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Sleeping in Library
Lynn Hull
Posted Apr 18

Although many people value equality and tolerance, we are repeatedly exposed to social biases though our daily media consumption and other interactions. Those can lead us to have negative, unconscious reactions in opposition to our values. What if science and an afternoon nap could help?

Pigeon with backback
Beth S. Linas
Posted Apr 11

Beth S. Linas
AAAS Fellow, 2015-2017
National Science FoundationDirectorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Smart and Connected Health Program

water faucet
Lynn Adams
Posted Apr 01

Flint /noun/: a hard type of rock that produces a spark when struck. In Flint Michigan approximately 8,000 children under the age of six were exposed to unsafe levels of lead through their drinking water.

Superimposed waveforms from the LIGO Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA detectors.
Rik Williams
Posted Feb 17

On February 11, 2016, the LIGO Collaboration announced the first direct detection of a gravitational wave signal, likely caused by two black holes merging in a distant galaxy.

Black pills
Lynn Adams
Posted Feb 01

A headline recently caught my eye, “Why the FDA shouldn’t bow to parental pressure over Duchenne drug.” The article was about the pending and apparently unlikely FDA approval of a drug called eteplirsen, which was developed for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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