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As Three Systems Install ‘Volume Pledge,’ Others Watching for Its Outcomes

More than a year ago, three academic-based health systems announced that their surgeons would be allowed to perform certain procedures only if they did a sufficient number of such procedures annually. Known as the “volume pledge” and adopted by the [...]

August 25, 2016 Health, Journalism/Communications
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From Joystick to Job: Gamers Provide Recruitment Base for Cybersecurity Shortfall

IT giant Cisco figured that, as of 2014, the world would be short 1 million cybersecurity pros to fend off the constant threat of online attackers, who seem to grow in number and sophistication by the minute. Meanwhile, as many as [...]

August 20, 2016 Business, Journalism/Communications, Tech
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New Species Added: Eastern Lubber Grasshopper—Juvenile (Romalea Guttata)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 10, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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New Species Added: American Black Vulture (Coragyps Atratus)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 5, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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New Species Added: Great White Egret (Ardea Alba)

Click photos to enlarge. Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available [...]

August 1, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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Gray Squirrels Can Be Orange? I’m in Disbelief, Too

Eastern gray squirrels — those cute but pesky rodents who always find a way to get to even the most well-guarded birdfeeders in the right half of the U.S. and into Canada — seem uniform in action and appearance. But [...]

July 27, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture