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  • 10 Jan 2011

    Critics Fascinated by Toby E. Huff Titles

    Not one, but two Toby E. Huff titles have been singled out as “fascinating” books in recent news items. Huff’s  The Rise of Early Modern Science (2003) recieved the distinction in an Edward Rothstein piece on the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in the New York Times’ Critic’s Notebook, while the more recent Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution (2010) […]

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  • 11 Sep 2009

    Therapy After Terror

    The New York Times today interviewed psychologists and therapists about the jarring changes in their daily practices in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

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  • 8 Sep 2009

    Why the rising tuition costs?

    The New York Times spoke with Burton Weisbrod, author of Mission and Money on rising tuition costs. “Am I, for example, as a tenured professor or any tenured faculty member necessarily, or even probably, a better undergraduate teacher because I am doing research? The answer to that is not clear at all.”

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  • 6 Jul 2009

    Decoding Russia: David Foglesong

    The New York Times quotes David Foglesong on America’s difficulty understanding Russian attitudes: “American have had this expectation that because Russia is white and Christian and had the same kind of frontier experience that America had, it would evolve more and more into the United States. The truth is that Russia is a separate country […]

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  • 24 Jun 2009

    Good Beer + Good Food. Please.

    Charles Bamforth’s predictions are coming true; but in the opposite direction. Good restaurants are adding good beer. Beer bars aren’t exactly venturing towards good food. Eric Asimovin the New York Times >>

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  • 8 Jun 2009

    Nicholas Kristof on IQ

    Nicholas Kristof's latest Op-Ed reinforces one of Cambridge author James Flynn's central theses: that IQ gaps along racial lines can be attributed to nurture, not genetics.

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  • 7 May 2009

    The Torture Debate: Disbar the Lawyers?

    An editorial in the New York Times today calls for the Obama administration to “[move] toward some accountability for the Bush administration lawyers who justified torture.” The lawyers, it says, did not make honest legal opinions, but instead “deliberately contorted the law to justify decisions that had already been made, making them complicit in those […]

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  • 23 Apr 2009

    xkcd Goes to Print

    Wait, what? Spurning recent trends in the reverse, web comic creator Randall Munroe will be publishing a print version of xkcd. His decision-making processes little resemble "traditional" publishing.

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