Article of the Day: Monster or Human?

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? NO, SAYS MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN. Despite being published nearly 200 years ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein continues to dominate popular culture. The story charts the tragic happenings of Victor Frankenstein, devoted student of natural philosophy, as he becomes a creator, gives life to a pseudo-human monster and suffers the consequences. Even those 

Continue Reading

Article of the Day: Obstacles to Practicing Professional Ethics in Real Life

Just when you thought it was safe to leave the classroom… Research shows that professionals often make bad or at least non-optimal ethical judgments even when they know the right thing to do. Why might well-educated professionals take ethical missteps? In a recent article, Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, discusses three 

Continue Reading

Article of the Day: 5 of the World’s Strangest Creatures – Really Useful Too

Our planet is literally crawling with organisms that have somehow adapted to living in extreme environments, from the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica to mantle rocks thrust above the seafloor to crystal-encrusted caves. Scientists have a name for critters that live in the most inhospitable corners of the world: extremophiles. Here I profile five extremophiles whose 

Continue Reading

Article of the Day: Why Email Is Only 7 Percent as Effective as Talking

The development of email and texting has enhanced our ability to communicate productively, efficiently, and quickly. But, based on new research into how human communication works, it’s easy to see a downside to our over-reliance on emails and texts. In fact, some of our online habits may be undermining our efforts at communicate successfully. For 

Continue Reading