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3 Calif. students among Rhodes Scholars

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Three college students from California are among 32 U.S. students who will be awarded the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University next Fall. Larkspur native Catherine Laporte-Oshiro, Daniel Price […]

11/19/2012

Is giant reed a 'miracle plant' or the next kudzu?

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) – It’s fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established. To people in […]

11/18/2012

Oxford chooses 'omnishambles' as word of the year

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: “omnishambles.” Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word – […]

11/13/2012

Nobel prize winner got poor marks in science

LONDON (AP) – Teacher knows best? That doesn’t appear to be the case for one teacher who called a future Nobel Prize winner’s dreams of becoming a scientist “quite ridiculous” in a scathing report card. […]

10/09/2012

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