How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world?
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Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Mega companies have managed to make themselves the center of regulators’ world.
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AT&T's planned merger would add to a growing list of mega deals that have not only harmed consumers and exacerbated inequality but also undermined our democracy.
What can ‘Snowden’ teach us about cybersecurity?
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The new movie about the NSA leaker is a new way for the public to learn about government surveillance, communications technology and privacy. How well does it prepare the public for that discussion?
Jose Louis Morales sits and prays under his brother Edward Sotomayor Jr.‘s cross for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model?
For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
Conditions in Alberta were ideal for wildfires: little snow cover, dry and warm.
Yes, climate change is creating conditions for the extraordinary wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but El Niño played a bigger role, says atmospheric scientist.
The attacker may already be inside.
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Breaches of confidential information are inevitable. But we can limit their size and scope, and therefore their damage.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
De plus en plus d'étudiants américains partent vers l'étranger.
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Nombreux sont les étudiants qui décident de partir à l’étranger. Mais l’Amérique n’est plus la terre promise. Troisième volet de notre série sur l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur.
Can global campuses promise the same academic freedom?
As universities set up campuses globally, the blanket protections of academic freedom are becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee.
Growing numbers of US students are going abroad to study.
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In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?
To understand the wide array of information in today’s world, we need a different kind of literacy. Some researchers call that 'metaliteracy.'
A protest in San Juan against government cuts.
Puerto Rico's economic woes have led some analysts to compare it to Greece. Paradoxically, Puerto Rico's colonial status explains both its growth and the impending financial debacle.
The new global university: is this a gamble?
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Universities across 32 countries are operating 235 global branch campuses across 73 nations. What does this trend mean? What changes is it bringing?
Smells good – but how does it work?
New research couldn't find evidence for a controversial theory of how our sense of smell works.
Sanctions intended to be biting have more often been toothless and about giving supporters the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from taking a principled stand.
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Sanctions have a terrible track record of success because they’re usually too weak to work and too easy to get around.
Kamiar Alaei: ‘It was the right thing to do’.
Brothers, Kamiar and Arash Alaei were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 for their work with HIV. Under a new government, Iran’s health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has blamed “misinformation and unscientific claims…