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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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June 20, 2016
It pays to learn from your mistakes. In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's Samuel Sober explores which parts of our brain avoid making the same error twice.
June 17, 2016
Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Berthold Hoecker discusses how being in tune with both mind and body can make for a wiser individual.
June 16, 2016
Are you living in the past or the future? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Corinna Loeckenhoff delves into whether our age determines where our mind may be.
June 15, 2016
Does a bad economy lead to civil unrest or is it vice versa? In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's Christa Brunnschweiler determines which comes first.
June 14, 2016
Have we found the fingerprints of the first group of stars in our universe? In today's Academic Minute, St. Michael’s College’s John O’Meara explores how looking 12 billion years in the past can lead to a better understanding of the full story of the cosmos.