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Washington Times August 22, 2006
Collegiate ranking looks beyond books
A survey of 361 campuses polled by Princeton Review, a New York-based research group and publisher, finds that Brown students are the happiest. Similar articles were published in newspapers around the United States. The poll - and Brown’s ranking - also were mentioned on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Technology Review August 22, 2006
Watching lunar dust settle
Future missions to Earth’s moon could lead to an improved understanding of its composition. One mission, designed by Brown students, could help to answer some fundamental questions about the natural meteorite impacts that occur on the moon as well as on the Earth and other planets.

United Press International August 21, 2006
Alcohol affects young women's sleep
A moderate amount of alcohol, taken by young women before bed, can result in increased sleep intensity, according to research conducted by Mary A. Carskadon of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun August 22, 2006
Treating paralysis takes leap forward
The future promises many ways for a person with paralysis or an amputee to function, whether it's operating a cursor on a screen or a prosthetic limb. This article takes a look at several ideas, including the Braingate sensor developed by Professor John Donoghue. "This is the dawn of the age of neurotechnology. When we look back 10 years from now, we'll see that there was this explosion," he said.

Health Behavior News Service August 21, 2006
State health web sites remain unavailable to many
In a study titled “The digital divide in public e-health: barriers to accessibility and privacy in state health department websites,” published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Political Science Professor and Darrell West and Assistant Professor of Public Policy (Research) Edward Miller conclude that too many sites are hard to read, available in English only, and inaccessible to people with disabilities.