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Registration for inaugural Stanford Medicine X|ED conference opens today
(Stanford University Medical Center) Registration for two Stanford conferences is now open. The inaugural Stanford Medicine X|ED will be held Sept. 23 and 24. Medicine X will be held Sept. 25 through 27.

NJIT mathematician's 2015 Major League Baseball projections
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) This is the 18th year that NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular season.

NSF awards 2015 Graduate Research Fellowships
(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced this year's recipients of Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015.

Chief of naval research talks naval STEM workforce at upcoming expo
(Office of Naval Research) The Naval STEM Exposition at Sea-Air-Space will be held on Sunday, April 12, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Potomac Rooms at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Middle- and high-school students are encouraged to participate in this exclusive, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) exhibition.

Periodic puns, round 2: Chemistry jokes for April Fools' Day
(American Chemical Society) Last year, Reactions shook up the comedy world with a video featuring nothing but chemistry jokes. After overwhelming public acclaim, we're back for this April Fools' Day with round two, featuring a number of fan submissions. If you're looking for a laugh, or maybe a groan or two, check out the video.

Accountancy ambitions
(Inderscience Publishers) The media is littered with celebrity trainers, bakers, nutritionists, even gardeners. But, one profession is always missing from the roster -- the celebrity accountant. The reason is most likely due to the negative stereotypes propagated for centuries. However, this is no bad thing, according to researchers in Australia who suggest in the International Journal of Critical Accounting, that stock characters entrenched in popular culture provide professional stability.

New cosmogenic burial ages for SA's Little Foot fossil and Oldowan artefacts
(University of the Witwatersrand) Researchers from South Africa, the US, Canada and France announce new dates pertaining to the internationally famous Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Gauteng, South Africa. The announcement follows the publication of their paper, titled: New cosmogenic burial ages for Sterkfontein Member 2 Australophithecus and Member 5 Oldowan, in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature, on April 1, 2015.

AAO-HNSF updated clinical practice guideline: Adult sinusitis
(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) Sinusitis affects about one in eight adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses. The direct cost of managing acute and chronic sinusitis exceeds $11 billion per year. More than one in five antibiotics prescribed in adults are for sinusitis, making it the fifth most common diagnosis responsible for antibiotic therapy.

New study highlights the value of local knowledge in recovering endangered species
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) The study, co-authored by NOAA Fisheries, the University of Washington, and researchers from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, explores how recreational anglers' understanding of the ecosystem and fishing practices influence their views of conserving bocaccio, canary rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish in Puget Sound.

What's the difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup? (video)
(American Chemical Society) It seems like it's in just about every product on grocery store shelves: high-fructose corn syrup. What is it, and how is it different from regular old sugar? And how did it become such a popular but controversial ingredient? Reactions is here to answer those sweet questions.

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