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Presidential Investigations, Neanderthal DNA, and Hurricane Season—In the News 8/27/18

September 5, 2018

With the recent turn of events regarding Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, a number of comparisons have been made between the events and actions surrounding Watergate and the current investigation of President Trump. Only time will tell if current events consist of mass political conspiracies or if this is history repeating itself. In the meantime, refresh your memory about the details of Watergate to form your own informed opinion on the matter. […]

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Health And Fitness

Kids and Media Use: How Much is Too Much?

October 24, 2017

Excessive media use in early childhood is also associated with cognitive, language, and social delays. Some of these associations depend on exactly what’s being watched—switching from violent to pro-social content has been shown to improve preschool behavior, especially in boys. There’s also concern that excessive media use by parents can interfere with other family activities, and may model and reinforce media excess in their children. […]

Professor's Perspective

Bird Flu Update

May 17, 2017

The Bird Flu. It’s been out of the news for a while but is making a resurgence. Dr. Barry Fox discusses the risks and potential pandemic. […]

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Applied Math

Our Random World—Probability Defined

April 17, 2017

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

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Professor's Perspective

Whooping Cough In Children

April 12, 2017

Whooping cough is no laughing matter. Older children and adults often contract it, but what about newborns who are at most risk? […]

This Week in History

This Week In History: March 26 – April 1

March 26, 2017

This week in history: Jonas Salk makes the Polio vaccine, proponent and namesake of the Guillotine dies, and April Fools is celebrated. Read more below and dive deeper with The Great Courses Plus. […]

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