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Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity

I met yesterday with a former doctoral student, now a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, Michael Kilgard. As a research fellow in my UCSF laboratory, Dr. Kilgard studied the conditions under which acetycholine enables brain...Show More Summary

Study: Green household products have hidden toxic hazards

From the University of Melbourne: Hidden hazards found in green products Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality, and health effects. Show More Summary

Guest Counterpoint: Patent Exhaustion and Helferich’s Assertion Problem

Guest Post by Professor Amelia Smith Rinehart (University of Utah) Recently, the Federal Circuit held that the New York Times and others infringed patents claiming methods and systems for delivering content to smartphones.[1] In a related Patently-O essay, Professor Sam Ernst states that the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Helferich is “directly contrary to Supreme Court […]

Hidden hazards found in green products

Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality, and health effects. read more

Did Archaeologists Just Discover Jesus Christ’s Childhood Home in Nazareth? A Professor Reveals the Fascinating Details

Finding the childhood home of Jesus Christ, arguably the most important and influential figure in history, would likely be the most famous and important archaeological discovery of all time. And

The Instant Gratification Culture Is Killing Fine Writers

4 hours agoNews : Truthdig

A sometimes acrid essay by an author and former creative-writing professor delivers some tough love to people hoping to become published writers.

"Minimum Wage is Poverty Wage": Wahneema Lubiano on the Economics of #Ferguson

Duke University Professor Wahneema Lubiano examines the socio-economic conditions that were critical to #Ferguson and its aftermath. Professor Lubiano's talk was sponsored by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University.

TV Club: Futurama: “Mother’s Day”/“The Problem With Popplers”

“Mother’s Day” (season 2, episode 18; originally aired 5/14/2000) In which some jerkwad robots wuv their mommy... In this episode, Professor Farnsworth has sex with Mom. We don’t actually see the fuckery on screen, but we do get a lot...Show More Summary

Climate of Incivility

Raul Grijalva, a Democratic Congressman from Arizona, sent letters to seven university presidents, asking them to release information on funding sources for university professors. One of the professors under investigation is Roger Pielke, Jr. The problem is that Grijalva’s beef with Pielke is plainly ideological. read more

This 5-minute presentation will convince you that Amazon is screwed (AMZN)

NYU professor Scott Galloway gave a 15-minute presentation on the four biggest companies in tech — Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple. The full presentation, which we saw on Josh Brown's website, is worth watching. But, the five minutes spent on Amazon are the most interesting. Show More Summary

Cornel West joins boycott of Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over Salaita firing

Dr. Cornel West has cancelled a high-profile lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in support of a boycott of the university over the firing of Professor Steven Salaita. In a statement West said, “My change of mind in regard to my cancellation of my lecture constitutes a line in the sand I could not cross,. Show More Summary

Classes that go off the grid help students focus

USC professor Geoffrey Cowan is a scholar of free speech and communication. But Cowan, the former dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, insists that students sometimes should be cut off from the social media and websites that are so prevalent in their lives.

Professor Calls To Include Porn On Danish High School National Curriculum

A well-known Danish sexology professor has come out and called for high school students to be shown pornography, as part of their educational curriculum, in order that they can learn the difference between real sex and and the sex they see on screen. Show More Summary

Lindzen contra Grijalva

(Scott Johnson) The wretched Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva has sent letters to seven university presidents based on his concerns about the heterodox climate-related testimony of professors at the institutions. He seeks “detailed records...Show More Summary

Bill Black: Question to Our Bank CEOs Who Are Criminals: “Have You No Sense of Decency”?

Lambert here: I couldn’t make up my mind whether there was any redundancy in the headline or not. By Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Originally published at New Economic Perspectives […]

The trick to setting goals the right way

A Wharton professor shares what does and doesn’t work when it comes to crafting goals for the year ahead.

Statins increase risk of developing diabetes by 46 percent

New research published in Diabetologia shows that use of statins is associated with a 46% increase in the risk of developing diabetes, even after adjustment for confounding factors. The study is by Professor Markku Laakso, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues. read more

Northwestern Professor Writes Disturbing Article in Support of Teacher-Student Relationships

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Sexual assault on college campuses is a systematic problem that many, from small student organizations to the White House, are trying to address and solve. The conversation has focused primarily on the issue...Show More Summary

Don’t Miss The ATL CONVERGE Conference On March 18

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

On March 18 in New York City, ATL will host the CONVERGE conference, featuring a series of panel discussions with an array of Biglaw partners, in-house counsel, professors, legal journalists, and entrepreneurs on the challenges and opportunities facing the legal industry today.

Ishi – “Push It” (Feat. Pusha T)

23 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Swedish pop producer Ishi has worked with rappers before — Lupe Fiasco, Tinie Tempah, and Professor Green to name a few — but his collaboration with Pusha T outstrips all of those. Aptly named “Push It,” the song finds King Push in prime fuck-failure mode, rapping about international and local victories with the kind of […]

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