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Fri November 21, 2014


Fri November 21, 2014

'Theory Of Everything' Is A Noble Affair, Devoid Of Grit

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as Jane and Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything.'
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Well into James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, a terribly frustrated Jane Hawking gets a visit from her mother, who tells her that she ought to join the church choir. Jane, in the middle of what might be a serious breakdown, looks at her clueless mother and says, "That's the most British thing I've ever heard."

In the same vein of a negative stereotype, the whole movie is terribly British, meaning that it's decorous, polite, and dull.

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Fri November 21, 2014
Train Noise

For Colorado's Rail Towns Muffling Train Horns Ain't Easy

A BNSF train lumbers southbound on Mason Street in downtown Fort Collins, Colo.
Grace Hood KUNC

Since 2005, the Federal Railroad Administration has required conductors to sound their horns for at least 15 seconds before all public rail crossings. Since then accidents and deaths have decreased 20 percent nationwide.

But with progress comes complaints — lots of them for the city of Fort Collins.

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Fri November 21, 2014
Sexual Assaults On Campus

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:34 am

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As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.

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Fri November 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 1:29 pm

A brain area that recognizes faces remains functional even in people who have been blind since birth, researchers say. The finding, presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week, suggests that facial recognition is so important that evolution has hardwired it into the human brain.

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