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

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

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
3 months ago

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

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
9 months ago

Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humankind

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?
9 months ago

Why are we here in the Universe?

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
10 months ago

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

“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
10 months ago

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

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
1 year ago

Securing Your Social Media from Cyberspace

By  •  SCIENCE

Cybercriminals and hackers are targeting social media accounts more than ever before—Mark Zuckerberg being the latest victim. IVY Member Joseph Steinberg shares some of his secrets for staying safe on …
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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
2 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
2 years ago

Saving Babies, One Spacesuit at a Time

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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