Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Believing in free will makes us feel more like ourselves.
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If you believe that you are in charge of your life and your actions, does that mean you also feel more like yourself?
How much information is too much? And where should it go?
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Augmented reality systems need to display relevant information in a useful location. That's impossible without eye tracking.
David Duke and Donald Trump.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.”
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
The nation’s political chasm – already wide – has grown even more since 2012.
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Elected officials and the media are in cahoots. Both have succumbed to a two-party system that treats voters not as independent thinkers, but as blind partisans.
Is this the future of physical therapy?
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Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
Is this happening to us? And is it good?
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Technology has made us able to do more while understanding less about what we are doing, and has increased our dependence on others.
Out of sync.
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Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
Hillary Clinton celebrates her nomination.
Political scientists from Texas A&M, UMass Boston and Emory University react to Tuesday’s big milestone for women in American politics.
Most of Prince’s work still remains private.
What happened after artists such as Michael Jackson, J.D. Salinger and Franz Kafka died suggests it'll be hard to keep Prince's unpublished work out of the public eye, regardless of his wishes.
Genomes don’t translate easily into an understanding of disease.
Big data is all well and good, but if we want medical breakthroughs, we'll need big theory too.
Deficiencies in a critical nutrient can lead to an abnormally wired brain. Illustration of a network of nerve cells in the.
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A gene mutation that causes problems for neural stem cells – the building blocks of the brain – could be corrected by adding carnitine.
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Aux États-Unis, des études montrent que le fait d’être debout à l’école peut favoriser une meilleure écoute.
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The days of teachers telling fidgety children to “sit still, sit up and pay attention” may be relegated to the history books. Squirming, wiggling and standing could help boost attention and focus.
Donald Trump fires up the crowd during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan.
An expert in American political rhetoric highlights an extremely effective rhetorical device to which the controversial candidate often resorts.
How hard should it be for the FBI to get access to your iPhone’s data?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
TPP still faces a long slog before it takes effect.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the deal earlier this month, but changes can still be made to improve the mechanism that allows investors to sue states.
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
Bloodletting was treatment for infection in the past.
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While some ancient therapies proved effective enough that they are still used in some form today, on the whole they just aren't as good as modern antimicrobials at treating infections.