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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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October 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Calvin Chen explains the Italian fashion industry’s increasing reliance on factories owned and operated by Chinese emigrants. Chen is an associate professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, where his research interests include the political economy of East Asia, Chinese politics, work and labor politics, and rural economic development. Find out more about him here.
October 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's John Hatle discusses his research using grasshoppers to understand why avoiding reproduction often increases an organism’s overall lifespan. Hatle is an associate professor of biology at North Florida, where he teaches courses in biology, anatomy, and physiology. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Stephen Magee discusses his efforts to calculate the optimum number of lawyers required for economic efficiency. Magee is James L. Bayless/Enstar Corporation Professor of Finance and Economics at UT-Austin's McCombs School of Business. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Landmark College's Michelle Bower describes how a teacher’s perception of a student’s math ability can negatively influence their actual ability. Bower is an associate professor of mathematics at Landmark. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Robert Thacker discusses Canada’s role as the second largest supplier of oil used in the United States.

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