Skepticism

Voters Like Economic Liberalization

Turns out, good policy tends to be good politics, too.<p>A few days ago, I shared some academic research investigating whether economic crises lead to …

Economics

More Than 120 Artists Coming To North Side For Glenwood Arts Fest

The 17th annual event will also feature 30 live bands.<p>CHICAGO, IL — More than 15,000 art lovers of all ages are expected to flock to Rogers Park this …

Brewpub

The Kids are Alright (Mostly): An Empirical Examination of Title IX Knowledge in Institutions of Higher Education

Sexual assault on college campuses is not a new phenomenon. For the past few decades, research has consistently documented that 1 in 4 college women …

Higher Education

Mental causation via neuroprosthetics? A critical analysis - Philsci-Archive

Pernu, Tuomas K. (2018) <i>Mental causation via neuroprosthetics? A critical analysis.</i> Synthese. ISSN 1573-0964<p>Preview<p>Text<br>Mental Causation Via …

Philosophy of Science

16% Of Women Have Done THIS And Hid It From Their Husbands

Just Now<p><b>Question:</b> 16% of women have done THIS and hid it from their husbands. What is it?<p><b>Answer:</b> Got into a wreck!<p>Dana & Jay in the Morning<p>Listen …

Sociology

tf-nlp-blocks

Author: Han Xiao https://hanxiao.github.io<p>A collection of frequently-used deep learning blocks I have implemented in Tensorflow. It covers the core …

Deep Learning

Organizations Not Presenting The Business Case For Gender Diversity

It will still take a while to convince men of the importance of gender diversity and its link to financial performance, according to a survey of more than 500 respondents across 30 countries. The responses were drawn from more than 30 countries ranging from Cambodia to Cabo Verde, however, the …

Gender Diversity

Ecology of investors in financial markets

Researchers studied the similarity of investment decisions in the financial market and how the investment strategies used by the investors influence …

Stock Markets

A Sequel to The Simpsons Movie Is on the Way

Just Now<p>It may have taken 11 years, but a Simpsons Movie sequel is finally going to happen. Yes, you heard right The Simpsons are making a return to …

Animation

Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey Stopped By This Morning

Aug 13, 2018<p>Director Ethan Hawke and actor/musician Ben Dickey were in studio this morning with Dana & Jay talking about their new movie <i>BLAZE</i>. The …

Willie Nelson

Universal childcare’s benefits might cover much of its costs

Several decades of research in economics and psychology show that childcare boasts substantial positive effects on human capital development and …

Economics

Catalog Page for PIA11319

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p><b>Context image for PIA11319<br>Tithonium Chasma</b><p>This image shows a landslide deposit on the floor of Tithonium …

Santa Barbara

Cervical cancer rate declines after introduction of HPV vaccine – new evidence

One of the misinformed tropes of the anti-vaccine world is that there is no evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine actually reduces …

Public Health

Examining the Conceptual Design Process for Future Hybrid-Electric Rotorcraft

Examining the Conceptual Design Process for Future Hybrid-Electric Rotorcraft<p>NTRS Full-Text:<p>Click to View [PDF Size: 6.2 MB]<p>Author and …

United States

Abstract

This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The …

World Bank

Mitigating Satellite-Based Fire Sampling Limitations in Deriving Biomass Burning Emission Rates: Application to WRF-Chem Model over the Northern sub-Saharan African Region [STUB]

Mitigating Satellite-Based Fire Sampling Limitations in Deriving Biomass Burning Emission Rates: Application to WRF-Chem Model over the Northern …

Space Travel

From the Vault: Post-Empirical Science

Most scientists declare empirical falsifiability -- the notion that a theory may be proven right or wrong via scientific investigation -- to be the …

Science

GDP Growth, Presidential Salary, Women's Vote

Fact Checking

The Cost of ‘Medicare-for-All’

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th Congressional District seat, are pointing to a study …

Health Care

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

The issue of cell phones and cancer is in the news again since the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study has released its results. Keeping track of …

Skepticism

Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Henry Moseley (1887-1915)<p>On August 10, 1915, English physicist, <b>Henry Moseley</b> was killed in action. Moseley‘s contribution to the science of physics …

Science

Facts Don't Support GOP Corruption Claim

A Republican TV ad accuses Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri of profiting from “a corrupt Washington subsidy” — failing to mention that …

Fact Checking

Trump's False Trade Claims

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at two of President Donald Trump’s recent claims about trade.<p>At an Aug. 2 rally in …

Donald Trump

Putting France’s Consent Issue Into Context

<b>Q: Did France pass “a law saying having sex with a child is okay”?</b><b></b> <b><br>A: No. The country already didn’t have a legal consent age. The new law makes it</b> …

Fact Checking

Trump's 2 false trade claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at the numbers behind President Donald Trump's inflated claims about trade and US debt.

Donald Trump

Trump Tower, Collusion and the Law

In a recent tweet, President Donald Trump said the Trump Tower meeting between his son, other campaign officials and a Russian attorney connected to …

Donald Trump

Of Course, Qanon

Credit: dictionary.comThe Qanon conspiracy theory is both an old and new conspiracy theory; the narrative elements of the conspiracy long predate …

QAnon

Oceanside schools tried to tell kids the truth about sex education — and it was too much for adults

<b>To the editor:</b> The Oceanside Unified School District’s sex education program strikes me as worthy of emulation by other districts. Some parents, however, fret over how it cautions students about relying on religious organizations’ takes on sexual health — as if faith-based groups don’t harbor …

Education

Zipf's and Taylor's laws

Author(s): Charlotte James, Sandro Azaele, Amos Maritan, and Filippo SiminiZipf's law states that the frequency of an observation with a given value …

Empiricism

Second Quarter GDP Growth Not a ‘Record’

The estimated second quarter gross domestic product growth rate of 4.1 percent is not “record” or “close-to-record GDP,” as President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump