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Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?

In just over three weeks a mobile role-playing game featuring Kim Kardashian as your life coach has made more than $85 million and is projected to eclipse $200 million in sales by year’s end. While hitching a game to a rising star is a tried-and-tested business plan, the rapid success of this app likely has … Continue reading

Television Industry Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s ABC v. Aereo Ruling
Business & Law

Television Industry Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s ABC v. Aereo Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in favor of American Broadcasting Company in ABC v. Aereo effectively struck down the web-based streaming service’s business plan for capturing and rebroadcasting television content to its subscribers. The court ruled that this model amounted to a violation of the broadcasters’ content copyrights. This issue argued by ABC was … Continue reading

Building a Better Battery With Tanks of Slurry
Science & Technology

Building a Better Battery With Tanks of Slurry

The biggest drawback preventing widespread use of renewable energy isn’t cloudy, wind-free days. It’s actually the relative stubbornness of the batteries used to store the energy generated by the solar panels and windmills. They fill up too quickly, but don’t discharge the energy quickly enough. They don’t last very long and are expensive to replace. … Continue reading

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
Community & Society / Experts / Health & Medicine

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.
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How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.

Red wine is bad for you again. Pesticides are killing the bees. Wait a few days, and the bees are doing better than we thought. If you weren’t paying attention to the news a few weeks back, you might have missed all that. If you were paying attention, you’re probably confused. The nuanced reality of … Continue reading