Trump leads Clinton by only 4 in Texas

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are facing off in the 2016 presidential election. / Michael Stravato / Shelby Tauber By Patrick Svitek / 10.13.2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by only 4 percentage points in solidly red Texas, according to a new poll. That’s within the margin of[…]

In Defense of Hope

By Kelly J. Baker / 08.16.2016 2016 has been a hard year. Beloved celebrities, like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Natalie Cole, and many others, died. In June, a shooter killed 49 people and wounded 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. This shooting became the deadliest act of violence against LGBTQ people in[…]

No, Bob Dylan Isn’t the First Lyricist to Win a Nobel

A portrait of Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore. Cherishsantosh/Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Alex Lubet / 10.14.2016 Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music University of Minnesota There’s been a great deal of excitement over Bob Dylan winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. It’s rare for artists who have achieved widespread, mainstream popularity to[…]

Visit Cerebral Palsy Guidance and Commit to Ending Bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, please visit Cerebral Palsy Guidance and look around. From the site: Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network[…]

The Alchemy of Color and Chemical Change in Medieval Manuscripts (VIDEO)

10.14.2016 Appreciated today for its aesthetic qualities, color during the Middle Ages was also understood for its material, scientific, and medicinal properties. The manufacture of colored pigments and inks was part of the science of alchemy, the forerunner of modern chemistry. Concerned with the transformation of matter, alchemy was closely tied to artistic practice. Theodas[…]

A Military View on Climate Change: It’s Eroding Our National Security and We Should Prepare for It

The guided missile destroyer USS Barry deploys to sea from Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. U.S. Navy/Flickr By Dr. David W. Titley / 10.13.2016 Professor of Practice in Meteorology & Director Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Adjunct Senior Fellow Center for New American Security, Pennsylvania State University In[…]

Teleporting Toward a Quantum Internet

This image shows crystals used for storing entangled photons, which behave as though they are part of the same whole. Scientists use crystals like these in quantum teleportation experiments. / Credits: Félix Bussières/University of Geneva Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely small or[…]

The Art of Self-Compassion

By Tanja Taljaard / 10.14.2016 How to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself Many people aspire to be more compassionate. Treating others as we wish to be treated lies at the heart of many religious and spiritual traditions. How often do we extend compassion towards ourselves? We might even find that we are kinder to others[…]