BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

December 24, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

The future of research universities

Maryland chancellor shares ideas to enhance effectiveness of America’s research universities For research universities to produce the ideas and talent the United States needs in order to lead in the 21st century, they “must make a steady and persistent movement … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Another Yale Nobel: Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He shares the award — formally, the 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel — … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

From art book to iPad app: Josef Albers’ classic work undergoes a ‘magical’ transformation

“Interaction of Color” — Josef Albers’ iconic book that taught legions of students and professionals alike how to think creatively about color — has been given a modern makeover as an iPad app, just in time for the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

‘A better path’ toward projecting, planning for rising seas on a warmer Earth

More useful projections of sea level are possible despite substantial uncertainty about the future behavior of massive ice sheets, according to Princeton University researchers. In two recent papers in the journals Nature Climate Change and the Proceedings of the National … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

UMass Amherst Climate Model is First to Study Climate Effects of Arctic Hurricanes

AMHERST, Mass. – Though it seems like an oxymoron, Arctic hurricanes happen, complete with a central “eye,” extreme low barometric pressure and towering 30-foot waves that can sink small ships and coat metal platforms with thick ice, threatening oil and … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Environmental Cost of Agriculture: Soil Determines Fate of Phosphorous

Brazil’s soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable. In the United States, meanwhile, historical applications of the fertilizer have polluted waterways. What … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Hunt for Bin Laden

Bowden recounts hunt for bin Laden in President’s Authors Series talk When a team of U.S. Navy SEALS entered the compound of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in the early hours of May 2, 2011, it marked the successful culmination … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas’ Bamboo Buffet–and Survival

China’s endangered wild pandas may need new dinner reservations–and quickly, based on models that indicate climate change may kill off swaths of bamboo that pandas need to survive In this week’s Nature Climate Change, an international journal, scientists from Michigan … Continue reading