domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?

Sat, 06/10/2018 - 13:00
A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.
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Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 20:13
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.
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Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 03:50
Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.
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Stanford’s Endowment Grew 11.3% Last Year, Beating Harvard but Not Yale

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 21:45
The third-largest university endowment in the world was valued at $26.5 billion at the end of August, officials said.
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Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:08
A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was called “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”
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Ole Miss Faculty Response to Racial Controversy

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 16:03
The dean and faculty of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississipppi released this video statement in response to a racially charged Facebook post by the school’s namesake.
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Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Δευτέρα, 01/10/2018 - 21:18
Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.
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Profile: A Graphic Novel Aimed at Young Adults Takes a Personal Look at the Opioid Crisis

Δευτέρα, 01/10/2018 - 21:16
Jarrett Krosoczka’s memoir, “Hey, Kiddo,” recounts being raised by his grandparents — thanks to an absent father and a heroin-using mother.
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What Men Should Know About #MeToo: It’s About Them

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 20:53
Women “are laying themselves bare to awaken us, so we can do better,” said Wade Davis, a former N.F.L. player.
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Constance Sutton, Feminist Anthropologist, Is Dead at 92

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 20:39
Margaret Mead urged her to do field work, even though to do so as a married woman “was not heard of.” She became an expert on gender in the Caribbean.
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Why New York Isn’t Celebrating Higher Test Scores

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 19:11
In nearly every district, students did better on the annual math and reading exams. But comparing the results with previous years’ is almost impossible.
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Mel Elfin, Newsman Who Built up College Ranking Guide, Dies at 89

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 00:41
He oversaw the expansion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, a boon to high school seniors but also a target of criticism.
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China Dispatch: Welcome to College. Your Parents Are in the Tents Next Door.

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 18:33
Parents of first-year college students in China live in tents on campus to make goodbyes easier. Critics say they are pampering a generation of only children.
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The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:27
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
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Harvard Club Considers a Change, and Some Think It’s the ‘Worst Thing Ever’

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:09
When the New York City club’s leadership proposed turning Harvard Hall into a dining room, members pushed back and the club president was called a “fascist dictator.”
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Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:00
The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.
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Fingers Point to China After Break-Ins Target New Zealand Professor

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 10:40
Prof. Anne-Marie Brady had conducted research into the breadth of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence in Western countries.
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France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 20:08
The government hopes the move will get students to pay more attention in class and talk more to each other. But some doubt whether the ban can be enforced.
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Man With Urge to ‘Rape and Kill a Woman’ Charged in the Death of a Top Amateur Golfer in Iowa

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 22:07
Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, who won the Big 12 women’s championship in April, was attacked while playing a course near Iowa State University.
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