Medical student and child at Minnesota Indian Health alternative spring break experience.
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
The sustainability of academic medical centers and the value of a liberal education have both been under attack. Both are essential and integrated components of our best U.S. institutions.
Changing a centuries-old format will take some big thinking.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Trump talks trade and U.S. economic independence in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Trump's claims about free trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership generally don't hold water.
A progressive tag team to save the TPP?
Leading progressives including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been very vocal in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's why they should get on board.
Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
Denise Barlage and Venanzi Luna.
Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the world. The retailer's size means it has huge influence on labor standards. A Dartmouth historian profiles the women who are pushing Walmart to improve.
Who owns your thoughts? And other important questions raised by technology.
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New and imagined digital technologies have important ethical implications. We should devise relevant social norms through a high-profile, public, collaborative process.
Who will make a better dance mix – a computer or a human?
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Testing whether machines are capable of generating sonnets, short stories or dance music that is indistinguishable from human-generated works.
Both Hamlet and ‘True Detective’’s Rust Cohle make audiences wonder whether they’re deserving of sympathy or blame.
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The psychological complexity of Shakespeare's characters has rendered them timeless. Today, we see The Bard's influence in shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective.'
Theranos founder and CEO Elizathbeth Holmes arrives at the WSJDLive in October 2015.
Theranos has had medical laboratory experts scratching their heads for some time. What the company was promising just didn't make a lot of sense.
An x-ray showing a pair of lungs infected with TB (tuberculosis).
Many people in the U.S. have no idea that TB is still found here, or what a major health risk it poses in other parts of the world.
Ted Cruz and his backpfeifengesicht?
Even if you don't have a word for it, you can make one up.
Marco Rubio in Exeter, New Hampshire.
For 100 years, retail politics has ruled the New Hampshire primary. We may be seeing a new dynamic emerge in 2016.
Million Mask March in London November 2015.
Why did a hacktivist collective like Anonymous repurpose the image of Guy Fawkes for its ubiquitous masks? A scholar looks at how a 17th-century English villain became the face of resistance.
What constitutes liberal arts?
University of Central Arkansas
It is those who know how to think nimbly, creatively and responsibly that end up building extraordinary careers.
Dance is about creating work in a collaborative way.
Liberal arts institutions teach students critical thinking skills. But rarely do they learn how to collaborate.
Brains are physical organs, but also the seat of something essential about us.
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New technologies bring questions that have belonged to the abstract realm of philosophers into concrete focus. Why do medical interventions in the brain feel different than those elsewhere in the body?
Obama and Pope Francis at the White House, September 23 2015.
A pope will address the US Congress for the first time this week, but Catholicism and American politics have long been intermingled.
Launching a space balloon in Sweden.
Geomagnetic storms can interact with particles near Earth, causing issues for satellites and other tech. Researchers send balloons 20 miles into the sky to figure out just what's going on up there.
Anti-American in 2009.
The nuclear deal may be signed, but the history of the Islamic regime shows they will continue to rely on external conflicts to consolidate power.