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3 posts from December 2010


Colleges That Bring the Highest Paycheck 2011

CNBC.com (http://www.cnbc.com/id/40703034?slide=1) ran a story that ranked colleges and universities on median career salary earnings. The survey report based on Payscale.com data indicated University of the Sciences (USciences) ranked tied for 11th with a median salaty of $113,000.   (http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-us-colleges-graduate-salary-statistics.asp). The list also included Princeton (2) and UPenn (15) and other Ivies. It was also pick up on Yahoo.com Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/college-education/article/111664/collges-that-bring-the-highest-paycheck).

Locally, the Fox 29 News ran a companian piece that you can watch here (story begins 24 seconds in): http://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/default.aspx?ClipID=c7555b47-ff1f-4c5e-ba16-7a4cf1ff5bc7&TE=Mz9Or3TpGUSrZ20de3DeH1g01K3JEsEs&PN=bt9sZFac%2bKA%3d


Healthy Holiday Food for Thought


We all want to enjoy the delicious holiday goodies during this time of the year and we certainly can!  Remember keeping everything in moderation will help you maintain your weight and start the New Year off on a healthy note!  Just keep some of these helpful options in mind when choosing which foods to indulge:


*Slice of pumpkin pie                   or                                       Slice of pecan pie
190 FEWER calories                         
11 grams LESS fat
Rich in Vitamin A                  


Roast duck, roast goose              or                                       *Roast turkey
More fat in these two items over even dark meat turkey.


Jellied cranberry sauce               or                                       *Fresh cranberry relish
190 calories per ½ cup                                                             95 calories per ½ cup
                                                                                              Fiber too!


*1 ounce of peanuts                    or                                        1 ounce of macadamia nuts             (1/4 cup )                                                                                                                   (10-12 nuts)
30 LESS calories
8 grams LESS fat


Brown-n-serve roll                      or                                        Crescent roll                                                                                                                             DOUBLE the fat




Turkey drumstick, wing              or                                        *Breast                                                                                                                                           LESS than half the fat


 * ¼ turkey gravy, 1 TBSP butter or                                     2 TBSP whipped cream
Only 30 calories per ¼ cup

½ cup stuffing                               or                                       * ½ cup mashed potatoes
63 calories MORE
4 grams MORE fat

For more nutritional information on your favorite foods, check out calorieking.com


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Smashing re-creation of Big Bang conditions at the Large Hadron Collider

Last month, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, located beneath the border of Switzerland and France, switched gears. It ended its proton run, involving smashing those elementary particles together, and switched to lead nuclei. The goal is creating an ultra-high temperature substance, called quark-gluon plasma. This fiery liquid is believed to resemble the content of the universe shortly after the Big Bang. Quarks and gluons, the constituents of neutrons, protons and other particles, are normally confined to either triplets or pairs. However, at high energies, their confinement breaks and they are freer to move. The lead nuclei experiments at the LHC thus offer an exciting window to the dawn of time.

Work at the LHC is not all serious stuff, however. Last year, a group of LHC researchers put together this rather funny video called the Large Hadron Rap: 


More information about the LHC is in my book Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles: 





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