We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Dr. Michael Osterholm has penned a new op-ed in the Times. The influenza season is just getting started in the United States, and it already promises to be more severe than usual. Hospital emergency rooms are filling up with flu sufferers, and pharmacies have reported medicine shortages. Twelve children had died as of last month…. Read more »

NY Times Op-Ed: We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Michael Osterholm has written a new piece for The New York Times. The influenza season is just getting started in the United States, and it already promises to be more severe than usual. Hospital emergency rooms are filling up with flu sufferers, and pharmacies have reported medicine shortages. Twelve children had died as of last… Read more »

NY Times: Sandeep Jauhar on the first heart transplant

Sandeep’s latest op-ed for the Times is on the anniversary of the first completed heart transplant. Fifty years ago this Sunday, the first adult human heart transplant was performed in Cape Town. It was an epoch-making advance in science — and also, perhaps, in human culture. The heart, heavy as it is with symbolism, has… Read more »

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard’s new book recommended by the NY Times

In a piece on new books which “address etiquette for every imaginable awkward circumstance,” the New York Times have recommended Berman and Bernard’s Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life. It’s a little misleading to call TREATING PEOPLE WELL: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life… Read more »

NY Times: Gordon Wood’s latest named a Notable Book of 2017

“With FRIENDS DIVIDED: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson … Gordon S. Wood traces the long, fraught ties between the second and third presidents, and sides almost reluctantly with Jefferson in their philosophical smack-down.” [NYTimes.com]

T.R. Reid’s A Fine Mess among books the NY Times recommends

From the New York Times: “As the Republican-proposed tax plan makes its way through Congress, here are three books to help you understand what’s at stake.” T.R. Reid’s A FINE MESS: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System is the first book on this list.

NY Times: Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

Among the “Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World” is the work of Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert’s Kitty Hawk which is developing a flying car. Even as he sets the pace in the race to autonomous cars, Larry Page, the chief executive of Alphabet and a founder of Google, is backing Kitty Hawk, a… Read more »

New York Times review of Liza Mundy’s Code Girls

The NY Times have reviewed the latest from Liza Mundy. (Above see a recent talk on the book; introduced by Liza’s husband.) In Liza Mundy’s prodigiously researched and engrossing new book, “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II,” she describes the experiences of several thousand American women… Read more »

Peter McGraw’s research featured in the NY Times

Peter McGraw and his Humor Research Lab were referenced in the essay, “Is Nothing Funny, Mr. President?” Whether in public or in private, politicians use humor to identify, and ultimately to uphold, unwritten norms. This is best explained using what the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab, has called… Read more »