Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s inauguration is less than a week away, but with his health declining, many are asking what will happen if he is unable to lead the country. According to Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, […]
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Does Media Violence Encourage Murder?
Dr. Chuck Williams went head-to-head with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” about whether or not violence in the media produces violent behavior, a conversation sparked by the recent shooting at Sandy Hook […]
Will the World End Tomorrow? Drexel’s Mayan History Expert Says No
If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet because you were counting on the apocalypse taking place on Friday, December 21, 2012 – as many people claim the Mayan calendar predicts – Drexel anthropologist Dr. […]
Passing of an innovator: Norman Joseph Woodland and the story behind the stripes
One of Drexel’s technological claims to fame, the barcode, recently celebrated its 60th birthday in October. Sadly, less than two months later, Norman Joseph Woodland, one of its co-creators, passed away at the age of 91. Woodland and his […]
A Monkey Movie with a Message
Bioko Island may be the last remaining place on Earth you could call a monkey paradise; its environment is one of the most densely populated with monkeys in all of Africa. Its landscape of lush […]
Bank Robber Turned Supreme Court Litigator
Shon Hopwood isn’t the typical law student. Sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for robbing 5 banks in his home state of Nebraska, Hopwood used his time on the inside to teach himself the […]
Another Step Forward for Drexel Libraries
It comes as no surprise that Drexel Libraries are taking another bold step forward in partnering with IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. […]
Is the Boss Always Right?
What role does personality play in decision making when it comes to executives? Consider Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” and Michael Scott in “The Office.” Did their personalities influence their strategic decisions? The […]
Moment of Impact?
Could a pit of sand in southern New Jersey be one of the most important sites for paleontology in the world? Dr. Ken Lacovara isn’t sure about that yet, but he’s working to figure it […]
Of Poison, Lasers, and a Little Bit of Pressure (A Science Story Outtake)
Last week, a team of physics and engineering researchers at Drexel had a new study published about the physical mechanisms underlying sickle cell disease. The study aimed to answer a question about why sickle cells […]