Daily Archives : August 19, 2014

The Science of ALS, Harvard Research, and The Ice-Bucket Challenge

I peered into the icebox at the local grocery store at 9:30 on a Wednesday morning and found it empty. However, just as I was about to walk away dejected, I spied a lone bag of ice hiding in the…

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Reading TV

I have always been fond of saying that I “read” rather than “watch” TV. I do not read TV in the most literal sense; I do not require closed captioning, nor am I a karaoke aficionado. My TV literacy, in…

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The Tangled Web of History

History defies easy quantitative analysis. Every rule has an exception, and human events seem to follow a logic all their own. But a new paper published in the journal Science aims to change that. In “A Network Framework of Cultural…

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