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Professor's Perspective

Reskilling Over a Lifetime: Learning New Skills as We Age

August 20, 2018

“Reskilling” is the act of learning a new trade or employable skill, usually in middle-age or older. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the options available for people in the US and world looking for a future in a new profession. […]

Physics

Wave or Particle—What Is Light?

July 15, 2017

Light propagates through space as a continuous wave, but also exchanges energy in the form of discrete particles. So, wave or particle—what is light? […]

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Applied Math

Can You Trust Polling Results?

March 27, 2017

Polling can be an effective mechanism to predict the outcome of a vote, but in order to obtain valid results you have to be careful about how you construct your sample audience. […]

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Applied Math

The Nature of Randomness

February 25, 2017

Randomness can be confusing to the human mind, because its expression is often quite different than what we expect it might be. […]

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Applied Math

How to Make an Unbreakable Code

January 18, 2017

By Edward B. Burger, Southwestern University Throughout history, people have had a desire to keep certain information hidden from other people. Communications involving business transactions, […]

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Philosophy

Do Souls Exist?

January 11, 2017

Do souls exist? Professor David Kyle Johnson answers 7 philosophical questions on one of the most discussed subjects in human history. […]

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