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How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.

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August 15, 2014
In our August 15 program, AcademeBlog's John K. Wilson and the Teagle Foundation's Judith Shapiro, with Editor Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green, assessed the implications of the University of Illinois's decision not to hire Steven Salaita in the wake of his controversial public comments about the Israel-Palestinian conflict. And the College of Southern Nevada's Robert McKee joined the program to discuss his essay about the impact of age discrimination on faculty careers.
August 15, 2014
The consumption of alcohol on the continent of Africa ranks among the lowest globally, but this trend is rapidly changing. In today's Academic Minute, Northwest Missouri State University's Brian Hesse chronicles the economic shift that has prompted the growth in beer consumption.
August 14, 2014
The typical Hollywood depiction of a volcano might be visually stunning, but it’s not very accurate. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Davis's Kari Cooper provides a more realistic portrayal of what happens deep in the belly of a volcano.
August 13, 2014
A lot is being written about the psychological effects of social media. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Pamela K. Keel describes her research on the association between Facebook and a higher propensity for developing an eating disorder.
August 13, 2014
Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, editors of Inside Higher Ed, discuss the issues related to the way colleges recruit and retain non-traditional students in higher education.

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