Academia

academic pursuits

The Scholarly Journal for Studying Photos of Mark Zuckerberg

The inaugural edition of 'The California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg' was released Monday.
Louise Matsakis
11.28.17
Academia

Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is reexamining a Stanford study after it received significant backlash.
Louise Matsakis
9.12.17
SEXISM

Study Finds Men Are More Likely Than Women to Cite Their Own Science Papers

"​All he did was talk about himself!"
Stephen Buranyi
7.22.16
Science

How Piracy Became a Cause Celebre in the World of Academics

The advent of Sci-Hub has been labeled the Napster moment for academic publishing.
Liam O'Donoghue
5.24.16
News

Why Are So Many Scientists Harassing Their Students?

There seems to have been a sudden scourge of prominent scientists embroiled in sexual harassment scandals lately. What gives?
Kaleigh Rogers
2.4.16
Science

Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal

Time to get nerdy.
Alyssa Hertig
9.15.15
Culture

The Sciences Where Women Get as Much Funding as Men

Almost.
Victoria Turk
9.9.15
videos

Learn Why Symmetry Is at the Heart of Physics In Less Than 3 Minutes

Symmetry in the physics sense, and not the mirror sense, obvs.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.20.15
Fashion

Beardology: This Medical Researcher Will Study the History of Facial Hair

"Beards are always closely linked with how men feel about themselves."
Emiko Jozuka
8.4.15
videos

Watch These Mind-controlled Robots Help Disabled Users Defeat Physical Barriers

Test subjects with motor control disabilities were able to maneuver a Skype-connected robot with just their thoughts.
Adam Owen
6.26.15
Gaming

What to Read If You Want to Study Video Games

No Nintendo Power, oddly enough.
Ben Richmond
6.23.15
Life

A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays

And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Graham Templeton
6.18.15