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Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor causing extreme weight gain

The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University. 585 more words

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The Lost Jenks Museum of Natural History Makes a Brief Return to Brown University

In 1945, Brown University threw away a natural history museum…literally.  92 truckloads of artifacts and specimens were transported to a University dump on the banks of the Seekonk River and discarded; dealing a coup de grace to the  718 more words

Natural History

DeWitt's Wozniewski commits to Brown

DeWitt senior lineman Jacob Wozniewski has committed to play football for Brown University in the Ivy League next season.

Wozniewski has been up front at offensive tackle for a powerful rushing attack this season for the 8-0 Panthers, who are ranked third in the latest Associated Press Division 3 state poll. 233 more words


Brown University accepts $121 million in gifts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University’s governing body has accepted $121 million in gifts for the school’s financial aid, internship and academic programs.

The Corporation formally accepted the 13 gifts during its fall meeting Saturday. 91 more words


Hopping Relatively Recent Development in Kangaroos

Hopping Relatively Recent Development in Kangaroos

Kangaroos are known for their characteristic hop, but they didn’t always get around like this. Analysis of the fossilized bones of extinct… 78 more words

GotDegrees Reviews… Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz

Happy Monday! Welcome to the first of the GotDegrees Reviews… post series, where you’ll get my take on selected books, TV shows, movies, video games and other media. 1,635 more words

Higher Education

HIGHs and LOWs of week 7

Since a lot has been going in week 7 of my time at Brown, I decided to categorize them into Highs and Lows.

Let’s start with the Lows. 470 more words

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