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Rewriting the history of American sociology

In his groundbreaking new book, Northwestern University's Aldon Morris has done no less than rewrite the history of sociology by making a compelling case that black sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was the primary ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Team develops app that makes texting easier

A smartphone app that makes texting and emailing much easier – particularly for older people and those who have difficulty spelling – has been created by University of Strathclyde researchers.

dateAug 21, 2015 in Software
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How to extract and benefit from insect oil?

Surprised to see how the Dutch people, whose culture is alien to the consumption of insects, have expressed interest in entomology with a scientific and commercial vision, a Mexican researcher is working on a project that ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Other
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The disaster profiteers

In his new book The Disaster Profiteers, Earth Institute professor John Mutter argues that natural disasters are bad for the poor–and can be great for the rich, who often seize resources meant for recovery, when no one ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Cybathlon practice session a success

Slicing bread in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee and sitting down at the kitchen table are a part of everyday life for most people. But for people with physical impairments such as amputated limbs, the tasks so many ...

dateAug 03, 2015 in Robotics
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