Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson explains VR-enabled training to his players.
Indiana University Athletics
Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
Clashing views in front of SCOTUS.
What public opinion surveys reveal about changing attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
Is the doctor in?
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The U.S. is facing a shortfall of physicians, but many medical school grads can't land a spot in a residency program.
Hurricane Sandy was a turning point on views about climate change, but the effect doesn’t trump political views.
Despite what some climate advocates think, extreme weather events do little to sway Americans' political views on climate change.
A helping hand.
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One of the best-known indictments of the medical profession – which though over 100 years old still applies today – is found in the preface to George Bernard Shaw’s 1906 play, “[The Doctor’s Dilemma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctor%27s_Dilemma_(play…
Rethinking chronic pain.
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A sea change in pain treatment helped create the opioid abuse epidemic, and another sea change in how doctors view chronic pain could help curb it.
A gift of cash may be just the right thing.
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Still don't know what to get your loved one? Here are four gift-giving taboos meant to be broken.
‘What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?’
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
The title page from the first edition of A Christmas Carol.
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In attempting to capture a new spirit of Christmas, Dickens reminds us of the power of the past and the future to change the way we see the present.
Love is for everyone.
How Paul Dirac, a brilliant but lonely man, found something new and wonderful that had been missing his entire life: love.
The conflict mineral provision has hurt the victims of the violence more than the perpetrators.
Congress tasked the SEC with reducing violence in Congo through Dodd-Frank's conflict minerals provision. A laudable goal, but the SEC can't achieve it.
A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, the nation’s largest needle-exchange program, in Seattle, Washington.
Why have the demographics of heroin use changed so much? For that, we can look to dramatic increase in prescriptions for opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin or Vicodin.
Should states test homeschoolers?
Homeschooling regulations vary from state to state. And loopholes in these regulations could excuse parents from actually reporting the results.
Palestinian men pray in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-amid.
Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.
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John Kerry and 20 diplomats came together Saturday to seek a way toward peace in Syria. A former Indian ambassador to Syria believes good progress was made.
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen looking into an X-ray screen placed in front of a man’s body and seeing the ribs and the bones of the arm.
Wellcome Library, London
November 8 marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. Its revolutionary impact represents one of science’s greatest stories.
Road to nowhere?
Obama will decide on the Keystone pipeline before he leaves office, but despite marginal voter interest, it's an issue politicians on all sides will not let die.
Blood is just one of the body fluids we need to survive.
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By learning a bit more about these body fluids, we can develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our own biology.
Looking to the cosmos to find our place in the universe.
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Proponents of Big History say science provides a better sacred story for humanity than traditional faiths. Will this lead to an era of better stewardship of the environment?
Justin Trudeau displaced Stephen Harper, an avowed friend of the fossil fuel industry, as Canada’s prime minister.
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?