But a new study led by Princeton geologist Blair Schoene suggests that a second and simultaneous catastrophe may have also played a big role in the dinosaurs’ demise.
First-year students are about to go home for the holidays with their first college semester under their belts. What have they been learning, exactly? We took a look back at four of this fall’s first-year seminars: Weapons of the Weak, Film Noir, How to Read a Million Books, and Personal Genomes.
Crowdsourced encyclopedia site Wikipedia has transformed the way we search for and learn about new topics over the 15 years of its existence, and the fact that a relevant Wikipedia page exists for virtually any Google search is a testament to its accomplishments.
But serious problems in the Wikipedia’s editing standards and governance persist — especially with regards to gender. David Auerbach explores the promise and the peril of Wikipedia’s “experiment in controlled anarchy.”