In the World

Using an iPad
October 6, 2011 Large Image
How the Apple co-founder changed the way we use technology

As a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction, it is a very sad day. Steve Jobs was a visionary leader in technology and a major...

Helen Marrow
October 5, 2011 Large Image
Hispanic immigrants are changing the face of the rural South, according to a new book by a sociology professor

Helen Marrow grew up in Tarboro, a town of 11,000 in eastern North Carolina that she describes as a place where “everybody knows everybody,” and...

Dan Flannery sings
September 30, 2011 Slideshow
Singer-songwriter Dan Flannery, G13, finds making music for (and with) kids is more than child’s play

Writing a song for adults isn’t really that hard. You’ve got themes like love, sex and heartbreak to choose from. And that’s only if you want...

man drinking water
September 27, 2011 Large Image
When it comes to our drinking water, the news is bad and getting worse: think arsenic, old pipes and rocket fuel. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

My suburban town’s annual report on water quality arrives each spring in a handsomely printed brochure on nice paper. The most recent report (2010...

differing races and differing faces
September 26, 2011 Large Image
Cues as simple as what people wear affect how we perceive their race

The perception of race can be altered by cues of social status as simple as the clothes a person wears, according to a new study by an...

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