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Anime app Crunchyroll is now available for Wii U

Crunchyroll is pretty cool, right? I'll admit: I don't really know from experience. The only anime stuff I have watched lately have been Miyazaki films and the Professor Layton anime. But following people like our former Editor-in-Chief...Show More Summary

How to be much happier

1. Thank someone First thing in the morning, send an email thanking or praising someone. Research shows this can make you much happier. 2. Spend money — on someone else Harvard professor Michael Norton, author of Happy Money: The Science...Show More Summary

Student Trolls Anti-Arduino Prof With Parasite MCU

Like some of our grouchier readers, [PodeCoet]’s Digital Sub-Systems professor loathes everyone strapping an Arduino onto a project when something less powerful and ten times as complicated will do. One student asked if they could just...Show More Summary

Happy Holidays!

A merry day of celebration to those of you who care, from The Society Pages and card-maker extraordinaire, Letta Page! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Harvard Professor Tribe Makes Peabody Coal’s Case Against Clean Power Plan in The Wall Street Journal

This is a guest post by Climate Nexus. While many legal experts have already picked apart his argument, Harvard Professor Laurence H. Tribe took his analysis on behalf of the world’s largest privately held coal company against the  EPA...Show More Summary

The Director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes Veers Into Science Fiction with The Gambler, a Film That Expects Us To Believe Mark Wahlberg as an English Professor

(The Gambler opens tonight at 7 pm in theaters around the city.) Would you take a literature course from this man? What a weird world we live in, that the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes chose as his next project a Mark Wahlberg-starring remake of a 40-year-old James Caan movie scripted by James Toback. Show More Summary

Elevated Testosterone Levels Linked to High Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Testorone has a complicated relationship with Alzheimer’s Disease. Studies have found that having lower testosterone levels increased the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, said Dr. James Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at UNT Health Science Center. Show More Summary

'The Gambler' comes up short by failing to go all in

A remake of the 1974 film of the same name, "The Gambler" stars Mark Wahlberg as a man who charts a course of self-destruction aiming to reset his life by losing everything, having found life as a college literature professor born to a wealthy family too much to bear. Everybody's got their...

Could The FAA's Drone Policies Violate The First Amendment?

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Law professor Margot Kaminski has a fascinating post detailing how the FAA's "drone licensing" program could very much violate the First Amendment. A while back, she'd already expressed concerns about the FAA's attempt to ban the use...Show More Summary

REVEALED: How Social Media Is Changing Our Brains And Reshaping Our Relationships

Social media is dominating most of our attention throughout the day. Yet, is it truly changing our face-to-face relationships? Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine reveals how social media is actually physically rewiring our brains. Show More Summary

Doctor Admits Abortionists Who “Take Kids Apart” Suffer From Drug Addictions, Suicides

(LiveActionNews) — Dr. Julius Butler, then professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said the following about abortionists: Remember, there is a human being at the other end of the table taking that kid apart. We’ve had guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two. Note that he […]

When Bioethics Has No Ethics: Pushing Medical Futility and Requiring Organ Donation

Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve. Show More Summary

Expert: Ebola Outbreak Will Probably Last All of Next Year

Professor Peter Piot still says he is encouraged by the progress made in Sierra Leone

Julianne Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’

The actress opens up about her riveting performance as a university professor whose life unravels after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Christmas Decoration is a Full-Contact Sport, So Wear a Helmet

In a recent New Yorker look at holiday-related decorating injuries, Ben Wellington, a professor at the Pratt Institute, warns that every year around 15,000 people check into the ER as a direct result of yuletide mishap. These seasonal blunders include everything from stepladder spills to string-light electrocutions to giant candy cane bludgeonings. Show More Summary

Season’s Greetings From Salvador Dalí

The surrealist designed the Nativity scene above for Hallmark in 1959. Colin Marshall has more: [Professor Rebecca] Bender cites Patrick Regan’s book Hallmark: A Century of Caring as describing Dalí’s “take on Christmas [being] a bit too avant garde for the average greeting card buyer.” But tastes, even mainstream tastes, seem to have broadened quite […]

Success and Failure in a Year of Prominent Deals

Deal makers adopted new strategies and revived some old ones in 2014, and Steven Davidoff Solomon grades the year’s most notable transactions in the Deal Professor column.

Scientist Is Using PS3 To Study Black Holes

Who says that PlayStation 3?s are just for playing games or watching Netflix? University of Massachusetts Dartmouth physics professor Dr. Gaurav Khanna, for instance, is using a whole bunch of the consoles networked together in order to study black holes.Click To Continue Reading

Fuller Seminary Professor Stunned by Scott Adam’s Death

A Fuller Theological Seminary professor said he was shocked by news that his former student and friend, Scott Adam, was killed by Somali pirates who hijacked the Americans’ yacht.

A Screenplay for a Short Film About a Woody Allen Pitch Meeting

The plot of the latest untitled Woody Allen film—"On a small college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student"—was recently brought to our attention. Here's how we imagine that pitch meeting going down. Read more...

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