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Study gauges humor by age

Television sitcoms in which characters make jokes at someone else's expense are no laughing matter for older adults, according to a University of Akron researcher. Jennifer Tehan Stanley, an assistant professor of psychology, studied how young, middle-aged and older adults reacted to so-called "aggressive humor"—the kind that is a staple on shows like The Office. read more

Preventive Medicine Expert: Obama 'Underplaying' Ebola Risk

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medical specialist who practices in Texas and Arizona, who has served as Adjunct Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Assistant Professor in Family...Show More Summary

At nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, 8 of 10 professors fired

43 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.

Study Indicates Possible New Way to Treat Endometrial, Colon Cancers

A study led by Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of Systems Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with Lydia Cheung, Ph.D. as the first author, points to cellular mutations in the gene PIK3R1 which activate ERK and JNK, thus allowing tumor growth.

Can anyone guess what went wrong here?

OK, here’s a puzzle for all of you. I received the following email: Dear Professor Gelman: The editor of asked me to write to see if you would be willing to review MS entitled We are hoping for a review within the next 2-3 weeks if possible. Show More Summary

Seminary Professors: Dean Called Asians "Slanty Eyed," And Proclaimed His Love Of Vaginas

There's big drama unfolding at an unlikely place: The General Theological Seminary, located in Chelsea. Eight professors were recently fired after they walked off the job to protest the dean, who has, they claim, "fostered an environment of secrecy and mistrust." [ more › ]

Professor X sure is a whiner in this X-Men supercut

In the comic books, Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, is the world’s most powerful telepath, able to read

Books On Lego

by Rick Paulas BrickJest, a collaboration between Kevin Griffith, an English Professor at Capital University, and his eleven-year-old son, Sebastian, reenacts scenes from David Foster Wallace's most famous novel, even though Sebastian has not even read the book. Show More Summary

These Premature Babies Survived, So Why Is it Okay to Kill Them in an Abortion?

According to the Office for National Statistics, 80% of babies born extremely premature will survive. Professor Neil Marlow, a consultant neonatologistat University College London Hospital said, “We found that babies born at 27, 28, 29 weeks, which had really high mortality rates when I was doing the first study, are now doing well and living […]

Why Today's Architects Build Digital Cities Instead of Scale Models

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the 80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Every semester he'd give a design project in downtown Manhattan, asking his students to spend the first two weeks of the term building a beautiful wood model of the surrounding site. Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Eli Friedman, professor at Cornell University, visits The Real News to provide the context of workers' involvement in the protests in Hong Kong, as well as the Catch-22 China faces in response to this protest. - Speaking of China,Show More Summary

Americans More Depressed Than in 1980s, San Diego State University Study Finds

A study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge shows Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades. Analyzing data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all parts of the country, Twenge found that Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble [...]

Indiana Tech Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof

Indiana Tech Law School invites applications for Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Law positions for the 2015-16 academic year who will teach primarily in one or more of the following areas: Tax and related courses, Wills, Trusts, and Estates and related courses, Torts, Family Law, and Civil Procedure....

Kerr: Five Tips on Placing Law Review Articles

Orin Kerr (George Washington), Tips on Placing Law Review Articles: I've come back to guest-blog this month at Prawfs in memory of my friend Dan Markel. Dan started Prawfs as a forum for junior law professors.... I thought it would be fitting to focus my guest-blogging on the topic...

The long war in Iraq: A quarter-century and counting

By Professor Tim Dunne and Dr Emily Tannock, both at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland Those selling the war against ISIS are likely to point out what is new about the present crisis....Show More Summary

The Great Barrier Reef is becoming more fragile

Research undertaken at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has found that coral reef skeletons are becoming less dense and more fragile. The study was led by Professor Jonathan Erez from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Boaz Lazar at Fredy and Nadine Hermann Institute of Earth Scientists, working with Carnegie Institute colleagues Dr J Silverman and […]

Harry Potter Collector Breaks the World Record

A Professor in Mexico Is Harry Potter Mad Film harry potter Menahem Asher Silva Vargas

Statement by Professors of Jewish Studies in North America Regarding the AMCHA Initiative

Received by email attachment) Statement by Professors of Jewish Studies in North America Regarding the AMCHA Initiative We the undersigned are professors of Jewish studies at North American universities. Several of us…

ISIS Terrorist Group Linked To Climate Change?

The rise of the ISIS terrorist group was partially a function of climate change, a City University of New York professor argues. In a Huffington Post essay, Prof. Charles B. Strozier, whose speciality is history rather than science, and co-author Kelly B. Show More Summary

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