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April 16, 2014
What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star. In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Victoria Kaspi discusses the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.

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September 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's John Henderson examines chocolate’s long history in the Americas and explains how the beloved substance was used and discovered.
September 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Christopher Robbins discusses how viewing problems from within the context of a different culture can bring about novel solutions.
September 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, John Anderson of Rice University explains what the sediment below the ice of Antarctica reveals about the continent’s past and the planet’s future. Anderson is the Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography at Rice and author of Antarctic Marine Geology. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Barbara Gold examines how Christians of the late Roman Empire created the modern concept of what it means to be a martyr. Gold is the Edward North Professor of Classics at Hamilton, and author of the forthcoming Perpetua: a Martyr’s Tale, due in 2012 from Oxford University Press. Find out more about her here. And a transcript of the podcast can be found here.
September 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Northern Colorado's David Thomas explains how businesses and other organizations view their place in the communities that exist around them. Thomas is an assistant professor of management in the Monfort College of Business at Northern Colorado. Find out more about him here. A transcript of the podcast can be found here.

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