Saturday, August 19, 2017

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia University On August 12, Charlottesville Daily Progress photographer Ryan M. Kelly captured the exact moment that Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counterprotesters, injuring...

More Women are Becoming Game Developers, but there's a Long Way to Go Brooke Maggs, Deakin University Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a rise in the number of women working in the...

Anthony Hussenot, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to...
solar eclipse

Roger Culver, Colorado State University On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the United States. As the Earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun,...
cognitive

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related -- on average, people who are better at a skill like reasoning are generally also better at...

Alice H. Eagly, Northwestern University It’s no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What’s much harder to agree on is why. The recent anti-diversity memo by a now former...

Barbara Ryden, The Ohio State University For centuries, astronomers have realized that total solar eclipses offer a valuable scientific opportunity. During what’s called totality, the opaque moon completely hides the bright photosphere of the sun...

Marie Hicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison Five years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of “brogrammer” bad behavior, when overfunded, highly entitled, mostly white and male startup founders did things that were juvenile, out...
Broadband

I’ve written before about the importance of the call center. The customer call center is essential for customer care, directly affecting the customer service and retention stages of the customer life-cycle model. What’s equally...

Roderick S. Graham, Old Dominion UniversityThe arrest of a British cybersecurity researcher on charges of disseminating malware and conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse provides a window into the complexities of hacking culture. In...

Shobhakar Dhakal, Asian Institute of Technology As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years. The Paris Agreement, signed by 192 countries, set an aspirational goal of limiting global...

Robin Feldman, University of California, Hastings “A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump used to describe the opioid epidemic ravaging the country during a White...