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Study finds religious people are now more accepting of homosexuality

Study finds religious people are now more accepting of homosexuality

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 13 (UPI) --According to a recent study by Duke University, religious groups are now more likely to accept homosexual people into their congregations.
Thor Benson
Female baboons with male friends live longer

Female baboons with male friends live longer

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Research has shown strong social relationships to be good for human health. Now a new study shows the same holds true for baboons.
Brooks Hays
Strange swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger

Strange swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10 (UPI) --A new swamp-dwelling creature unearthed in the Egyptian desert has been named for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
Brooks Hays
Scientists send messages between two brains

Scientists send messages between two brains

BOSTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) --A Harvard scientist and his colleagues have simulated telepathy by transmitting thoughts directly from one brain to another via the Internet.
Ben Hooper
As testosterone declined, human society flourished

As testosterone declined, human society flourished

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Researchers found a correlation between shrinking levels of testosterone in humans and the expansion and sophistication of human societies.
Brooks Hays
John Wayne Enterprises battling Duke University over bourbon that bears his nickname

John Wayne Enterprises battling Duke University over bourbon that bears his nickname

DURHAM, N.C., July 10 (UPI) --John Wayne Enterprises and Duke University are locked in a legal battle over the right to sell "Duke" bourbon and other products with the actor's nickname.
Evan Bleier
China flattens mountains for suburban development

China flattens mountains for suburban development

LANZHOU , China, June 9 (UPI) --China is preparing to flatten hundreds of mountains so nearby cities can expand.
Ed Adamczyk
Sports, energy drinks linked to smoking, lots of screen media use

Sports, energy drinks linked to smoking, lots of screen media use

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. teens who drank sports and energy drinks weekly drank more sugary beverages, were more likely to smoke and more likely to be sedentary.
Alex Cukan
Many Chipotle customers underestimate calories of a burrito

Many Chipotle customers underestimate calories of a burrito

DURHAM, N.C., April 29 (UPI) -- Chipotle customers underestimated the number of calories in their planned orders, on average, by 21 percent in a new survey.
Alex Cukan
In animals, bigger brain means more self-control

In animals, bigger brain means more self-control

BERKELEY, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- According to a new study, the smaller an animal's brain is, the less self-restraint that animal possesses.
Brooks Hays
New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

DURHAM, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- The increased rates of depression among new moms living with family might be due to differing expectations and stigmas.
Alex Cukan
New guidelines: 87% of men age 60 and older may get statins

New guidelines: 87% of men age 60 and older may get statins

DURHAM, N.C., March 20 (UPI) -- New guidelines for cholesterol lowering statins to help prevent heart disease may result in almost 13 million more U.S. adults taking the drug, researchers say.

Study: Contagious yawning not linked to empathy

DURHAM, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- Researchers in North Carolina say contagious yawning and empathy may not be linked despite past studies suggesting they are.
Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

DURHAM, N.C., March 13 (UPI) -- Assessing the personalities of patients during routine medical exams could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories, U.S. researchers say.

Duke freshman speaks out about porn career

DURHAM, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- A freshman at North Carolina's Duke University who went public with her career as a porn actress said the job is "something I absolutely love."
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Richard Nixon as a senior law school student at Duke University in 1937. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University is organized into two undergraduate and nine graduate schools. The undergraduate student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business schools among the top 12 in the country. Duke University was ranked as the thirteenth best university in the world in the 2008 THES - QS World University Rankings of universities worldwide.

Duke's research expenditures are among the largest 20 in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the nation's elite. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the athletic teams have won ten national championships, including three by the men's basketball team.

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