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The Science Behind Why The White House Should Use Emoticons In Its Emails
Gigabit Squared plans fiber broadband for Chicago's south side

Elena Kagan a sockpuppet for the pro-Israel power configuration. "If you have the right ethnic connections and political ambitions, they can adjust the criteria for tenure at the University of Chicago, the deanship at Harvard Law School and a lifetime app

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Elena Kagan a sockpuppet for the pro-Israel power configuration. "If you have the right ethnic connections and political ambitions, they can adjust the criteria for tenure at the University of Chicago, the deanship at Harvard Law School and a lifetime app

An Inside Look At The World's Top Business Schools

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WORLD'S BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS A degree from a top business school can mean a higher salary and a dream job. But where you get your MBA from matters. And when you’re about to drop, say, $200,000 on a MBA—especially in this economy—you want to be sure that you’re spending...
An Inside Look At The World's Top Business Schools
Dangerous minds: new research unravels the brains of psychopaths
Google Summer of Code students help CERN in the name of science

Arizona Politicians Scramble To Adjust Internet Censorship Bill After The Internet Mocks Them For Being Clueless

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You know what's a bad sign? When you're a state legislature, and you pass what's clearly an unconstitutional law that criminalizes using technology to "annoy or offend" others -- and then you have to scramble after-the-fact to amend the bill you already passed. Yes, thanks to a rather loud public...
Arizona Politicians Scramble To Adjust Internet Censorship Bill After The Internet Mocks Them For Being Clueless

Thinking in foreign language makes decisions more rational

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To judge a risk more clearly, it may help to consider it in a foreign language. A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the US and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are...
Thinking in foreign language makes decisions more rational
Can non-Newtonian fluid behavior explain stuck ketchup bottles?
Cornell's robotic arm shuns the humanoid hand
In wake of Apple v. Motorola, Judge Posner speaks: 'It's not clear that we really need patents in most industries'

Mysterious Indiana Jones Journal Arrived At UChicago After USPS Tried To Be Helpful With Lost Package

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Last week, the University of Chicago got some attention for posting to its admissions Tumblr page a story about how a package addressed to one "Henry Walton Jones Jr." had appeared in the mail. It apparently took them a little while to realize (a) that this was the "real name"...
Mysterious Indiana Jones Journal Arrived At UChicago After USPS Tried To Be Helpful With Lost Package

Architectures of Control: Harvard, Facebook, and the Chicago School

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Early in Lessig’s “Code v2,” which at some point this week I hope to review in full, Lessig compares the early campus networks of two famous educational institutions. Lessig knew them well – in the mid 1990s, he taught at both Harvard and the University of Chicago. Like most universities,...
Architectures of Control: Harvard, Facebook, and the Chicago School

You Want To Check Facebook Almost As Much As You Want To Sleep And Have Sex [STUDY]

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A survey conducted by the University of Chicago published today concluded that the impulse to check Facebook ranks just behind the impulse to sleep and have sex, Forbes reports. The survey questioned 250 people, who were given BlackBerry devices equipped with the Facebook app. The people were periodically pinged...
You Want To Check Facebook Almost As Much As You Want To Sleep And Have Sex [STUDY]

Hacking @UChicago: Why sponsoring student hackathons is a great way to invest in the future of technology

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I spent a fair chunk of my day today at a hackathon, and not one that I participated in. I was a mere judge, and along with a few other Chicago-based technologists judged a staggering 14 projects built by students from in and around Chicago. The event, hosted at Booth...
Hacking @UChicago: Why sponsoring student hackathons is a great way to invest in the future of technology

THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)

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Groupon fired Andrew Mason today. How did such a quirky person end up the CEO of a global company in the first place? We tell that story in here, in an excerpt from Business Insider's 2011 e-Book: "Inside Groupon."  The full story describes the history of Groupon from its meteoric beginnings to its troubled...
THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)
Study estimates paid shills account for one-third of all online reviews

Fun Friday: Blogs We Read

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I am going with another reader suggestion for fun friday. Blog discovery is still too hard. There are so many great blogs out there and it is still too hard to find them. So today we will list blogs we read that folks might not know about. I will start...
Fun Friday: Blogs We Read
Delivery for Indiana Jones stirs up mystery at The University of Chicago

Israel requires advertisers to disclose Photoshopping of models

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This March, Israel passed what are now known as the Photoshop laws. The legislation requires all models to maintain a certain BMI, and all designers to disclose when they've photoshopped their models. Today, The Atlantic posted a thorough look into the making of the laws, and whether governments can intervene...
Israel requires advertisers to disclose Photoshopping of models

Universal robot gripper sinks shots, throws darts, makes us feel inadequate (video)

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Soon there will be little left for us puny humans. Robots have long since replaced us at most menial tasks, now they're looking to claim our lucrative professional sports contracts. They've already proven their mettle at baseball, basketball and hockey. Now researchers at the University of Chicago and Cornell...
Universal robot gripper sinks shots, throws darts, makes us feel inadequate (video)

Durkheim Home Page at University of Chicago

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Durkheim Home Page at University of Chicago

iPads used to bolster physician training, speed up patient care

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More than three out of four medical residents at the University of Chicago said tablets allowed them to complete tasks quicker and spend more time on direct patient care....
iPads used to bolster physician training, speed up patient care
Bender: Between Facebook and Sex, Facebook Wins
A striking experiment shows how you can run on quicksand

Help Me Help wins US Imagine Cup finals, besting Pitch, Project Sam, Produce Wars, others

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Last week I attended a demo day at Microsoft’s Mountain View campus. The event, the US finals, was part of the Imagine Cup series of events, a global competition that Microsoft hosts for students, allowing young teams to win money and receive mentorship for their companies. I was curious to...
Help Me Help wins US Imagine Cup finals, besting Pitch, Project Sam, Produce Wars, others

This is the Modem World: We're all a bunch of cranky old men

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I've been studying online communities since 1994, believe it or not. My master's thesis was called "Escape to Cyberia: Subcultures as Agents of Change." Go ahead, make fun of...
This is the Modem World: We're all a bunch of cranky old men

Twitter more tempting than sex and sleep, study says

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Tweeting harder to resist than sex, coffee, and alcohol, say researchers from the University of Chicago. Now, let's just see you try to resist tweeting this story....
Twitter more tempting than sex and sleep, study says
The Mystery of Univ. of Chicago's Indiana Jones Package Has Been Solved

New Robot Shoots Hoops Like a Pro, Isn't as Good as Jeremy Lin

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A team at Cornell and the University of Chicago had developed a new robot that can sort bolts and play basketball....
New Robot Shoots Hoops Like a Pro, Isn't as Good as Jeremy Lin
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