Angela Fenoglioglioglio

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The Easiest Possible Way to Increase Female Speakers at Conferences

A new study shows that having just one woman on the organizing committee for a conference greatly increases the likelihood of women appearing at the front of the room.<p>Though they may lack the overt frattiness of certain tech gatherings, academic conferences in the sciences are often similarly prone …

Google Scholar Is Doing Just Fine, Says Google

Hope for Google's nerdy little brother<p>Under Larry Page, Google has had the stated strategic goal of putting "more wood behind fewer arrows." The company may dabble in robotics, but the company has steadily reduce the number of products it supports for public web users.<p>Simultaneous with these …

The Atlantic on Twitter: "The snowy northeast U.S. looked so, so gorgeous from space http://t.co/Mi8sqabCoo http://t.co/45zdjq66PJ"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>“@<b>TheAtlantic</b>: The snowy northeast U.S. looked so, so gorgeous from space http://theatln.tc/1e0SgTu …

Why America's Doctor Shortage Might Mean Trouble for Obamacare

ER visits were 40% higher for people who won Oregon's Medicaid lottery—in part because there aren't enough doctors to see them elsewhere.<p>Reuters<p>We have an ER problem.<p>Too many people use them for routine care, and too many people use them because they're uninsured. Now, these sound like the same …

This Guy Has Had a Months-Long Facebook Conversation With an Applebee's

"They never disappointed me. I love them."<p>Chip Zdarsky is a comic book artist and journalist. He is also a devoted pen pal ... of an Applebee's. For the past several months, Zdarsky has taken to Facebook to befriend one of the fast-casual chain's Canadian franchises. And the franchise has, …

What If Wealthy College Kids Were Required to Do Low-Wage Jobs?

The pros and cons of an internship program that tries to teach students about class divisions<p>Sawsene Nejjar is a student at L'Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie, a private college in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The summer after her first year at the school, she prepared for an unusual aspect of …