September 23, 2014 |
Suproteem Sarkar has coauthored two scientific papers on cancer treatments, been a presenter at an international nanoscience conference, and won accolades as a pianist. But perhaps the most notable entry on his resumé is the birth date - Sarkar is 17, just entering his senior year at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Chester County. "He's definitely a highflier here," said Conestoga principal Amy Meisinger. "He's on the fast track for something. " Family members say his precocity was evident almost from the beginning.
January 3, 2014
IF YOU RESOLVED to save more for your retirement in 2014, you may be happy to hear about some new research on estimating the income you'll need. To have enough money for when you are no longer working, you have to know your "number. " That is a calculation based on various factors such as the rate of inflation, how much you are expecting from Social Security, an estimate of how much your investments might earn and how long you think you might live. The calculation also estimates the percentage of pre-retirement income you'll need to replace.
July 28, 2013 |
Jenny McCarthy is not necessarily a bad person. Yet when Barbara Walters announced recently that the anti-vaccination advocate would become the newest cohost of ABC's daytime talk show The View , my scientific colleagues and I cringed. McCarthy's hiring and the reaction to the news were the talk of our vaccine research lab. My coworkers initially laughed at the absurdity of the announcement but eventually settled into a state of unease. Sherri Shepherd of The View had this to say about her new cohost: "Jenny McCarthy is fearless.
May 13, 2013 |
Next week, both of my children will be confirmed. They will come together in the very spot where my parents were married, where my dear aunt's casket rested, where so many of our family members, including me and three of my children's four godparents, also stood as awkward, unsure 14-year-olds. Together, my twins, now 14 themselves, will make a public profession of their faith and a lifelong pledge of faithfulness to Christ during the Lutheran rite of Confirmation. Actually, only one of my children will.
August 15, 2012 |
NORTH CAROLINA is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university's website. In a statement Monday, the school said it has removed the link and that it couldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn't confirm the authenticity of the partial grade summary, which lists Peppers' name at the top. "Student academic records should never be accessible to the public, and the university is investigating reports of what appears to be a former student transcript on the university's website," the school said.
December 25, 2011
Kat Aaron is a project editor with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University in Washington Some call this moment the Great Recession. As the hardship has lingered, others have begun calling it the Little Depression. But equating the hard times of the 1930s with the hard times of today is mostly overblown rhetoric. Or is it? On the surface, the comparisons are obvious: a period of great wealth and exuberance followed by a stock market crash. After the crash, widespread economic pain.
October 11, 2011
Article questions anthrax finding HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A scientific journal plans to publish a research paper questioning the government's conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17, two of the article's authors said Monday. The article will be published in the Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense, said the chief author, Louisiana State University epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones.
November 19, 2008 |
University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has donated $100,000 to help fund undergraduate student research, the university announced yesterday. It's the second gift that Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have made to the university since she became president in June 2004, bringing their total donation to $250,000. "It's one of the experiences that makes students at Penn really excited about their undergraduate time here and I thought that it would be important to make a gift that supported students having the kind of undergraduate experiences I had," she said in an interview yesterday.
April 17, 2007 |
In honor of the Philadelphian who founded the local firms Braun Labs and Decor Bulbs Inc., the Honolulu-based Pacific Telecommunications Council has created an award to be presented to an outstanding telecommunications and information technology student. The O.S. Braunstein Prize - which will total $1,700 and include a $500 cash award, registration, and up to $1,000 for travel and accommodations at the annual PTC conference in Honolulu from Jan. 13 to 16 - will be given to a student whose research paper is recognized for excellence in the field of telecommunications.
June 23, 2005 |
U.S. food manufacturers have long opposed labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. They fear that consumers would interpret the label as a warning. That fear is well-founded, according to a paper being presented today at a St. Joseph's University conference on global perceptions of biotechnology. After meetings with focus groups, researchers at St. Joseph's and Rutgers University concluded that many consumers would avoid buying products if they knew they contained genetically engineered ingredients.