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Population health resource to give US cities access to key data

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Hundreds of United States cities will be able to identify their most pressing health needs more accurately -- thanks to a nationwide expansion of the City Health Dashboard, an innovative health data visualization tool.

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

By James Pomfret and Benjamin Kang Lim HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London. Show More Summary

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

Panpsychism vindicated?

Could the Universe be conscious? This might seem like one of those Interesting Questions To Which The Answer Is ‘No’ that so often provide arresting headlines in the popular press. Since the Universe contains everything, what would it be conscious of? What would it think about? Thinking about itself – thinking about any real thing […]

Watch the President of Costa Rica swallow a wasp

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

At a recent press conference, a wasp flew into the mouth of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís. "I ate it," he said in Spanish with a smile. "I ate the wasp." As Weird Universe points out, it's similar to this memorable and unscripted moment in Raiders of the Lost Ark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StIT0oYWyIA

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #89: Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton and has written for a variety of outlets including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, Seven Stories Press, and the New York Times.

All Eyez On Me: L.T. Hutton, Kat Graham, & Demetrius Shipp Jr. Discuss Their Pivotal Roles (AUDIO)

I was lucky enough to attend a special press conference of the highly discussed All Eyez On Me, a little before the movies release. While the movie is getting mixed reviews, one thing is getting universal praise, and that is the acting from Tupac Shakur actor Demetrius Shipp Jr., and Jada... Show More Summary

University of Minnesota to raise tuition this fall

The University of Minnesota will raise tuition at its Twin Cities campus this fall. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2rRgyB5 ) reports that the university's board voted Tuesday to approve … Click to Continue »

Egyptologists Examine 'Sensational' Discovery

Think losing a toe in ancient Egypt meant you'd be forever without one? Not so, at least in one case. Egyptologists from Switzerland's University of Basel have since 2015 been studying what a press release calls an "ancient Egyptian elite cemetery" near Luxor, and one of its finds was small...

Language learning startup Lingokids scores $4M funding and partners with Oxford University Press

Madrid, Spain-based (and U.S. incorporated) edtech startup Lingokids is on a mission to get young kids learning a second language. The company, previously known as Monkimun, offers language lessons in the form of interactive games for children aged 2-6 and delivered via an online subscription and parental portal. Show More Summary

City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tails

(Oxford University Press USA) Researchers argue they need greater access to urban properties if they are to win the war against rats. People around the world denounce rats for fouling foods, spreading disease, starting fires, and even disabling motor vehicles. Show More Summary

Nominations Sought: Best Law Mentors, Best New Lawyers

Following up on his book, What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2013), Michael Hunter Schwartz (Dean, McGeorge) is seeking nominations for his two forthcoming books: What the Best Law Mentors Do (Harvard University Press Forthcoming 2019): We are looking for the best law mentors in America. Our...

The Sacred Era review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Aramaki Yoshio's 1978 science fiction novel, The Sacred Era, now out in English from the University of Minnesota Press. Aramaki is clearly an interesting author and I'dShow More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Frank O. Bowman III (Missouri), Days of Future Past: A Plea for More Useful and More Local Legal Scholarship, in The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools (Cambridge University Press 2017) Ben Bratman (Pittsburgh), Studying Better Ways to Test Bar Applicants for Minimum Competence: Another Reason to Care about...

Mathematicians deliver formal proof of Kepler Conjecture

(Cambridge University Press) A mathematical problem more than 300 years old gets a formal proof with the help of computer formal verification.

Yale Graduate Teachers Union Presses On With Struggle For Negotiated Contract

Yale University graduate teachers unionized in February but are being stonewalled by an administration that refuses to negotiate with them. The post Yale Graduate Teachers Union Presses On With Struggle For Negotiated Contract appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Legal Scholarship Bubble Has Burst

Frank O. Bowman III (Missouri), Days of Future Past: A Plea for More Useful and More Local Legal Scholarship, in The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools (Cambridge University Press 2017): Legal scholarship is at an inflection point because the legal education industry, to which legal scholarship is merely...

Is Palmer amaranth developing traits that make it harder to control?

(Cambridge University Press) New research featured in the journal Weed Science, shows 'life history' traits may be contributing to crop losses by making Palmer amaranth more aggressive and difficult to control.

North Korea releases US student, Secretary of State Tillerson says: AP

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a U.S. university student who has been held captive there since January 2016, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, was on his way back to the...

Book Note: Cognitive Science and the New Testament (István Czachesz)

István Czachesz. 2017. Cognitive Science and the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Finally we have a introductory "textbook" that covers the main tenets of the cognitive science of religion as they are applied to the field of New Testament and early Christianity. Show More Summary

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