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  • Some passengers at the Charlotte airport will soon have a new way to relax there

    An American Express Centurion Lounge is coming to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, after city council approved a lease with the popular credit card company earlier this week. American Express will … Click to Continue

    charlotteobserver
  • Facing Enrollment Declines, Colleges Seek Out New, Creative Ways To Make Money

    Enrollment of both undergrads and graduate students has been declining for years. Meanwhile colleges are getting more creative in finding new ways to make money.

    NPR.org
  • Here's a new, smarter way to learn a new language

    At the rate the world is shrinking, you don't need to be a globetrotter for a second language to be a useful skill. And if you're looking to learn that second language (or a third, or fourth), uTalk Language Education is the learning program that makes progression not only easy but fun. If you can't be among native speakers, there's not much of an immediate reward to rote memorization of words and phrases. That's why uTalk "gamifies" the process by folding the learning process into fun...

    Boing Boing
  • 26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face

    Less than 11 months after Cameron Underwood underwent a face transplant, the 26-year-old is revealing himself to the world. Underwood, of Yuba City, California, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot to the face in June 2016. The extensive damage left him missing most of his lower jaw, his nose and every tooth but one, a statement said. He also experienced damage to his upper face and palate. Conventional reconstructive surgery, which he reportedly tried several times, could only do so much. Then,...

    WPLG
  • New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

    A new technique to study intact parts of cell membranes could revolutionise studies of cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.

    phys.org
  • Two new faces as Justin Langer names Test side to face India

    Marcus Harris and Chris Tremain ‘force’ way into squadBatsman Australian coach described as ‘mediocre’ wins chanceMarcus Harris’s weight of runs in recent seasons has been rewarded with selection for Australia’s first two Tests against India. Australian selectors on Thursday named a 14-man squad including Harris and his Victoria teammates Peter Handscomb, uncapped fast bowler Chris Tremain and veteran Peter Siddle. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • New York: Fearless Girl who faced down Wall Street's bull moved to new spot

    Statue that symbolized female empowerment moved to NYSECharging Bull moving too – but his destination a mysteryThe Fearless Girl statue considered by many to symbolize female empowerment has been removed from her position facing off from the Charging Bull of New York’s financial district – but will soon be installed in front of the stock exchange instead. The snorting bull is moving, too, but his destination is a mystery, and it’s unclear if he will again be paired with his feminist nemesis. The...

    the Guardian