Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.23 - 2.27

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.23 - 2.27

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed February 25, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1275

Dr. Paul Sutter

If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, you know that was always called a show about nothing.

Well we won’t be nearly as funny as Jerry and the gang, but today’s program is about a whole lotta nothing. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to an astrophysicist and cosmologist, it’s the same guy, about huge spaces in the universe called “cosmic voids”…and see how studying them might bring answers to some very fundamental questions about the universe.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute 2015.2.23 -2.27

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.16 - 2.20

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed February 18, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1274

Over the years we’ve heard about the fight against Big Oil, Big Tobacco and, everyone’s favorite, Big Government. Well now we’re hearing about Big Data. Companies are using your data to sell you stuff…but scientists are using it in other ways. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a discussion on how clinical scientists are using big data.

We’ll also hear how fertility treatments have worked miracles for women and couples trying to have children. But those treatments have also opened up other doors, including the ability to manipulate genes and quote: build a better baby.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.02.16)

2015.02.16 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.2-9 - 2.13

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.9 - 2.13

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed February 11, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1273

Dr Matthew Lynch
Credit Virginia Union University

Black History Month began as Negro History Week back in 1926. It was held the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass. It was officially recognized as Black History Month in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial Celebration. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll celebrate first with a conversation about historically black colleges and universities in the US with Dr.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

2015.2.9 - This Week on The Academic Minute

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Monday, February 9
Frank Frisch of Chapman University examines the relationship between stress and osteoporosis.

Tuesday, February 10
Rhett Brymer of The Farmer School of Business at Miami University analyzes referee bias in NCAA football.

Wednesday, February 11
University of Surrey’s David Cox explains the nanotechnology behind creating the world’s smallest snowman.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri February 6, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.2 - 2.6

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Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.2 - 2.6

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