The Antebellum South, 1800-1860

Figure 12.1 Bateaux à Vapeur Géant, la Nouvelle-Orléans 1853 (Giant Steamboats at New Orleans, 1853), by Hippolyte Sebron, shows how New Orleans, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, was the primary trading hub for the cotton that fueled the growth of the southern economy. By Dr. P. Scott Corbett, / 12.2014 Professor of[…]

Leaf Vein Structure Could Hold Key to Extending Battery Life

04.06.2017 The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors, according to an international team of scientists. The researchers have designed a porous, such as the veins of a leaf, and could make energy transfers more efficient. The material could improve the performance of rechargeable[…]

‘Alternative Facts’: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Twisted Relationships to Truth

Does your nose grow if it’s a falsehood, not a lie? Thomas Hawk By Dr. Ronald W. Pies / 03.01.2017 Lecturer on Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me[…]