With the Cassidy-Graham bill on its last legs, Watson Institute visiting lecturer Richard A. Arenberg wrote in his latest op-ed that Sen. John McCain and others may have saved the GOP from damaging itself in the long run.
Conventional narratives seem to link social media use and the creation of echo chambers to a rise in political polarisation. However, a study conducted by Brown University shows that this explanation is not backed up by the data.
Rising seas and the encroachment of the purple marsh crab in New England combined are likely to transform the region's healthy marsh ecosystem into barren mud flats within the next two decades, according to a study led by Brown University ecologist Mark Bertness.
Wherever you turn, technology is likely to be in your line of sight. Now, Brown University undergraduate Brittany Cohen is looking to take that a step further by incorporating technology in garments. GoLocalProv spoke with Cohen to discuss how she's outfitted cloths for the 21st century.
Matthew Turner, professor of economics, says Maryland's plan to add lanes to reduce highway congestion is not likely to solve the issue. Turner, who studied highway congestion while he was at the University of Toronto, noted that this approach usually leads to the same traffic patterns after 10 years.
With benefits like lower costs, flexibility and guaranteed acceptance once admitted, programs such as Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education can be a spring board for highly motivated students.
With Baltimore’s mayor now having full control of its school board, Brown professor Kenneth Wong said his research on the topic has revealed that student outcomes are generally better when mayors have control of the school board they overlook. Mayors more often understand the need to devote more resources and support to the lowest-performing schools, according to Wong.
Dr. Katharine Phillips, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School, described the signs and symptoms of a hair pulling disorder called trichotillomania. Her comments come after news of a British who died from an extremely rare intestinal condition known as Rapunzel syndrome.
Cybersecurity training, consistent patching and compliance with federal privacy regulations can help hospitals prevent a ransomware attack. But tradeoffs with data accessibility and portability make it almost impossible to fully protect against attacks, according to a paper co-authored by Dr. Eli Adashi, a professor of medical science at Brown University.
Researchers at Brown University have demonstrated a 3D-printing technique for fabricating “smart” biomaterials that can respond to stimuli, self-heal, and degrade on demand, paving the way for a number of next-generation medical and other applications.
A round up of surprising causes of Alzheimer's disease includes insights from Brown University researcher Suzanne de la Monte. She says the brain, like any other organ, can develop insulin resistance that leads to the harmful buildup of proteins.
As the fight against the opioid epidemic continues and discussions are underway in Cape Cod on whether to build safe injection sites (SIF), Wicked Local cites data compiled by Brown epidemiologist Brandon Marshall that found SIFs reduced overdose mortality rates in Vancouver by as much as 35 percent.
Researchers at Brown University say that the growth in political polarization is greatest among people who don't use social media or the internet, which downplays a popular theory about the web's role in increasing political polarization.
Terry Tullis, professor of Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences, commented on the earthquake responsible for killing at least 139 people in Mexico yesterday. He said the west coast region Mexico is prone to earthquakes because it rests on a fault line, and that if a similar one occurred in Los Angeles that it would likley be called 'the big one."
Students in pre-k are increasingly being assigned homework that requires parent's involvement, but parents tell the Deccan Chronicle the homework that's intended to foster parent-child bonds can be taxing. This article cites a Brown University study that found children's homework can be a cause for stress among a family.
With ash trees under threat of extinction because of a little foreign beetle known as the emerald ash borer, Brown researcher Tim Whitfeld said the trees' potential demise in the Ocean State might offer an opportunity for non-plant species to thrive. He also notes how this development might negatively affect other species.
Paja Faudree, a linguistic anthropologist at Brown University, said she is skeptical of the findings of a recent study that found, across languages, it's easier to describe colors depending on whether it falls on the warmer side of the color spectrum, which would have implications on the evolution of color vision.
Despite various news reports speculating that U.S. officials in Cuba are suffering symptoms because of covert 'sonic weapons," researchers including Brown former professor Seth Horowitzi say there is no evidence to support the hypothesis regarding the diplomats' ailments.
Anthony Bogues, a professor of Africana Studies and director of Brown's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, curated a new exhibition titled "Metamorphosis" that explores themes of migration and racial tension.
This week, Google paid homage to 18th century English author Dr. Samuel Johnson, who authored the influential "A Dictionary of the English Language." Krysta Ryzewski, a visiting scholar in archaeology and the ancient world, offered insights into the word selection used to define the word 'school.'
The emergence of a military junta — the three generals Trump said he would defer to for foreign policy choices — should be a cause for concern because they may not be best equipped to make decisions on America's long term interests, according to Watson Institute senior fellow Stephen Kinzer.