Rocks for jocks’ at UNC

Freshmen in Arts & Sci­ences at Cor­nell in the 1960s were required to take a sci­ence course. I took chem­istry, but should have taken geology. Chem­istry was way too challenging […]

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Get ready for the spread of Ebola hoaxes

It’s not the first time people seeking atten­tion have taken advan­tage of an unfolding crisis or tragedy to spread panic. After Sept. 11 and around its anniver­sary, bomb threats have […]

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ISIS may have chemical weapons

Max Abrahms, a pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who studies coun­tert­er­rorism, told The Huff­in­gton Post chem­ical weapons may help ISIS enforce com­pli­ance among com­mu­ni­ties like the Syrian Kurds, and scare rival […]

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Goodbye, Goodell

The sports chat­tering class has now called for the dis­missal of Com­mis­sioner Roger Goodell. That may happen if facts keep appearing out of the blo­gos­phere that point to duplicity on […]

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A change in the seasons

For many sports fans, this week brings the long-​​​​awaited change in the sea­sons. The National Foot­ball League — the most pop­ular of our sports pas­times — returns with a full […]

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Is gratitude the new willpower?

Given the limits of willpower, some psy­chology pro­fes­sors at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity began thinking about alter­na­tives. Might expe­ri­encing cer­tain emo­tions help curb our desire for the short-​​​​term grat­i­fi­ca­tion that comes from […]

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The Ray Rice suspension

It can be dan­gerous busi­ness to pub­licly com­ment on the dis­ci­pli­nary action taken by NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Goodell regarding Ravens run­ning back Ray Rice. His two-​​​​game sus­pen­sion of Rice for […]

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