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Gates Foundation Seeks Out Nontypical Research to Fund The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will give $100 million in small doses to researchers doing novel medical-research experiments -- part of a new way to use the Web to reach medical researchers who might be missed in a traditional grant-selection process.

Day in pictures One of twin Giant Panda cubs - the first to be delivered this year at a panda protection centre in China - is placed in an incubator.

Link found between physical and emotional warmth [Researchers] found that people who held a cup of hot coffee for 10 to 25 seconds warmed to a perfect stranger. Holding a cup of iced coffee had the opposite effect.

Internet, Cell Phones Keep Families Together, Pew Finds Technological connectivity enhances family connections, a new study released Monday finds.

EBay to ban sales of ivory goods
An eBay spokesman said the move was the best way to help African and Asian elephants. The endangered animals are often hunted for their ivory tusks.

Boston University's Women's Resource Center Opens Doors Boston University's Women's Resource Center opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from members of the University community. According to the Daily Free Press, a student newspaper, it has taken more than thirty years for the Center to acquire its own space on campus.

Ecstatic Video Game Tycoon Richard Garriott Gets Back To Earth
Video game tycoon Richard Garriott returned from his space trip to the International Space Station, where he went as a working tourist. Garriott paid over $30 million for his space ticket, and judging from his comments and smile, the trip seems to have been worth every penny.

Amy Poehler Gives Birth to Baby Boy
Comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have welcomed their first child, a boy. Archie Arnett was born on Saturday and weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., their rep Lewis Kay said in a statement.