"The inner eye does not see upon command," says Professor Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and that is certainly true... but luckily, astrology doesn't come from the mind! Also lucky for us is that a Tumblr user...Show More Summary
Jonathan Gottschall was an associate professor of English whose career had stalled in mid-life. Then one day he looked out his office window, saw a MMA gym across the street, and decided he was going to train to become a fighter. He wanted both to prove something to himself and to gain firsthand experiences to draw […]
Flash's nemesis in the comics and the TV show, the Reverse-Flash, gets a new origin and a new costume.
The Austraian pilgrimage to Gallipoli is misunderstood, both historically and more recently, writes Associate Professor Brad West.
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At UPenn, campus leaders quash effort to address biased professors.
Mylan and Perrigo reincorporated overseas to lower their tax bills, but the move opened them up to unsolicited takeovers.
A student has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University, its board of trustees, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and art professor Jon Kessler, over Emma Sulkowicz's senior thesis project.
How much would you be willing to bet that a computer program could go toe-to-toe with professional poker players? Carnegie Mellon University researchers have taken that wager. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm, alongside researchers...Show More Summary
Harvard professor Roland Fryer, an economist who has done pioneering work on the sources and magnitude of racial inequality, won the John Bates Clark medal.
Paul Nungesser, the German Columbia University student who was accused of rape by fellow student Emma Sukowicz in a high-profile case, has filed a lawsuit against the university, its president and one of its professors. In the discrimination suit, filed on Thursday, Nungesser alleges that Columbia acted as "a silent... More »
For liberals, the great mystery of the last few decades is how Republicans usually have won enough votes to control one or both houses of Congress even as the party moves increasingly to the right. As political-science profs Jacob Hacker...Show More Summary
Law Professor Stephen Vladeck told Sputnik that Barack Obama is losing trust and credibility after he failed to disclose information about the extent of US drone strikes.
Last year, the Tribeca Film Festival began highlighting new mediums being used in storytelling, and that trend has translated over to 2015. Virtual reality is, naturally, a big part of this movement, as filmmakers start creating more content for consumer-grade devices like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Show More Summary
(Photo: Kevin Dooley) During the Fifth Century B.C., Athenians engaged in the usual practice of ostracism. Once a year, they took a popular vote. The person with the most votes was banished from the city. Ideally, this would remove the most hated person in the city. Show More Summary
The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents! Read more...
It stings when life’s not fair – but what happens if it means we profit? As Tom Stafford writes, some people may perform unexpected self-sabotage. Frans de Waal, a professor of primate behaviour at Emory University, is the unlikely star of a viral video. His academic’s physique, grey jumper and glasses aren’t the usual stuff […]
BuzzFeed has hired Craig Silverman as editor of its new Canada site. Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections. Silverman also serves as an adjunct professor for the Poynter Institute, which has housed Regret The Error since 2011. Show More Summary
Professor X and Harry Potter will be getting to some seriously screwed up stuff this fall. A pair of Victor Frankenstein first look images reveal the not-so-good doctor (played by James McAvoy) and his sidekick Igor (played by Daniel Radcliffe), whose terrible creation threatens to destroy them both. Show More Summary
TWEET OF THE WEEK: Dear Professors: You can’t do trigger warnings, cancel events b/c people get upset, then sell the humanities as teaching “critical thinking.”