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Birds Are Giving Researchers A Crash Course In Flight Safety

Research at The University of Queensland has revealed the stunningly simple reason why birds never crash mid-flight: they always veer right. The findings from Professor Mandyam Srinivasan’s laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute have enormous potential for automated anti-crash systems on aircraft. More »      

When the Cost of a College Degree Means a Lifetime of Debt

'Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable, talks about her book Playing the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. Show More Summary

Honestly – it’s about honesty.

I can remember being in one of my undergrad advertising classes and the professor told us about a recent study that measured the trustworthiness or honesty of various professions. Keep in mind, this was 30+ years ago but I can still see the slides he used to show us the results. Show More Summary

"When Hillary Gets Scared, She Plays The Russia Card"

By Gary Leupp, Professor of History at Tufts University, originally posted on Counterpunch Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Against Russia George H. W. Bush’s unsurprising support for Hillary Clinton strengthens the alliance of careful, conniving...Show More Summary


WHY ARE LEFTIST INSTITUTIONS SUCH CESSPITS OF DISCRIMINATION? An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them.’

Psycho For Love: Andrew Pakhomov killed his wife, Yelena Zakin; Sentenced to 45 years in prison

Yelena Zakin Yelena Zakin, Andrew Pakhomov (GREAT write-up) Charge in Zakin death New evidence in Zakin murder case could mean big break Slain woman allegedly attacked UAH employee Professor’s trial set for January Yelena Zakin’s last week of life was a time of betrayal, violence, jail and alcohol No more silence in murder case, daughter […]

Australia Is Losing Rainfall To Climate Change

Human-caused climate change is robbing crucial rain from southern parts of Australia by shifting Southern Ocean westerly winds towards Antarctica, according to a new study. Associate Professor Nerilie Abram, from The Australian National...Show More Summary

The University of Tennessee Chooses Wisely

Last week the University of Tennessee launched an “investigation” of law professor Glenn Reynolds for tweeting out “run them down” in response to scenes of rioters threatening motorists on Charlotte interstates. Twitter suspended his account briefly, and USA Today sidelined his column for a month. Show More Summary

Get Off My Lawn — By The Power Of The Fourth Amendment

Two law school professors and their clever constitutional-law project.

Yelena Zakin, Andrew Pakhomov: ID’s ‘Betrayed’ — Missing Wife Found Dead in Tennessee River Killed By Physics Professor

Yelena Zakin, an Alabama woman, was murdered and found floating in the Tennessee River 10 years ago. She was killed by her husband, UAH professor Dr. Andrew Pakhomov. Her life and death will be covered on Investigation Discovery’s true crime documentary Betrayed under the episode, titled “Blinded By Betrayal.” In the Betrayed episode, police are... Show More Summary

Professor arrives in Rwanda from U.S. to face genocide trial

KIGALI (Reuters) - A professor arrived back in Rwanda on Wednesday after being extradited from the United States to stand trial for his part in the country's 1994 genocide, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said.

Why Aren’t There More College Professors Of Color? One Ivy League Professor Says “We Don’t Want Them”

It’s not rocket science. Study after study has proven that diversity in college faculty is as important as having a diverse student body. Yet the number of faculty of color is still low on campuses nationwide. According to a report

Mathematician to become Chapman University's 13th president

Daniele Struppa is a mountain climber, a professor who explores Renaissance paintings and a father who talks to his 12-year-old about antibiotics and atoms. And on Friday, Chapman University will officially welcome the mathematician as its 13th president.  Struppa said he will challenge himself...

One Man's Dream To Screencap Every Soda Machine Ever Seen In A Video Game

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

The Video Game Soda Machine Project is the undertaking of Jess "Decaffeinated Jedi" Morrissette, a political science professor and amateur video game developer. He wants to archive via screenshot every soda machine that's ever appeared in a video game. Show More Summary

UTHealth's Run Wang Elected President of Sexual Medicine Society

Run Wang, M.D., professor and Cecil M. Crigler, M.D. Chair in Urology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

A Website Cataloging Screenshots of Soda Vending Machines That Show Up in Video Games

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Fallout 4 The Video Game Soda Machine Project is a website and labor of love by Jess Morrissette (a.k.a. “Decaffeinated Jedi“), a professor of Political Science at Marshall University, where he attempts to catalog screenshots of every soda vending machine that has appeared in video games. Pokémon FireRed Futurama: The Game Halo 2 Grand Theft […]

Podcast #238: Life in a Secular Age

It’s said that we live in a secular age. But what does that mean? Is it simply that people are less religious or is it something more? Philosophy professor Charles Taylor wrote a 900-page tome called A Secular Age in which he arguesShow More Summary

Don't Sell Obamacare as a Medicaid Expansion for Children

The path to victory for Obamacare boosters is getting mighty narrow. Over at the New York Times’s Upshot yesterday, Professor Aaron Carroll led off a defense of Obamacare by observing: Three years into Obamacare and it seems as if much...Show More Summary

'Run them down' tweet during Charlotte protests was free speech, law school says

The way Glenn Reynolds explains it, the law professor and USA Today conservative columnist was following the news out of Charlotte last week - watching as demonstrators protested the nation's … Click to Continue »

Some Brains Are Blind to Moving Objects

As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn't have anything to do with the eyes. In a new study, University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology Professor Bas Rokers and collaborators...Show More Summary

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