Bill Bell, the “Jazz Professor,” died a few weeks ago and it has been circulating through Bay Area music circles. At SF Gate, you can read a fine obituary. It covers his amazing musical career performing with the Supremes and many jazz luminaries, as well as decades spent as a music teacher. In this post, […]
Political parties are more or less the expression of classes or class fractions. They organise classes, articulate and arrange their interests, and are a means by which they become conscious of themselves. The durability across nearly...Show More Summary
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
(University at Buffalo) Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Communication and an expert in the political effects of communication technology.
(Oregon State University) The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting.
(PLOS) Shortening consent documents makes no significant difference to how well potential research participants understand a clinical study, according to a study published April 26, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Christine Grady from the NIH Clinical Center, US, and colleagues.
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) Neuroscientists have created a 3-D window into the human brain's budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. What's more, they used it to discover...Show More Summary
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack (PA). Show More Summary
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2011.
(Rice University) In a new book spanning more than 640 pages, Rice University's eminent scholar of the American South, John Boles, takes a fresh, nuanced look at one of America's most talented, enigmatic and complex Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson. Show More Summary
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. TheShow More Summary
This month sociologist Matthew Desmond won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond’s book documents, in rich and depressing detail, what it’s like to try to pay rent as a low income earner and how easy it is to end up on the street. Eviction is not […]
(Cardiff University) The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a national report on serious violence published by Cardiff University.
(Wiley) Two new publications in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development validate the usefulness of a test that determines if sperm can capacitate, a process that allows them to fertilize an egg.
(University of Kent) The study, which was led by Stephen Earl from the University's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, discovered that psychological pressure from teachers can contribute to disengagement amongst teenage pupils under 14. Active disengagement behaviors include talking and making noise, with daydreaming in class amongst the more passive disengagement behaviors.
(Autism Speaks) Autism Speaks today issued the first in a series of annual, in-depth reports on special topics in autism. 'Autism and Health: Advances in Understanding and Treating the Health Conditions that Frequently Accompany Autism'...Show More Summary
(European Society of Cardiology) The impact of overtraining on the heart is set to be discussed at Europe's leading cardiovascular magnetic resonance meeting, to be held 25 to 27 May in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague (CCHP).
April 25, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston Today is Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial – she was born April 25, 1917 – and this my only Ella story.One night I was sitting at the bar in Bradley’s with two pianists who had been accompanists for...Show More Summary
April 25, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston Is this racist? I asked in the previous post. While on jury duty, I had guessed incorrectly that a Black man in the court building hallway was the defendant in a case and that a White man in a wheelchair was not. Show More Summary