Professor Dong Wong Cho of Chungbuk Provincial College in South Korea has an idea about violent video games. And it's truly bonkers. Read more...
New Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) replies have exposed more misdeeds by Professor Edward Wegman and Yasmin Said at George Mason University (GMU), closely involved with the Kochs, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and many others known for attacks on climate science. Show More Summary
Will Hutton writes: At least Summers sees some underlying economic dynamism. For techno-pessimists such as economist Professor Tyler Cowen the future is even darker. It is not only that automation and robotisation are coming, but that there are no new worthwhile transformational technologies for them to automate. All the obvious human needs – to move, [...]
Ancient coins, a map with an "X," a secret cave: It sounds like something out of a kid's book. Instead, it's an Australian professor's archaeological quest. During World War II, a soldier stationed on the Wessel Islands off northern Australia found several mysterious coins in the sand. Years later, a...
Entrepreneurs: here’s something to add to the list of things academics have found will enhance the performance of your business. Staying alive. In a bit of novel research coming out of the United Kingdom, Professors Sascha Becker ofShow More Summary
A fellow tax professor at Loyola University, Ellen Aprill, has put together a useful powerpoint on the way political activity comes into play in deciding whether an organization is eligible for 501(c)(4) status or should instead be treated as a...
A professor from Fudan University's School of Journalism says that "about 80 percent of children are obsessed with iPads," and the effects could be damaging to their social development, according to Shanghai Daily. [ more › ]
A new tool being developed by UT Arlington assistant professor of physics could help scientists map and track the interactions between neurons inside different areas of the brain. The journal Optics Letters recently published a paper...Show More Summary
image credit: elprimerpaso cc When Professor Juzo Kabuto built the super robot Mazinger Z he envisioned a world protected from the forces of Dr Hell and his mechanical beasts by this, his ultimate invention. Made from Japanium (found...Show More Summary
“All right, class, just a few notes before I turn things over to your professor. Due to last week’s food fight, fish sticks will no longer be served in the cafeteria. Also, this week’s pep rally has been rescheduled to Thursday. Finally, please join me in giving a big Antarctica U welcome to our new […]
By Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School; co-founder, Now-Casting Economics and CEPR Research Director, Adair Turner, Member of the UK Financial Policy Committee; Senior Research Fellow, Institute for New...Show More Summary
David Bandurski from China Media Project explained the idea of “online social management”, a set of tactics to increase the capacity for channeling online public opinion, put forward by Fu Siming, a professor at the Central Party School. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook ·...
"I'm baffled," said Stephen Urice, a professor at the University of Miami law school who has written critically of the raids. "Given the amount of illicit antiquities moving through the U.S. borders, these guys are really hacks. Surely...Show More Summary
It’s just over an hour long, but I still think you should all stop for a bit and have a listen to Professor Schmidt today. It’s on a fascinating subject, and Professor Schmidt is a great speaker. He’s got a Nobel prize, and if you can’t put an hour aside to learn something from a Canberran [...]
By Jayati Ghosh, Professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates. Cross-posted from Triple Crisis. Since her death, many eulogies of Thatcher have spoken of her as a revolutionary. Show More Summary
It's sad to note how collective humanity has done an ostrich on the warnings about the machines. Still the NFL exists, robbing us of our best and brightest, who will no longer be available for the coming war with SkyNET. ConferencesShow More Summary
Check out our coverage of Oprah Winfrey here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Read full article...
A law school professor is on a permanent campaign to argue that the telecom and cable industry has been overtaken by monopolists who resist innovation and overcharge consumers.
Earlier today we wrote about the intriguing new claim, from computer industry pioneer Ted Nelson, that the inventor of Bitcoin was probably Japanese math professor Shinichi Mochizuki. Mochizuki had made a name for him last fall when he cracked the infamous ABC Conjecture, which dealt with the nature of prime namers. Show More Summary
The Longreads team has teamed up with Syracuse assistant professor Aileen Gallagher in order to “search for and share outstanding student work.” If you’ve read (or written) something fantastic this past school year, they encourage you...Show More Summary