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August 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
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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.
May 9, 2014
It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Elizabeth Borer discusses global experiments to better understand how plants grow.