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Does Empathy Have Limits?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

By C. Daryl Cameron, Pennsylvania State University; Michael Inzlicht and William A. Cunningham, University of Toronto Is it possible to run out of emp...

How The 'Guerrilla Archivists' Saved History – And Are Doing It Again Under Trump

The Conversation US | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

By Morgan Currie, University of California, Los Angeles and Britt S. Paris, University of California, Los Angeles On Inauguration Day, a group of stud...

PG-13 Movies Have As Much Gun Violence As R-Rated Films Nowadays

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

Major PG-13 films are often at least as likely as R-rated films to depict gun violence, according to a new analysis published in Pediatrics, the offic...

Trump Got You Down? Check Out My Bubble -- Toronto

Richard Florida | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Richard Florida

When Donald Trump was elected, Saturday Night Live hysterically captured the panic that grips so many Americans with an hysterical skit "The Bubble." ...

A Cyber-Attack on a U.S. Election is Inevitable

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Co-authored by Pedram Gholipour Since Direct Recording Electronic voting machines first came into vogue in the U.S. in 2002, a team of cyber-academic...

Rapid, Low-Cost, Paper-Based Test For Zika

Terrence McNally | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Terrence McNally

In early May, a rapid, low-cost, freeze-dried, paper-based, strain-specific diagnostic system for detection of the Zika virus was introduced by an international consortium of researchers led by synthetic biologist James Collins of Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. It could soon be used in the field to screen blood, urine or saliva samples.

A University Professor Shares Insights About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Your Brain Is Wired To Enjoy Art, So You Have No Excuses

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Have you had trouble deciphering a Jackson Pollock canvas, to the point of experiencing physical brain cramps? Have you fixated on a Georgia O'Keeffe ...

Study Finds Why People Stay In Bad Relationships

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Are you scared of being alone forever? You're not the only one -- and it could be affecting your love life. A new study published in The Journal of...

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA Teaches Big Bang Theory With Rhyme

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you're looking for an education in science (that's mixed with pure amazing), then you absolutely need to take in this course taught by the Wu-Tang ...

The Secret To Surpassing Other Job Candidates

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Going through the job-interview process can generate anxiety for even the most qualified candidates, but according to a new study published in the Jou...

Women Divided

Rana Florida | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

For every Sheryl Sandberg advocating women to Lean In, for every Marissa Meyer, the CEO of Yahoo, who's proving that women can have it all, billions of women around the world are not just marginalized but brutally victimized.

WATCH: These Two Guys Prove That Romance Is Still Alive.. Even In College

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Good News

It looks like these two guys decided to get a head start on Valentine's Day. In this video by NelkFilmz, watch as Kyle Forgeard and Niko Martinovic...

Feeling Stressed? Just Take Your Mind Off It, Researchers Say

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

When presented with conflicts and stressful situations, we're often told that the best way to cope is to tackle the issue head-on. But when it comes t...

The Scary Health Issue That Boys Of Divorced Parents May Face

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For over three decades, scientists and clinicians have documented the effects of divorce on the psychological well-being of children.

Alex Kenjeev, Law School Grad, Pays Off $114,000 Student Loan Balance In Cash

Posted 05.24.2012 | College

For many law school graduates, it takes over a decade of steady monthly payments by check or automatic bank withdrawals to pay off student loans. N...

Which University Won the Intercollegiate Programming Championship?

David Thielen | Posted 04.13.2012 | College
David Thielen

Each team wrote the A.I. for a computer game. The contest is then the A.I.s from each team fighting each other where one will reign victorious over the others on the field of battle.

Suicide-Divorce Study: Lead Researcher Weighs In

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Children with divorced parents are at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, with boys especially vulnerable to the effects of marital breakups. The...

Global China Connection: From Columbia to Stanford and McGill

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Hundreds of Chinese studies majors at top universities in North America have recently formed a network dedicated to forging new economic, cultural, and political links between East and West.

A Response to 'Cash for Grades'

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

The bottom line unfortunately is that cash rewards generally don't work and, if they do, they only work for the short term rather than inspiring kids to learn for the long haul.

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

Sci Fi Author Beaten And Maced By Border Guard Found Guilty Of Felony 'Resistance'

io9 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A jury finished deliberating in the contentious Peter Watts case. The Canadian author of Blindsight was beaten by US border guards when returning home...

Sci Fi Author Peter Watts Arrested At US Border

The Star | Kristin Rushowy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For author Peter Watts, life can be stranger than science fiction. Watts - who has written six books in the genre - was on his way back to Toronto Tu...

Be Thankful For Fresh Thinking

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

I'm giving a speech on Monday about authentic leadership - with references to President-elect Obama sprinkled liberally throughout - to an association...