Congrats to those who rode yesterday!
A favorite from my Abuela and Abuelo’s kitchen wall, if only we didn’t forget these simple lessons from our earliest days.
A new post from Hannibal and Me, Andreas Kluth shares the story of Stolpersteine with us, a collective art project conceived by Gunter Demnig to individually honor and commemorate those taken from their homes during the holocaust.
At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have been experimenting with sound waves and pharmaceutical solutions, levitating soluble drops between two speakers facing each other. While their research has produced some visually fascinating results, it has also led to the discovery of a far more effective method for creating amorphous drugs, which happen to be the more desirable of two forms that pharmaceutical drugs can take.Watch Video Here.
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Food for thought from earlier today, put this one in your dutch oven and cook it!
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is one of the last tuition-free colleges in the country but has been under severe financial strain, announced on Tuesday that for the first time in more than a century it will charge undergraduates to attend.
The decision ends almost two years of roiling debate about an education that was long revered for being “free as air and water,” and stood as the school’s most distinguishing feature, insulating it until now from concerns about the rising cost of a college degree.
Under the plan adopted by Cooper Union’s trustees, the prestigious college, based in the East Village, will continue need-blind admissions. But beginning in fall 2014, it will charge students based on what the college described as a steeply sliding scale, with those deemed able paying around $20,000, and many others, including those “with the greatest needs,” paying nothing. The change would not apply to undergraduates enrolled as of this fall.
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Jane Austen was a seminal thinker in the as-yet-unnamed science of game theory, the author Michael Chwe maintains in his new book.
I really enjoyed this article, which happened to give a shout out to my cousin James Scott (our thanksgiving host) for his work in the social sciences. Also, had to forward this one to my current microeconomics professor Mike Shor, who is an avid game theorist, experimental economist, and self-proclaimed wine geek. Cheers!