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How A 75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Head Was Reunited With Its Body

Forbes - Tech

The original Corythosaurus skull collected by George Sternberg in 1920. There are a few reasons a dinosaur's head might get separated from its body. Fossils erode over the millions of years they spend in the ground, quietly weathering away. Finding an entire skeleton is rare and takes remarkable preservation circumstances. Sometimes, the skeleton becomes disarticulated naturally and the whole thing is never uncovered.


Marlene Dietrich stars in Josef von Sternberg's 'Shanghai Express' in Pasadena

Los Angeles Times

Josef von Sternberg was not only one of the great directors of the 1920s and '30s, he was also an art collector in the circle of the enterprising dealer Galka Scheyer. She's the subject of the current "The Maven of Modernism" exhibit at the Norton Simon in Pasadena, and that enterprising museum is showing some of Von Sternberg's films along with it. Closing the series is 1932's "Shanghai Express," a stunning black-and-white extravaganza starring Von Sternberg's muse Marlene Dietrich as the enigmatic Shanghai Lily. "It took more than one man," she states enigmatically, "to change my name to Shanghai Lily."


Arkansas Foundation Adds $300M to Charter School Loan Funds

U.S. News

Marc Sternberg is the foundation's education program director for kindergarten through 12th grade. He says the loan programs will add about 18,000 charter school seats by 2027. Sternberg says the funds will allow schools to put more money toward teacher salaries, after-school programs and professional development.


Honor CEO Seth Sternberg: 'We're Using the Past to Predict the Future' - Home Health Care News

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Home care is often singled out for being slow to embrace and implement technology, but as the demand for care services grows, providers are forced to think outside of the box when it comes curbing caregiver turnover. San Francisco-based home care startup Honor understands this all too well, according to CEO Seth Sternberg. The company is using insights gleaned from machine learning to examine and address turnover internally and with its network of home care partners. Honor, which has raised $115 million since launching in 2014, teams up with independently owned and operated agencies by taking over caregiver recruiting, onboarding and training, in addition to day-to-day logistics. Currently, the company operates in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.


Jump around: How 'jumping genes' could transform gene editing

The Japan Times

For years, scientists have used a tool something like a pair of scissors for the complex task of gene-editing, but a newly discovered technique using "jumping genes" could offer a seamless, safer alternative. Gene-editing is the process of altering a part of DNA -- the code that governs much about how an organism develops and behaves. A key tool for editing is the CRISPR-Cas9 process, which uses CRISPRs -- a part of the immune defense system in bacteria -- to locate a target in the DNA, and the protein Cas9 to "snip" the DNA strand. The DNA then repairs itself, sometimes guided by a template that is inserted during the editing process. But the process is not always effective -- sometimes the repairs are incomplete or incorrect, and the damage response prompted by the cutting can have negative side effects.