Posts Tagged ‘experience’

Brexit McCarthyism, Universities PLC and the Erosion of Academic Freedom in the UK

Last week the UK academic world was abuzz about Chris Heaton- Harris’ letter on Brexit. This week it’s not. This lack of lasting public interest in threats to academic freedom is lamentable even as the corporatization of the nation’s universities is the biggest threat facing academic life and flies completely under the public’s radar, argues Daniel Nehring.

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Fourth grader applies to become NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer

When NASA announced recently that it was seeking applicants for a new Planetary Protection Officer position – someone to keep Earth safe from alien microbes and other worlds from being contaminated by terrestrial organisms – there was no doubt that it would draw lots of interest. Among those who took the time to apply for […]

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Doctors discover 27 contacts stuck in woman’s eye

Doctors who were preparing a 67-year-old woman for routine cataract surgery recently were in for quite a surprise when they discovered the actual cause of her vision problems – a congealed mass of disposable contact lenses that she had reportedly been wearing for decades. According to NPR and BBC News, surgeons at Solihull Hospital in […]

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Google unveils new AI-backed search tool for job seekers

Hunting for employment online has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to a new AI tool from Google that will allow job seekers to access postings from many of the top databases using only the search engine on the Mountain View, California-based firm’s main website. Dubbed “Google for Jobs,” the technology will allow job […]

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Tapping the Tourism Potential of Pot: Lessons From a New Gold Rush

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana five years ago. That’s provided time for a natural experiment on what pot means for health, crime, agriculture, business — and tourism.

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