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Listen Closely: The Inevitable Evolution of Language, with Insights from Linguist John McWhorter
9 months ago

Listen Closely: The Inevitable Evolution of Language, with Insights from Linguist John McWhorter

By  •  SCIENCE

Language is in a constant state of change. Every year, hundreds of new words are added into dictionaries like the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster. On September 18th, Merriam-Webster updated …
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Coming Full Circle with Michael Wohl, Author of the 360° Video Handbook
11 months ago

Coming Full Circle with Michael Wohl, Author of the 360° Video Handbook

By  •  ART, SCIENCE

The recent solar eclipse offered a powerful reminder of nature’s beauty. But for those of us stuck at our desks or unable to buy our glasses on time (read: thinking …
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Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humankind
1 year ago

Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humankind

By  •  SCIENCE

What would happen if you could order your baby online, the way you might select and customize a pizza? Six foot five, bronze hair, and an IQ of 150? Done.


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Why are we here in the Universe?
1 year ago

Why are we here in the Universe?

By  •  SCIENCE

On Wednesday, scientists announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting a nearby star. According to a Guardian article covering the development, the discovery “has raised hopes that the hunt for alien …
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IBM’s Chief Science Officer on the #1 Skill We Need for the Future
1 year ago

IBM’s Chief Science Officer on the #1 Skill We Need for the Future

By  •  SCIENCE

“I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able …
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How “Please” and “Thank You” Led to Equality
1 year ago

How “Please” and “Thank You” Led to Equality

By  •  SCIENCE

The custom of saying “Please” and “Thank You” dates back to the rural marketplaces of yesteryear. They represented a show gratitude — a simple, yet powerful, act that enabled people of …
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Securing Your Social Media from Cyberspace
2 years ago

Securing Your Social Media from Cyberspace

By  •  SCIENCE

Cybercriminals and hackers are targeting social media accounts more than ever before — Mark Zuckerberg was even a victim. In light of this new threat, we asked IVY Member Joseph Steinberg …
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Is the Internet Lying to You?
2 years ago

Is the Internet Lying to You?

By  •  SCIENCE

Will artificial intelligence actually take over the earth? Is there other life in the universe? A quick Google search might offer you answers, but are they really true? In the …
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What the Nation’s Top Cancer Experts Have to Say about the Future of Cancer
3 years ago

What the Nation’s Top Cancer Experts Have to Say about the Future of Cancer

By  •  SCIENCE

An estimated 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.* New innovations in immunotherapy might be the key …
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Saving Babies, One Spacesuit at a Time
3 years ago

Saving Babies, One Spacesuit at a Time

By  •  SCIENCE

Having a baby is not unlike putting an astronaut into orbit—both baby and space explorer must face those first few uncertain breaths. (And then, of course, there’s a whole world …
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