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Lyft offers 400 scholarships for online self-driving car course

Online learning portal Udacity launched its first 36-week "nanodegree" course for self-driving car engineering last year. There's a new, introductory course available ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Political polarization? Don't blame the web, study says

Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by a Brown University economist has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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What's the latest on gut microbiota? Concordia microbiology undergrads publish their findings

How many undergraduate classes in microbiology—or any scientific field, for that matter—can say they're published in a peer-reviewed journal?

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Mathematician and chronicler of political murders

Emil J. Gumbel's formulas are fundamental for extreme value theory. This statistical discipline describes extreme incidents, such as floods or storms. Little is known, however, that he was also ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Reliance on 'gut feelings' linked to belief in fake news

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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Study showing 70 years of progress for LGBTQ students raises concerns about Trump agenda

The author of a new study showing slow but consistent progress in the experiences of LGBTQ students on college campuses over the past 70 years is concerned that for the first time since 1944, ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Americans vastly overestimate progress toward racial economic equality

Americans appear profoundly unaware of the vast economic inequality that persists between black and white Americans in contemporary society, according to a new study by researchers at Yale University.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study compares PhD programs in different countries

The PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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Wait-and-see strategy pays off, incentives needed for risk takers

Some people are quick to purchase the latest technology or sign up for a new service. Others adopt a wait-and-see strategy. A recent study by University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson, ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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The technology, benefits, risks, and regulatory measures that you need to know about ICOs now

 Organizations have raised over $1.8 billion through initial coin offerings (ICO) since January 2017. For the first time this June, Blockchain entrepreneurs raised more money through ICO ...

9 hours ago from TechCrunch

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