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July 29, 2014
Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns.

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May 15, 2014
Can math be used to better understand history? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Peter Turchin is doing just that through complex mathematical algorithms.
May 14, 2014
The Latin name myotonia congenita might not mean much to you, but you've likely seen them in action. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg fills us in on one of the Internet's favorite animal oddities: the fainting goat.
May 13, 2014
RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein. But Yehuda Ben-Shahar of Washington University in St. Louis discusses its very important molecular responsibilities.
May 12, 2014
"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information. In today’s Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Bruce Peabody discusses how trends improve our understanding of heroism in America.
May 9, 2014
On our new newscast, Belle Wheelan of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University of Arizona's Gary Rhoades, and Gallup Education's John Pryor join Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and moderator Casey Green to discuss Gallup and Purdue's new effort to measure career and life outcomes for college graduates, the lobbying battleground over the Obama administration's second bite at the apple on gainful employment regulations, and campus efforts to crack down on fraternities in the context of sexual assaults.

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