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Call for papers: Social movements and the economy

This is not an April Fool’s joke. Call for Papers: Social Movements and the Economy Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Date: October 23-25, 2015 We invite submissions for a workshop on the intersection of social movements and the economy, to be held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from Friday October 23 to […]

Slate Voice: “Why Don’t We Have a Better Condom?”

This story is part of a special Slate Plus feature package on “Why Don’t We Have a Better Condom?" Be sure to check out the other Slate Plus exclusives related to this story, including a behind-the-scenes conversation between writer L.V. Show More Summary

Is Ted Cruz too conservative for Republican primary voters?

On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) became the first major contender to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Dan Balz has written that Cruz’s candidacy “tests the limits of conservatism,” and based on his congressional roll call voting record, Cruz is the fourth-most-conservative member of the Senate. Show More Summary

House Republicans to Push Bill Declaring “End to Racism” in U.S.

WaPo: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, a group of Southern House Republicans have put forward a congressional resolution declaring that ‘racism is a thing of the past’ … Continue reading ?

Sniffer dogs to transform the aquaculture industry

A recent breakthrough by scientists at the University of Poisson, Canada has discovered the use of sniffer dogs in the detection of acidification in water samples. Although the training and research is ongoing, the university has released promising data suggesting a 98% success rate in the detection of subtle changes in water acidity. Dogs have […]

A bold new Arab vision…for 2009

The Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh over the weekend produced a show of unity and pledges of support to the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Enthusiastic commentators have declared it the dawn of a new era for the Arab world and the launch of an enduring new doctrine of autonomous Arab collective action in […]

Koko: Crowdsourcing depression

A new peer-to-peer networking tool enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques. A study involving 166 subjects who had exhibited symptoms of depression allowed researchers to compare their tool with an established technique known as expressive writing. Show More Summary

Whitman’s Obituary, Slightly Annotated

I spent part of last week thinking about Whitman’s final days: his misreported final day and his actual final day. In the course of this thinking (and thinking may just be a fancy word for online searching), I happened upon… Continue reading ?

Korea Aerospace Industries on the Cusp of Winning 5th Gen KFX Korean Stealth Fighter Program?

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected as the preferred bidder in South Korea’s proposed KFX fighter programme to build an indigenous fighter.In an email to Flightglobal, KAI confirmed that Seoul’s Defense Acquisition Procurement Agency (DAPA) has awarded it preferred bidding status, with Lockheed Martin tapped as the foreign technical assistance company (TAC).[...]Show More Summary

Cenomanian Cretaceous Morocco Have a Spinosaur Dominated Paleoecology

Overabundance of piscivorous dinosaurs (Theropoda: Spinosauridae) in the mid-Cretaceous of North Africa: The Algerian dilemmaAuthors:Benyoucef et alAbstract:The informally called ‘Continental intercalaire’ is a series of continental and brackish deposits that outcrops in several regions of North Africa. Show More Summary

Differential tolerances to ocean acidification by parasites that share the same host

Ocean acidification (OA) is predicted to cause major changes in marine ecosystem structure and function over the next century, as species-specific tolerances to acidified seawater may alter previously stable relationships between coexisting organisms. Show More Summary

Delightful 17th-Century Traveling Library Packs 40 Volumes Into One

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Closed, the leather outer case of this 17 th -century traveling library looks like an oversized book. Show More Summary

South by Southwest - the case of the missing Latinos

In March, artists, media industry executives and new media experts gathered in Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival to discuss the future of music, film and interactive media. read more

Search Pending for Tiahuanaco "Underground Anamolies"

Archaeologists from the Tiahuanaco Archeological Research Center have discovered an underground pyramid at the site of the ancient fortress in western Bolivia, using ground-penetrating radar. Meanwhile, the Bolivian government has announced...Show More Summary

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome: "First they claimed the hobbit was really a modern person with microcephaly – an abnormally small head… [w]e showed that this could not be true. Show More Summary

Burmese literary festival

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival was 28 to 30 March, and in The Guardian Margaret Simons reports on Water shortages, factions and free speech at Burma's Irrawaddy literary festival. Among her observations: Very few Burmese writers are...Show More Summary

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

They've announced the winners of the 80th (!) Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards -- "the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity". None of the five winning titles are under review at the complete review.

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