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Highest-Paid Private College Prez Made $7.1M

Rensselaer's Shirley Ann Jackson received big retention incentive

(Newser) - Being president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute paid more than 15 times as much as being president of the United States in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 's latest pay survey. Shirley Ann Jackson's total compensation added up to $7,143,312 for the year, millions... More »

Really Black Is the New Black

Scientists create darkest black ever, and it may have practical uses

(Newser) - What's the blackest thing you can think of? If you said a carpet of carbon nanotubes, you probably work with a Rice University team of scientists whose current project is "pushing the limit of how much light can be absorbed into one material." Their new material could lead... More »

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