University of Michigan

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Trump's first 100 days are coming to an end.</b> President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office are up on Saturday. While Trump has yet to see any of his major agenda items pass through Congress, he's currently trying to repeal and replace Obamacare, cut taxes, and redo …

Markets

Motor Mouth: Wanting flying cars isn’t going to make them real

This is not an engineering story. Oh, there will be plenty of discussion regarding horsepower, lift and even some calculations — probably erroneous, …

Electric Vehicles

These 7 US cities are the powerhouses of clean tech

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal would impose a nearly 20% cut on the Office of Science within the Department of Energy — a total of $900 million. It would also eliminate the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which supports moon-shot energy projects too risky for private …

Clean Energy

The reason men need women to orgasm — and why women often fake it — is to feel more masculine

Print<p>Men need women to orgasm to feel more masculine, suggests a new study that finds female orgasms function as a “masculinity achievement” for men …

Gender

University rejects atheists’ claim that Vatican trip is unconstitutional

The University of Michigan’s football team took a trip to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis Wednesday, defying complaints from the United State’s largest atheist organization, which claimed the meeting was unconstitutional.<p>The Vatican pit stop came as the Wolverines were practicing football and …

Pope Francis

Madonna Slams Planned Biopic of Her Life: 'Lies Have No Legs'

Universal Pictures have snapped up the rights to "Blond Ambition" from screenwriter Elyse Hollander.

Madonna

Jim Harbaugh: My priorities are 'faith, then family, then football'

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football …

Pope Francis

Not just grammar Nazis: Why mistakes in short emails could make anyone judge you

Why are we so sensitive to email errors?<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies language comprehension. If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a …

Personality

Cyber criminals are sharing millions of stolen university email credentials

If you have a .edu e-mail address, beware: The account name, password and other personal information associated with that account may be listed online for cyber criminals to buy.<p>The Digital Citizens Alliance is reporting evidence showing threats of numerous kinds — including hacktivists, scam …

Cybersecurity

Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police

Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state …

Policing

Behind the Money: Her call for diversity went viral. What other problems does she want to solve?

<i>Chicago’s top venture capitalists are well-known leaders whose identities often define their firms. But what about those who aren’t on the marquee? Behind the big names, there are principals and associates finding deals, mentoring startups and figuring out how to improve the industry they work and</i> …

Venture Capital

An Analog Charge Pump Fabrication-Time Attack Compromises A Processor

We will all be used to malicious software, computers and operating systems compromised by viruses, worms, or Trojans. It has become a fact of life, …

Security

Semi driver in fatal Livingston pileup on U.S. 23 released from jail

Two dead, one critically injured in multi-vehicle accident on U.S. 23<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may …

Crime

ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the …

Electric Vehicles

The Biggest Threat to Our Economy Is… the Political Climate

Although the Republican sweep of the White House and both chambers of Congress in November has gotten a lot of credit for the stock rally that followed, a significant number of Americans think those same politicians are the biggest threat the economy faces over the next six months.<p>According to a …

Politics

Minnesota's collapse; Hornqvist joins Crosby's line (Puck Headlines)

<i>Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the</i> …

NHL

Apple Permit Reveals Self-Driving Car Testers With NASA Experience

Apple Inc.'s plan for autonomous vehicles calls for putting more-senior engineers in all of its cars than some of its rivals are using for road tests, a move that suggests the company is still in the early phases of testing its technology, analysts say.<p>In a permit issued April 14 by the state of …

Driverless Cars

Fighting Steep Odds, Flint Starts To See Bright Spots

It's been a tough three years for an already troubled city. When Flint, Mich., switched to using the Flint River for its drinking water as a cost-saving measure, then failed to properly treat it, lead pipes corroded and contaminated the water with lead.<p>But Flint residents are fighters, and many are …

Water

Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men Higher Than Others

The incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent higher in black men and the severity of disease progression is faster than other ethnic groups.

Cancer

Writing Better Won’t Cure Your Academic Woes

I t’s a truism that those of us who devote our careers to academe do so out of "love for knowledge" — producing it, advancing it, passing it on. But, …

Authors

Harbuagh in Italy to Receive the Pope’s Blessing

Today, the University of Michigan football team visited the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Harbuagh’s goal is to spread the Michigan brand all across the …

History

Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive

Letters, postcards, diaries and doodles from a teenage Orson Welles, along with unpublished scripts of his many incomplete projects from the ’50s and ’60s, have been acquired by the University of Michigan. The items, which came from his youngest daughter, Beatrice Welles, add to the already …

The Arts

Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike Since Election, Jewish Watchdog Says

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States are up sharply since the November election, new research indicates, including an 86 percent increase in incidents like bullying and vandalism since the beginning of the year.<p>"There's been a significant, sustained increase in anti-Semitic activity since …

Anti-Semitism

Busy Week Ahead for Economic News Could Shift Market Tone - Income Investing

By Amey Stone<p>Investors embraced risk Monday morning, reassured by French election results and enthusiastic about the strength of U.S. corporate …

Commodities

Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

My grandfather worked in coal and copper mines for 26 years doing back-breaking, dirty work that allowed him to support a family of nine children, purchase several acres of land, and become a community leader. (For several years leading up to World War II, he was the head of the Republican …

Diversity

2017 QB Tristan Hughes commits to Michigan as preferred walk-on

Class of 2017 quarterback Tristan Hughes has committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on, he announced on Twitter.<p>Fortunate for the opportunity to …

College & University

Strong Economic Confidence is Translating First Quarter GDP Growth: Below 1%

By SNW Asset Management via Iris.xyz There is a current debate circulating in economic circles around the recent divergence in “soft” economic data, which is based on consumer and business surveys, and “hard” data, which is based on actual economic reports. Since the presidential election last …

Markets

Why are teen athletes more likely to misuse opioids? • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Adolescents who play at least one high contact sport are at a high risk for engaging in the nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO) and heroin …

Addiction

University of Michigan's performing arts school receives $5M

University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance has received a $5 million gift from two prolific philanthropists.<p>The Ann Arbor school …

College & University

Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

Bloomberg recently announced the creation of a new website that will provide audiences with important reporting on the economic and business …

Climate Change