http://today.duke.edu/all-duke-blogs en Working With Local People to Adapt to Climate Change http://today.duke.edu/node/179226 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Casey Williams and Patrick Kirkby </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dhakatribune.com/2015/apr/25/working-local-people-adapt-climate-change#sthash.dg91hi91.dpuf">http://www.dhakatribune.com/2015/apr/25/working-local-people-adapt-climate-chang...</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:28:18 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 179226 at http://today.duke.edu Steps Toward a New GSU Ruling http://today.duke.edu/node/179070 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Smith </div> </div> </div> <p>It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings. &nbsp;The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after the publishers appealed the initial decision&nbsp;to the 11th Circuit, with instructions to produce a new opinion consistent with the Court of Appeals ruling.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2015/04/27/steps-toward-a-new-gsu-ruling/">http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2015/04/27/steps-toward-a-new-gsu-ruling...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/179070" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:50:28 +0000 179070 at http://today.duke.edu U.S., Others Must Sustain the Fight Against Malaria http://today.duke.edu/node/178900 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Randall Kramer and Leonard Mboera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x926855223/U-S-others-must-sustain-the-fight-against-malaria">http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x926855223/U-S-others-must-sustain-the-fight-ag...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:07:08 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178900 at http://today.duke.edu Cigarette Smoking Is So 1970! http://today.duke.edu/node/178982 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p>I have two reasons for showing you this picture, illustrating the decline in cigarette sales in Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland and the US over the past few decades. First, to show you the decline in cigarette sales in Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland and the US over the past few decades.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/cigarette-smoking-1970/">http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/cigarette-smoking-1970/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178982" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:38:21 +0000 178982 at http://today.duke.edu The Importance of Being Clooney: Can Celebrities Sway Turkish Public Opinion About the Genocide? http://today.duke.edu/node/178899 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ted Bogosian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://theconversation.com/the-100th-anniversary-of-the-armenian-genocide-40434">http://theconversation.com/the-100th-anniversary-of-the-armenian-genocide-40434</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:28:52 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178899 at http://today.duke.edu Polarized Views on Science http://today.duke.edu/node/178894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes when I disagree with friends or family about contentious issues, and they accuse me of being partisan, I try to defend myself by explaining that I am basing my position on science, not politics. According to a recent poll, my defense is flawed, because it seems that science itself is partisan. Across a relatively wide range of issues, Republicans are less likely to follow scientific advice than Democrats, even on some issues I wouldn’t have guessed – like animal testing for medical research, and producing biotech food and crops. Here’s a picture showing these attitudes:</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/political_psych/polarized-views-science/">http://www.peterubel.com/political_psych/polarized-views-science/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:19:15 +0000 178894 at http://today.duke.edu Under Obamacare, Competition is Costly for Consumers http://today.duke.edu/node/178614 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterubel/2015/04/17/under-obamacare-competition-is-costly-for-consumers/">http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterubel/2015/04/17/under-obamacare-competition-is-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:21:20 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178614 at http://today.duke.edu Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age http://today.duke.edu/node/178612 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vivek Wadhwa </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/04/08/heres-how-we-can-reinvent-the-classroom-for-the-digital-age/">http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/04/08/heres-how-we-can-r...</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:14:50 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178612 at http://today.duke.edu Outsmart Your Own Biases http://today.duke.edu/node/178611 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jack Soll, Katherine Milkman and John Payne </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://hbr.org/2015/05/outsmart-your-own-biases">https://hbr.org/2015/05/outsmart-your-own-biases</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:13:04 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178611 at http://today.duke.edu Remembering Günter Grass http://today.duke.edu/node/178610 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ariel Dorfman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.thenation.com/article/204601/remembering-guenter-grass">http://www.thenation.com/article/204601/remembering-guenter-grass</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:07:15 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178610 at http://today.duke.edu Comey and the Holocaust http://today.duke.edu/node/178609 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robin Kirk </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://robinkirk.com/comey-and-the-holocaust/">http://robinkirk.com/comey-and-the-holocaust/</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:05:32 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178609 at http://today.duke.edu I Miss Ike http://today.duke.edu/node/178645 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/I-Miss-Ike.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-7418"><img src="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/I-Miss-Ike.jpg" alt="I Miss Ike" class="alignleft wp-image-7418" height="275" width="404" /></a>Here is Eisenhower drawing out the connection between science and liberty:</p><blockquote><p>“Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible—from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.”</p></blockquote><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/miss-ike/">http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/miss-ike/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178645" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:34:31 +0000 178645 at http://today.duke.edu As a Nation, How Can We Best Empower Our Gifted Kids? http://today.duke.edu/node/178683 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonathan Wai </div> </div> </div> <p>Should your child move ahead to that advanced math class? Should they skip a grade? Should they enter college early? What impact will that have on their educational and social/emotional trajectory? What does the research evidence tell us?</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-the-next-einstein/201504/nation-how-can-we-best-empower-our-gifted-kids">https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-the-next-einstein/201504/nation-how...</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:53:10 +0000 178683 at http://today.duke.edu Africa may lead the way with mHealth http://today.duke.edu/node/178334 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm guessing that Africa is where we'll see the most exciting breakthroughs in mHealth. Need some evidence? Take a look at the latest <a href="http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/04/15/cell-phones-in-africa-communication-lifeline/">Pew data</a> on cell phone adoption.</p><p>Landline use is almost non-existent (and importantly, were really never used):</p><p><img src="https://draftin.com:443/images/28381?token=GKg1lBMKqXgoxAa0Jv0pObLbP8j1aPgh_QKtSHab04zAcR1DDmsiV1tD1FzcPbusgUrwgkJcS_S8jFbD_gsDBxI" alt="Africa-phones-1.png" /></p><p>Cell phone use is surging.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/04/15/africa-may-lead-the-way-in-mhealth/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/04/15/africa-may-lead-the-way-in-mhealth/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178334" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:13:39 +0000 178334 at http://today.duke.edu Bigger Than Ever? Not So Fast http://today.duke.edu/node/178159 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bryan Pitts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://nacla.org/news/2015/04/13/bigger-ever-not-so-fast">https://nacla.org/news/2015/04/13/bigger-ever-not-so-fast</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:45:51 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178159 at http://today.duke.edu The Anchoring Heuristic Courtesy of Dilbert http://today.duke.edu/node/178203 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p>Heuristics is jargon used by decision psychologists and behavioral economists to refer to cognitive shortcuts we humans take to make judgments and decisions. One of the first heuristics identified as such by Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky was the anchoring heuristic. I would define it for you, but it is wonderfully captured in this cartoon:</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/anchoring-heuristic-courtesy-dilbert/">http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/anchoring-heuristic-courtesy-dilbe...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178203" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:55:13 +0000 178203 at http://today.duke.edu A new home for copyright? http://today.duke.edu/node/178207 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Smith </div> </div> </div> <p>The idea that the Copyright Office should move out of the Library of Congress was first raised some years ago by Bruce Lehman, who was, at the time, the Director&nbsp;of the Patent and Trademark Office. &nbsp;The idea seemed to be that the Copyright Office should join the PTO as an agency within the Commerce Department. &nbsp;That idea did not seem to be very well-received by many, and I had not heard of the discussion for a while.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2015/04/14/a-new-home-for-copyright/">http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2015/04/14/a-new-home-for-copyright/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178207" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:18:43 +0000 178207 at http://today.duke.edu Building Community Power: Science and Storytelling http://today.duke.edu/node/178101 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miranda Chien-Hale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blog.ucsusa.org/building-community-power-science-and-storytelling-699">http://blog.ucsusa.org/building-community-power-science-and-storytelling-699</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:27:48 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178101 at http://today.duke.edu Corker-Menendez Bill Hinders, Not Helps, a Good Iran Deal http://today.duke.edu/node/178100 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bruce Jentleson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/238569-corker-menendez-bill-hinders-not-helps-a-good-iran-deal">http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/238569-corker-menendez-bill-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:26:36 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 178100 at http://today.duke.edu How Do Scientists’ Beliefs Differ from Those of Laypeople? http://today.duke.edu/node/178095 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you think it is safe to eat genetically modified foods? I do, because I believe that most foods we eat have been genetically modified. Cows wouldn’t be cows if humans hadn’t changed them genetically, through breeding practices. That also might be because I’m a scientist, and one of the beliefs that separates scientists from laypeople’s belief is whether genetically modified foods are harmful. Here is a list of other beliefs, from a Pew Center pole:</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/scientists-beliefs-differ-laypeople/">http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/scientists-beliefs-differ-laypeople/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/178095" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:51:03 +0000 178095 at http://today.duke.edu