Skepticism

Think carefully before letting your children play risky sports

My heart goes out to the boys and parents described in the Nov. 15 front-page article “Damaged bodies, healing hearts.” I was reminded of our family’s near miss with this kind of pain. When my son was a 14-year-old playing rugby for Gonzaga College High School, a single tackle knocked him …

Opinion

Trump's Fanciful Plane Tale

This week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at a fanciful story that President Donald Trump tells about President Barack Obama’s last …

Donald Trump

7 Things Ev Most EV Owners Have in Common

Two days ago I did a little survey asking Electric car owners about some of the most common things Volt and Bolt owners and other EV owners have in …

Electric Vehicles

Peaceful Uncertainty: When Power Shocks Do Not Create Commitment Problems | International Studies Quarterly

Does a shock to the balance of power cause the advantaged actor to exploit its newfound advantage by initiating conflict? The modeling literature on …

Oxford University Press

Survey reveals young people more likely to support universal basic income, but it's not a left-right thing

Preliminary analysis of a European-wide survey has found young people are more in favour of introducing a universal income than their older peers. …

Universal Basic Income

The Democrats' Inaccurate Talking Point

Nonpartisan congressional analysts estimate that 13 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2025 if the health care law’s individual …

Health Care

Shouldn't Survivors Of Genocide Be Treated Differently?

Over the last week, several UK media sources ran stories on a striking piece of research publicised by Barnabas Fund. The story centres around Home …

Shia Islam

The Pai FCC Should Be Commended for Media Ownership Reform

Posted: Nov 17, 2017 12:00 PM<p>The FCC is finally modernizing its media regulatory regime. It’s about time. Newspapers are in dire straits with both …

Conservative View

A Process View of Business Model Innovation

In an era of globalization, cross-fertilization of technologies and industries, and changing markets, firms are introducing new ways of creating or …

Innovation

Twelve Ways to Really Stick It to Your Dentist

<i>The patient bites back</i><p>If you are anything like me, then you are an adult with severe distrust and general antipathy reserved for the American Dental …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Behavioral Scientist Explains Why Rituals Help Us Perform Better

<b>The zany rituals of Rafael Nadal</b><p>Rafael Nadal, considered one of the best tennis players of all time, is known for his many zany rituals. Consider, …

Arianna Huffington

Ethiopian Federal System - What Is in It?

opinion<p>Some 45% of the world's populations live under federal states, including hugely diverse countries like USA, India, Brazil, Canada, Nigeria and …

Africa

Scientific study reveals Bitcoin is not dominant in cryptocurrency market

Investors in cryptocurrencies do not consider price and underlying technology when they buy virtual currencies, but merely buy those with the highest …

Business Technology

Context Is The Secret To Growth For Modern Businesses

Over the past few years, three of the most disruptive businesses skyrocketed to success with almost zero advertising.<p>Tesla, which launched its Model 3 in July 2017, reportedly spends $6 per car on advertising, yet it dominates the electric vehicle market. According to a recent Quartz article, its …

Marketing

Where do we send B.C. teachers when they screw up? New Westminster

Have you ever wondered where B.C. teachers go when they screw up?<p>Not the ones who commit actual crimes – those go to jail and have their licences …

Education

Trump Didn't Cut Canine Program

<b>Q: Did President Donald Trump shut down a service dog training program for veterans?</b><p><b>A: No. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ended its</b> …

Donald Trump

Designing local well-being indicators: the case of the Grenoble metropolitan area

Across international, European, national and local scales, the emergence of new socio-environmental indicators highlights the need to develop …

Sustainability

FactChecking Trump's Business Boasts - FactCheck.org

As President Donald Trump listed the accomplishments of his trip to Asia, one example remains a mystery.<p>“Vietnam is ordering at least $12 billion …

Donald Trump

Fact Check: Trump's bizarre plane story

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, on President Trump's claim that former President Obama "never got to land" in the Philippines. More at FactCheck.org

News (U.S.)

Bitcoin and block networks

Digital currency<p>Bitcoin is the most famous example of what is now called <i>digital currency</i> or <i>cryptocurrency.</i> Unlike traditional money, bitcoins are not …

Bitcoin

Syracuse University mumps outbreak – bad anti-vaccine math

Partially because I’m an alumnus, and partially because I watch new reports about infectious disease outbreaks all over the world, I’ve been …

Public Health

Tour the goodies in Universal Audio 9.4 - including an Empirical Distressor

Universal Audio are here with their winter lineup – the latest processing tools for their hardware platform – now including a sought-after compressor.<p>…

Guitar

Poke Holes Through Your Membranes. It's Fun.

The cell membrane – the fundamental architecture of living things, the foundation of how our very bodies are organized – is a major pain in the …

Biology

Neuroeconomics

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Behavior

Universal Audio releases new plug-ins

I can tell you that I’m really excited about the latest release from Universal Audio. They have always been the top plug-in maker for me, but this …

Advice to aspiring data scientists: start a blog

(This article was first published on <b>Variance Explained</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Last week I shared a thought on Twitter:<p>When you’ve …

Data Science

Want Your Child To Eat Healthy As An Adult? Adopt These 5 Strategies

Create positive mealtime memories.<p>For the last several years I’ve collected studies that examine the relationship between adult eating habits and childhood feeding. Not just how kids eat today, but the type of adult eaters they will become.<p>Now, this type of research doesn’t prove cause and effect. …

Parenting

Economics isn't a bogus science — we just don't use it correctly

The financial crises of the past two decades, and our failure to predict them, have wreaked havoc on more than just the global economy. The bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000, the Enron scandal and the global financial crisis of 2008 have led to a loss of faith in economics itself.<p>But these …

Research

Hoboken Christmas Hoax

<b>Q: Is the newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, a Muslim and did he cancel “government involvement” in Christmas?</b> <b><br>A: No. Ravinder Bhalla is a</b> …

Fact Checking

Why philosophy is so important in science education – Subrena E Smith

Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my …

Education