WJCT NEWS http://news.wjct.org en Historic Marker Commemorates Century Old Edward Waters Building http://news.wjct.org/post/historic-marker-commemorates-century-old-edward-waters-building <p>As of Wednesday, a new historical marker stands on the lawn in front of the library at the Edwards Waters College campus. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:55:20 +0000 Lindsey Kilbride & Melissa Ross 12992 at http://news.wjct.org Historic Marker Commemorates Century Old Edward Waters Building Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy http://news.wjct.org/post/obama-gets-taste-jiros-dream-sushi-name-diplomacy President Obama kicked off the first leg of his tour of Asia on Wednesday with some sushi diplomacy.<p>He dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a revered and tiny temple of sushi in Tokyo called <a href="http://www.sushi-jiro.jp/eng-index.html">Sukiyabashi Jiro</a>. The subterranean restaurant, with just 10 seats at the counter, was made famous by the 2011 documentary <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148737187/cameras-follow-worlds-greatest-sushi-chef">Jiro Dreams of Sushi</a>.<em> </em><p>Obama emerged with a thumbs-up review. "That's some good sushi right there," he said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 13004 at http://news.wjct.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit http://news.wjct.org/post/unbeliebable-justin-offends-asian-fans-shrine-visit Pop star Justin Bieber has been lurching from <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/justin-biebers-2013-a-year-of-mishaps-controversies-sobbing-fans-and-fake-retirements-9030439.html">crisis</a> to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2574166/Judge-orders-police-video-showing-Justin-Bieber-urinating-Miami-jail-cell-released-blackout.html">crisis</a> in recent months, but his latest faux pas could be his biggest, risking the affections of possibly a billion Beliebers.<p>During a trip to Japan, the 20-year-old Canadian singer appears to have visited perhaps the Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 13000 at http://news.wjct.org Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record http://news.wjct.org/post/costly-hepatitis-c-pill-shreds-drug-industry-sales-record The launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill in December. And then Gilead Sciences was off to the races. The company said it sold $2.27 billion worth of Sovaldi in the quarter that ended March 31. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Scott Hensley 13001 at http://news.wjct.org Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' http://news.wjct.org/post/scientists-pinpoint-source-antarctic-quack For decades, researchers and submarine crews in icy waters off the coast of Antarctica have been picking up a mysterious quacking sound.<p>The "bio-duck," as its called, has been heard on and off since Cold War patrols picked it up on sonar during the 1960s.<p>"It goes 'quack, quack, quack, quack,' " says <a href="http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/acoustics/psbAcousticsPeople.html">Denise Risch</a>, a marine biologist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. "It has this almost mechanical feel to it."<p>Some thought it might be a secret Soviet sub. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 13003 at http://news.wjct.org Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back? http://news.wjct.org/post/why-are-we-spiteful-even-though-it-bites-us-back Maybe you turn up your music when your neighbor complains about the noise.<p>Or maybe you curse a baby princess because you didn't get invited to her christening, as in "Sleeping Beauty" and its latest incarnation, the upcoming movie "Maleficent."<p>To see spite in its purest form, try brunch in New York. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 13002 at http://news.wjct.org Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back? For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest http://news.wjct.org/post/shakespeares-450th-birthday-heres-unusual-tempest <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nioCQypMVmg</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Mark Mobley 12995 at http://news.wjct.org For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury http://news.wjct.org/post/education-may-help-insulate-brain-against-traumatic-injury A little education goes a long way toward ensuring you'll recover from a serious traumatic brain injury. In fact, people with lots of education are seven times more likely than high school dropouts to have no measurable disability a year later.<p>"It's a very dramatic difference," says <a href="https://www.hopkinsresearch.org/BIO/BIO_BioPg.aspx?User_ID=37446">Eric Schneider</a>, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins and the lead author of a new study. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 12996 at http://news.wjct.org Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury Chile Wildfire Litters Questions In The Ash Of Burned-Out Homes http://news.wjct.org/post/chile-wildfire-litters-questions-ash-burned-out-homes In Chile, a fire that started in the hills above Valparaiso continues to burn. The blaze has killed 15 people and destroyed 2,500 homes in the area that surrounds Valparaiso. Reporter Alexandra Hall looks at some of those affected. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 12999 at http://news.wjct.org Big-Time Home Sales Stoke Hope For Northeast Housing Market http://news.wjct.org/post/big-time-home-sales-stoke-hope-northeast-housing-market Realtors are seeing reasons for optimism in the housing market. As Kaomi Goetz of WSHU reports, one historic home sale suggests the high end of the market is booming again — in Connecticut, at least. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 12998 at http://news.wjct.org