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Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla ...

 

Tribal groups warn Inhofe bill could undermine sovereignty

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation being discussed by some members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation to address a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision threatens to undermine tribal sovereignty, several Native American groups warned in a letter...

 

Shipwrecked! How social isolation can enrich our spiritual lives – like Robinson Crusoe

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) He survived the last great plague in London and the city's Great Fire. He was...

 

3 lessons for today's teachers and students from coach Vince Lombardi

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) This Dec. 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the last football game Vince...

 

The test that could save the life of a long-time smoker you know

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) A test called CT lung cancer screening could save the lives of tens of...

 

Robert Hooke: The 'English Leonardo' who was a 17th-century scientific superstar

(THE CONVERSATION) Considering his accomplishments, it’s a surprise that Robert Hooke isn’t more renowned. As a physician, I especially esteem him as the person who identified biology’s most essential unit, the cell. Like Leonardo da Vinci,... Full story

 

Robert Hooke: The 'English Leonardo' who was a 17th-century scientific superstar

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Considering his accomplishments, it’s a surprise that Robert Hooke isn’t more renowned. As a physician, I...

 

How smallpox devastated the Aztecs – and helped Spain conquer an American civilization 500 years ago

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Recent outbreaks in the U.S. have drawn attention to the dangers of measles. The Democratic Republic of Congo is figh...

 

Maria Agnesi, the greatest female mathematician you've never heard of

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The outmoded gender stereotype that women lack mathematical ability suffered a major blow in 2014, when Maryam...

 

What Mary Shelley's Frankenstein teaches us about the need for mothers

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Motherhood is getting considerable attention, even if much of the news is concerning. Fertility rates are falling in...

 

On his 250th birthday, Joseph Fourier's math still makes a difference

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) March 21 marks the 250th birthday of one of the most influential mathematicians in history. He accompanied Napoleon...

 

Can a dying patient be a healthy person?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being...

 

Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla ...

 

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