Hi guys. Before you ask, I'm white too. Someone wise said social activism tastes better when the waiter is white, and while this is unfortunate, you clearly aren't listening to your professor, Shannon Gibney, so I thought I'd take a moment to clear some things up, mano-a-mano. Show More Summary
In a recent study, University of Dayton law professor Susan Wawrose asked legal employers what they looked for in new graduates. The results were surprising, notes The Wall Street Journal. Rather than seeking graduates with great practical skills, employers were more interested in "the softer skills, like work ethic, collegiality......
Guest Post: Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
A University of Iowa researcher has discovered that a "Goldilocks" effect applies to the reproductive output of a tiny New Zealand snail—considered a troublesome species in many countries—that may one day help environmentalists control...Show More Summary
Professor Dan Burns uses a sheet of spandex, some bearings, marbles and weights to demonstrate the basic principles of gravity, and how planetary orbits were established. It’s how to play with the fabric of space, literally.
Seattle football fans erupted in cheers so raucous early in the Monday night match-up against the New Orleans Saints that their jumping up and down registered as five minor earthquakes, a state university professor told Reuters. TheShow More Summary
The FDA made a wise move in forcing 23andMe to stop marketing its $99 genetic testing kit, writes Columbia professor Robert Klitzman at Bloomberg View. The premise of companies like these sounds great: Get your DNA tested for a modest sum and head off serious health issues. But the scientific...
Bucknell University biology professor Chris Martine has discovered and described a new species of wild eggplant, found in Australia's Lost City. Martine, who named the plant Solanum cowiei, recently detailed his findings in the journal...Show More Summary
University professor Heather Miller Coyle plans to develop a new DNA profiling and sequencing method to detect nasty microscopic contaminants.
by Christian Christensen The Public Professor: Dissent in Commodified Higher Education Or…What Kind of University Will My Daughter Attend in 2027? The following is the text of my public Professorial Installation lecture…
Academics have developed a new method which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately. Research led by Professors Paul Blackwell and Caitlin Buck from the University of Sheffield's School of Mathematics and Statistics and...Show More Summary
by Alex Balk “Intuition is thinking without thinking. It's what people call gut feelings. Women tend to be better than men at these kinds of skill which are linked with being good mothers,” says a professor who is probably never gonna hear the end of it for making that statement. 0 Comments The post Lady Brains Make Girls Better At Mom Stuff: Science appeared first on The Awl.
A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee and Professor Yoon Sung Nam from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed the biotemplated design of flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device, called "nanogenerator." read more
Usually I don’t post answers to questions right away, but Mark Liberman was kind enough to answer my question yesterday so I think I should reciprocate. Mark asks: I’ve been playing around with data from Coursera transaction logs, for an economics course and a modern poetry course so far. Show More Summary
Three white, male students have slapped a black, female Minneapolis Community and Technical College professor with a racial discrimination complaint, causing the professor to be formally reprimanded by school officials for creating a "hostile learning environment," Salon reports.
As a professor of Chicana/o Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, Robert Chao Romero has seen his share of students fall in love with social justice—and fall out of touch with their Christian faith.
What do we think about when we think about naked people? In the New York Times this weekend, Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom says that it's time to rethink the theory of objectification. The feminist argument is that when people...Show More Summary
SMH at them whining about the white man "always being the villain!"
In the summer of 2011, a group of law school professors filed a petition (PDF) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the nation's leading financial regulator, asking it to force corporations to disclose their political spending. Show More Summary
• From the Barrio to Capitol Hill. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) talks about his struggle to make it to D.C. • Uncovering conservative attacks. Linguistics professor George Lakoff breaks down the front page of The New York Times and shows us the differences between liberal and conservative attacks.