Monthly Archive:: November 2014

Bruce Logan, Penn State – Spit Power

Chemists at Penn State University and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University have discovered that small medical testers—things

Jeffrey Fortin, Emmanuel College – Historical Identity Theft

Identity theft usually brings to mind thoughts of stolen credit cards or misappropriated bank accounts. But,

Michael Jenkins, University of Scranton – Fighting Crime with Data

We’re living in the era of “Big Data” and it’s vital to adapt with the changing

Jason Silverman, Winthrop University – Abraham Lincoln & Immigration

Lately, the topic of immigration is in the news every single day. In today’s Academic Minute,

Allison Redlich, University at Albany – Mental Health Courts

“There is consistent evidence that MHCs reduce arrests and number of days in jail, however the

James Hanna, Virginia Tech – The Physics of Whirling Dervishes

Scientific inspiration sometimes comes from strange places. James Hanna, professor of mechanics at Virginia Tech, is

Douglas Kerr, University of Hong Kong – Modern Insights on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Viewing Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through a modern lens opens up

Jack Ridge, Tufts University – Geologic Time

The Earth is a few billion years old and a lot has transpired during that time.

Steve Gimbel featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our

Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen – Auditory Hallucinations

There are quite a few films that utilize auditory hallucinations as a indicator of a character’s