An op-ed about the driving biological forces that are playing a role in the current state of political affairs—evidenced by the denial of climate science by many—cites a book co-authored by Brown cognitive scientist Steven Sloman.
Stefanie Tellex, an assistant professor at Brown University who specializes in robot learning, describes new research being done at the University of California, Berkeley, as “a big deal,” noting that it could accelerate laborious machine-learning approaches.
Alan Usas of Brown University provides several reasons why studying cyber security while in college is worthwhile. The article is presented as a debate between two experts that are representative of the philosophical divide between academics and those in the workforce on the value of studying cyber security.
Tamara Chin, associate professor of comparative literature, discusses the context and message behind Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road,” an initiative to revitalize the Silk Road trade route in an era of globalization.
Timothy Edgar, a fellow at the Watson Institute, discusses why former national security adviser Michael Flynn has decided to take the Fifth Amendment and is refusing to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
The Brown University women's sailing team is advancing to the Sperry Women’s National Championship Finals that begins Thursday. Brown head sailing coach John Mollicone commented on the strategy for the team's strong performance.
Brown assistant professor David Borton is quoted on a 2015 development in neural interfaces and prosthetics. The article is about the technological advances in robotics and how science is still faraway from achieving the technological feat moviegoers saw in Star Wars—specifically, Luke Skywalker's prothetic robot hand.
Mohammad Ali Kadivar, a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute, wrote about the Friday reelection of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the circumstances leading to the election win.
Hygiene company Axe released a new ad that address "toxic masculinity," generally defined by the Good Men Project as the cultural ideal of manliness. The article includes a post from Bwell Health Promotion at Brown University that notes cultural expectations from men contribute to the rates of violence and sexual assault in society.
Young men who 'self medicate' to alleviate severe pain without the help of medical professionals are at an increased risk of abusing non-medical prescription opioid, according to a study led by Brown researcher Brandon Marshall.
An infographic on the shrinking middle class incomes across various cites research by Metrocosm, LTDB at Brown University, and IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System. Some of the data comes from a paper co-authored by Brown sociologist John Logan.
As a father of four adolescents, John Nicholls writes about the reasons why teenagers' lives are more stressful than one might think. One reason, Nicholls explains, is because teens are not getting enough sleep and he cites a recent Brown University study that found circadian rhythms of teenagers to be two hours later than the average adult.
A New York Times article about the scientific community's growing concern over in vitro gametogenesis—a reproductive process that coaxes skin cells to grow into eggs and sperm—cites a paper written by three prominent scientists, one of which is Brown's Eli Adashi.
It’s hard to say for sure which kids will benefit most from a common childhood surgery for infections and fluid buildup in the middle ear, according to a study led by Dr. Dale Steele of Brown University.
Peter Hollman of the Alpert Medical School discusses his new role in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program and his goals for the program as part of Providence Business News' "Five Questions With" series.
Kristen A. Matteson, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, agreed with statements made by Dr. Bruce Carr, who explained at a May 3 meeting that women experiencing menopausal symptoms are underutilizing estrogen therapy and are suffering needlessly based on findings that have been proven to be flawed. "Women are suffering unnecessarily from the negative impact of hot-flushes on their day-to-day lives when many of them could safely and effectively be treated with hormone therapy,” Matteson told EndocrineWeb.com.
As the Rhode Island General Assembly votes on several environmental bills this week, J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies, commented on what a carbon tax would do for the economy and environment.
Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about the decline of Western dominance and the emerging influence of China, an outcome accelerated by the current political atmosphere.