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NASA finding water on Mars is hugely good news for life everywhere — but it’s only the first step, expert says

NASA finding water on Mars is hugely good news for life everywhere — but it’s only the first step, expert says

September 28, 2015

Water is an amazing substance. It allows so many kinds of chemicals to dissolve and begin reacting that you have to work pretty hard to imagine how life could exist without water around.

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Anniversary celebration set for Rochester’s historic organ

Anniversary celebration set for Rochester’s historic organ

September 25, 2015

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester says the four-day celebration will be held Oct. 22-25 at the university’s Memorial Art Gallery.

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Noted critic Gerald Early to speak on culture, race

Noted critic Gerald Early to speak on culture, race

September 24, 2015

Gerald Early is not one to shy away from controversy, using the power of the pen to write about American culture and issues of race.

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Saving lives at 18 of the world’s suicide ‘hot spots’

Saving lives at 18 of the world’s suicide ‘hot spots’

September 23, 2015

However, interventions at suicide hot spots will not have a big impact on the overall suicide rate because they are only involved in a small percentage of suicides overall, [Dr. Eric] Caine said.

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True meaning behind Pope’s rejection of God as ‘Magician’

True meaning behind Pope’s rejection of God as ‘Magician’

September 22, 2015

By Adam Frank. It was just about a year ago that Pope Francis made headlines by disparaging the view that God is a magician waving a magic wand.

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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 22nd

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 22nd

September 22, 2015

We’ll talk race and American culture with Gerald Early, a scholar, professor, and a cultural critic. Early will come to Rochester on Thursday to help open the new Humanities Center at the University of Rochester.

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What Jamie Dimon gets wrong about iPhones and inequality

What Jamie Dimon gets wrong about iPhones and inequality

September 21, 2015

Dimon argues that what economists refer to as consumption inequality mitigates rising income inequality. But consumption inequality “closely tracked” income inequality from 1980 to 2007, research from Mark Aguiar and Mark Bils, both of the University of Rochester, shows.

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VW orders investigation into cheating on diesel emissions

VW orders investigation into cheating on diesel emissions

September 20, 2015

VW diesel owners in the U.S. tend to be “pretty cultish,” and the revelation may not deter consumers for long, said George R. Cook, former marketing professor at the University of Rochester.

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Thumbs up: To world-class soprano Renee Fleming

Thumbs up: To world-class soprano Renee Fleming

September 19, 2015

The four-time Grammy winner will conduct master classes, coaching sessions and lessons at the Eastman School of Music.

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How to get blood pressure down to 120

How to get blood pressure down to 120

September 18, 2015

Recent findings now suggest that it’s worth treating patients in that prehypertension gray area of 120 to 140, in order to bring them down into the normal range.

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