward ever greater integration into American society.” Photo by Scarlett Freund It may sound unlikely, if not impossible, but in just over 100 pages of his new book and in the […]

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Landmark new cancer drug, just approved, to cost $475,000 a year – and analysts say it’s a bargain

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a futuristic new approach to treating cancer, clearing a Novartis therapy that has produced unprecedented results in patients with a rare and deadly cancer. The price tag: $475,000 for a course of treatment. That sounds staggering to many patients – but it’s far less for the treatment […]

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A Daily Piece Of Chocolate Could Be Good For Your Heart

Chocolate often gets a bad reputation for how it treats your waistline and your teeth, but a new Italian study found that a daily serving of dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil was good for participants’ heart health, and lowered their risk for cardiovascular problems down the road. Before you get too excited, […]

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Disaster as thousands of Atlantic salmon escape from fish farm on the west coast

This past week, the net of a fish farm in Washington state was damaged, releasing thousands of Atlantic salmon into Pacific waters. Of course, Atlantic salmon don’t belong there and can have disastrous consequences on the already-struggling Pacific salmon. The oceans are being overfished and one solution to reliably bring fish to the grocery stores […]

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Summer reading program keeps kids from ‘sliding’

For a related story see: SAN DIEGO (Aug. 25, 2017) – “Happy. Excited. And confident!” are the words eight-year-old Zohal Najemeddine used to describe how she felt coming to United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp over the past month.Along with 276 other students, Najemeddine benefited from the camp […]

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Adorable pig-nosed frog completely new to science found in India

An odd-looking frog that spends most its life underground and only comes outside when its ready to mate was recently discovered in India’s Western Ghats mountains. Its pointy snout, tiny eyes, and stumpy limbs might look funny but the truth is this is an extremely well-adapted creature to a life in the burrows. Credit: JEGATH […]

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Mysterious Babylonian Tablet Could Hold Math Secrets

An ancient Babylonian tablet whose purpose has been a longstanding mystery reveals that the ancient Mesopotamian civilization beat the Greeks to the discovery of trigonometry by more than 1,000 years, researchers say—and their methodology might even hold lessons for modern-day mathematicians. The tablet, Plimpton 322, was discovered in the early 1900s in present-day Iraq, according […]

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Maritime Museum to explore history of rum

 SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, opens its latest exhibit, Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition, Saturday, November 4 in the Gould Eddy Gallery aboard the steam ferry Berkeley at Star of India Wharf. The fresh new interactive, educational and entertaining […]

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How Jewish activism has wiped out Tay-Sachs

Thanks to technology and an aggressive screening campaign, the genetic disease is all but gone today — and carrier couples can have healthy children By Ira Stoll JTA — Parents of children born with Tay-Sachs disease talk about “three deaths.” There is the moment when parents first learn that their child has been diagnosed with […]

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Your best photos of the 2017 total solar eclipse

There goes the sun, doo doo doo doo. A partial solar eclipse from New York City View of a partial solar eclipse from a rooftop in New York City. Glenn Orzepowski Americans from coast to coast were psyched for August 21, 2017—and for good reason. This afternoon, the moon passed in front of the sun, […]

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University of Texas removes Confederate statues

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves abruptly announced late Sunday that four statues of people with Confederate ties would be removed immediately from the school’s South Mall. The bronze likenesses of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster John H. Reagan will be relocated to the […]

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What does Jewish tradition say about eclipses?

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — This past week, some of my congregants asked me: What does Jewish tradition have to say about solar eclipses? Like many ancient peoples, the Jews did not develop a scientific understanding of eclipses until much later in its history. Before we examine what exactly Jewish tradition […]

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