In its ancient origins, the liberal education featured science as an abstract elective rather than a practical subject which would net you a job. That science leads to a career while English and other liberal arts...
The late Maya Angelou taught Tavis Smiley an important lesson about the respective values of art and entertainment.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had no Ebola program when last year's crisis broke out in West Africa. CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann explains how the foundation innovated on the fly to help fight the disease.
Babies as young as six months understand how to use a smartphone. But is there some risk in this kind of early media exposure?
What do “Yesterday,” “Satisfaction,” “My Generation,” “The Sound of Silence,” “California Girls,” and “Like a Rolling Stone” all have in common? They were all hits in 1965, the year author Andrew Grant Jackson...
Professor Douglas Melton takes a look at the basis for regenerative medicine, the human body’s ability to divide, grow, and specialize cells.
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We've all been there. And this human baby and baby gorilla share our pain: the cold surprise of the stethoscope.
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