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5 Tips for the Writing Life from Pico Iyer

(2) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 3:31 PM

A couple of weeks ago, writer Pico Iyer visited Chapman University to talk about creativity. His visit couldn't have been better timed for those of us heading into a summer break, a sabbatical, or even just the rest of our writing lives. These five principles can...

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Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Forty years ago Ted Nelson published a book called Computer Lib. In it he wrote:

EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no "subjects" at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided...
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5 Women Who Should Have Won the Nobel Prize

(61) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 10:17 PM

It's Nobel Prize season! The three big science categories -- physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry--were just announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Of the eight science winners, how many are women? Zero!

That's the usual number of women in the annual mix. No female scientist has been...

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The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

(28) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 7:14 PM

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers, for a total of six new science Nobel laureates. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number...

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End of Space Shuttle Saves World

(11) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 5:40 PM

The end of the space shuttle program was a great occasion. Now, private companies have stepped up to save the United States and possibly the world. That's what the aerospace industry said at Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, California.

Just two years ago, the space shuttle Endeavour had just...

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Voices Carry

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

On January 20, 1961, people around the world listened to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Poet Robert Frost approached the podium to read the...

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