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Particle Mystery Deepens, As Physicists Confirm That the Muon Is More Magnetic Than Predicted

sciencehabit writes: A potential chink in physicists' understanding of fundamental particles and forces now looks more real. New measurements confirm a fleeting subatomic particle called the muon may be ever so slightly more magnetic than theory predicts, a team of more than 200 physicists reported this week. That small anomaly -- just 2.5 parts in 1 billion -- is a welcome threat to particle physicists' prevailing theory, the standard model, which has long explained pretty much everything they'...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Albert Einstein, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Wayne State University, Sally Dawson, Alexey Petrov


Epithets: The Case of -o.

I wrote about Glossographia a decade ago; it’s “a blog dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of language from a social scientific perspective,” run by Stephen Chrisomalis, a linguistic anthropologist and cognitive anthropologist at Wayne State University in Detroit. I was recently surprised and pleased to discover it’s still a going concern, and I thought I’d pass on the post Epithets in contemporary English: the case of -o: Recently over on the social media hellsite, I offered the following...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Detroit, Wayne State University, Glossographia, Stephen Chrisomalis


Returning to Normal

The NY Times recently surveyed 700 epidemiologists about how they are personally living during the pandemic and what they think is going to happen next. Epidemiologists should have a better idea than most of us about how to act during a viral pandemic, so there’s lots of good information in there about vaccines and high-risk behaviors. But I found their answers to a pair of speculative questions about a return to normalcy most interesting. How and when will life go back to normal? “For some,...
Tags: University Of North Carolina, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Wayne State University, Charles Poole, Victoria Holt, University of Washington Every, Cathryn Bock, Roberta Bruhn, Vitalant Research Institute What


Remote exam software is crashing when the stakes are the highest

Molly Savage never expected she’d be taking the Michigan state bar exam remotely after graduating this year from Wayne State University’s law school. Nevertheless, in July, she found herself sitting down in an office at the law firm where she already worked, taking the final seven-hour test that stood between her and a license to practice law. Michigan, like many states around the country, had chosen a software company—in this case, ExamSoft—to administer the test and “proctor” it remotely. Sava...
Tags: Startups, Michigan, Savage, Wayne State University, Syndication, Molly Savage


Meet Board of Directors Nominee Ray Day

Each week this fall, PRsay will interview one of the nominees for the 2021 PRSA Board of Directors. Name: Ray Day Location: Detroit Current title: Vice Chair, The Stagwell Group Board nominee position: Director-at-Large Alma mater: Wayne State University Number of years as a PRSA member: 3 What do you see as PRSA’s biggest opportunities moving forward? PRSA’s biggest opportunity going forward is to become a more common and dominant force within our profession — both in membership growth and vis...
Tags: Pr, Thought Leadership, Wayne State University, PRSA, PRSSA, John Elsasser, PRSA Board, PRSA Board of Directors, Meet Board, Stagwell Group Board


Coronavirus infections, on average, seem to have gotten milder over time, research shows — perhaps because of mask-wearing

A medical worker performs a PCR coronavirus test for on August 31, 2020, in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Researchers in Detroit recently found that the average viral load among coronavirus patients declined from April to June. That coincided with a trend of infections getting milder over time. The research could be a sign that public-health measures like masks or social distancing are successfully decreasing people's exposure to the virus. It might also suggest that a l...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Detroit, Afp, Brooklyn New York, Gandhi, Houston Texas, University of California San Francisco, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Noam Galai Getty, Chandrasekar, Domino Park, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus


Trump's refusal to wear a mask may have led him to be exposed to more coronavirus particles — raising his risk of severe infection

President Donald Trump holds up his face mask during the first presidential debate. Julio Cortez/AP Photo Trump's failure to consistently wear a face mask raises the risk that he was exposed to a higher dose of the coronavirus. If Trump wasn't wearing a mask when infected, he would probably have taken in a larger amount of virus particles than he would have had he worn protective equipment. Some research suggests that being exposed to higher doses of virus can lead to more virus in the bod...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, New Jersey, Fda, Associated Press, Good Morning America, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


"In recent years, the Justice Department has sometimes acted more like a trade association for federal prosecutors than the administrator of a fair system of justice based on clear and sensible legal rules."

"In case after case, we have advanced and defended hyper-aggressive extensions of the criminal law. This is wrong and we must stop doing it.... We should want a fair system with clear rules that the people can understand. It does not serve the ends of justice to advocate for fuzzy and manipulable criminal prohibitions that maximize our options as prosecutors.... Advocating for clear and defined prohibitions will sometimes mean we cannot bring charges against someone whom we believe engaged in ...
Tags: Crime, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, Massachusetts, Fbi, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, United States, Terrorism, Arkansas, Middle East, Nyt, Michigan, Detroit


Natalie Bakopoulos's Playlist for Her Novel "Scorpionfish"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Natalie Bakopoulos's novel Scorpionfish is a brilliantly written exploration of identity. Bookpage wrote pf the book: "Richly told. . . . A remarkable recognition of how language can work, how gri...
Tags: Asia, Music, Greece, Nazis, America, David, Athens, Sudan, Npr, Detroit, Al Pacino, Mira, Piraeus, Ann Arbor Michigan, Smyrna, Leila


Welcome back to academic brainwashing season: Walter Williams

Parents, legislators, taxpayers and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year. Since many college classes will be online, there is a chance to witness professors indoctrinating their students in real-time. So, there’s a chance that some college faculty might change their behavior. The leftist bias at our colleges and universities has many harmful effects. A UC Davis mathematics professor faced considerable backlash o...
Tags: New York Post, California, Opinion, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, American University, Iowa Caucus, University Of Illinois, Rutgers University, Williams College, Wayne State University, Walter Williams, Steve Bannon, Walter E Williams, Opinion columns


Turning anger into action: Minority students analyze COVID data on racial disparities

As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. On social media, many of her fellow Black classmates who live or grew up in the city were "posting about death, like, 'Oh, I lost this family member to COVID-19,'" said Taylor.
Tags: Health, Detroit, Wayne State University, Skye Taylor


Insight on novel genetic approaches to metabolic liver diseases

Faculty from Wayne State University's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are leading a team of researchers to understand the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in hopes of developing a treatment.
Tags: Science, Wayne State University


PAVE Study & Research Lends Insight Into How Consumers View Autonomous Vehicles

Editor’s Note: The writer of this article is speaking to the automotive industry, versus consumers and enthusiasts. However, we want to hear your thoughts on this PAVE study in which everyday car owners participated. How do you feel about autonomous vehicles? Would you ever ride in one if given the opportunity? We want to hear your thoughts. You can contact us directly or give us a shout on Twitter. This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permiss...
Tags: Tesla, Magazine, Arizona, Autos, Detroit, Cadillac, Greg Brannon, National Safety Council, Wayne State University, ADAS, Michelle Krebs, Car Talk, Alex Hartman, Automotive Engineering, Cadillac Super Cruise, Lauren Witt


Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is unlikely to infect human placenta through the canonical cell entry mediators, Wayne State University researchers showed that other interacting proteins may still play an important role during the viral infection. The study is currently available on the preprint server bioRxiv.
Tags: Health, Wayne State University


Certain corticosteroid could improve severe COVID-19, say researchers

Researchers at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System in Michigan have conducted a study indicating that the corticosteroid methylprednisolone could improve outcomes among patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System


Three Things To Watch As Whitmer And The GOP-Led Legislature Clash In Court

Attorneys for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and the Republican-controlled legislature will (virtually) meet in court Friday morning for oral arguments on the legislature’s lawsuit over Whitmer’s COVID-related executive orders.  Both chambers of the legislature sued Whitmer earlier this month after she issued new emergency declarations via executive order. Lawmakers had intentionally allowed her previous orders to lapse without approving an extension.  The case will be heard by Judge Cynthia S...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Wisconsin, Michael Mcdaniel, Schindler, Stephens, McDaniel, Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, Cooley Law School, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Robert Sedler, Kate Riga, Cynthia Stephens, Michigan GOP


AutoSensONLINE: Free Virtual Conference to Connect Engineering Community During COVID-19

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing the postponement of AutoSens Detroit, organizers have launched a series of free virtual conferences to keep the engineering community connected during this uncertain time. AutoSensONLINE will take place over seven days throughout May, June, and July, with each event carrying a different technical theme. For the May online event, which begins on Tuesday, the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Utah, Events, Autos, Brussels, Siemens, Detroit, Burger, Braun, School of Law, Abbey, Duesseldorf Germany, Wayne State University, University of South Carolina, Stead, School of Engineering


Poop tests in sewage might predict coronavirus surge

Scientists across nation are examining Southern California’s poop — maybe even yours — with the hope of more quickly identifying COVID-19 hotspots and better preparing for future surges. The information could also signal when stay-at-home orders can be safely eased in specific communities. Untreated sewage has been used for years to track viruses as well as to analyze opioid use by neighborhood. Now the race is on to determine whether it can serve as an early warning system for the new coronavir...
Tags: News, California, Massachusetts, Israel, Environment, Sport, Mit, Harvard, Soccer, World Health Organization, University Of Arizona, Orange County, Detroit, Usc, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Watch Detroit-based documentary trailers as part of Freep Film Festival

Wayne State University students tell Detroit stories in this series of trailers available as part of the virtual edition of this year's Free          [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Wayne State University


Who Is Ted Kulfan?

from the Detroit News, Editor's note: As coronavirus sweeps the globe, shutting down so many entertainment options including sports, we thought this would be a good opportunity for you to get to know a little bit about us. Up today: Red Wings beat writer Ted Kulfan, who can be followed on Twitter @tkulfan. Also, check out Kulfan's weekly OctoPulse Podcast at detroitnews.com. 1. I attended and graduated from Dearborn Fordson and Wayne State University. While at Fordson, my seni...
Tags: Sport, Red Wings, Dearborn, Detroit News, Wayne State University, Fordson, Ted Kulfan, Kulfan, Dearborn Fordson


A Coronavirus Guide for Older Adults (And Their Family Advocates)

It’s hard enough getting old, what with all of the creeping ailments—diabetes, COPD, dementia, heart disease—that come along with age. Now add a novel coronavirus to the mix. There are more than 91,000 COVID-19 cases and 3,100 deaths as of writing, but the virus doesn’t hit all demographics equally hard—and seniors are the most vulnerable. A late February study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that children 10 and under accounted for just 1% of all COVID-19 cases, f...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, American Medical Association, World Health Organization WHO, Chopra, Wayne State University, COVID-19, Teena Chopra, Steven Gambert, University of Maryland School of Medicine What, Gambert


More on the need for more robust SCOTUS criminal defense representation

I noted in this post a few weeks ago this notable new article authored by Daniel Epps and William Ortman titled "The Defender General."  Adam Liptak of the New York Times has clearly read the piece, as he has this new article discussing its proporal under the headline "A Proposal to Offset Prosecutors’ Power: The ‘Defender General’."  Here are excerpts: Justice Elena Kagan calls it her hobbyhorse. Justice Sonia Sotomayor says it is a kind of malpractice.  Criminal defense lawyers, they say, oft...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Harvard, Missouri, New York Times, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, St Louis, Justice Department, Reuters, Sonia Sotomayor, Adam Liptak, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan


5 Best Car Books For That Car Guy On Your Xmas List

The car guy on your list will enjoy opening these books on Christmas morning.Below is a detailed overview of each book along with where to purchase on Amazon.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library. There are a number of options, from the super practical to the super cool, for the car guy on your Christmas list. This holiday season, consider getting them one of the five books below for their library. The books here are some of our personal favorites...
Tags: Hollywood, Jay Leno, La, Brooklyn, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Chevrolet, Pacific Coast Highway, Jalopnik, Oldham, Gto, Pontiac, Webster, Pontiac Trans Am, McGowan


How Yoga Changes the Brain and May Guard Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Photo by Abhisek Sarda, via Wikimedia Commons I tend to be somewhat skeptical of scientific research that focuses solely on what practices like meditation do to the greyish-pinkish-white stuff inside our skulls. Humans are too complex to be treated like brains in vats. Holistic disciplines like meditation and yoga emphasize the union of mind and body, and neuroscientists have shown how mental and emotional health is as tied to the functioning of our circulatory systems and microbiomes as it is ...
Tags: Health, Google, College, India, Neuroscience, Facebook Twitter, Wikimedia Commons, Wayne State University, Greatist, Durham NC Follow, Gotha, Abhisek Sarda, Neha Gotha, University of Illinois Gotha, Jessica Damoiseaux, Nicole McDermott


2019 Ram Rebel Review: Both Beauty & Beast

In This Review: Ram won a number of awards in 2019, and the Rebel is arguably their coolest truck. However, the specialty off-road nature will likely only appeal to a specific buyer, and it won't come cheap. Exterior Styling 90 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety & Tech Features 85 Everyday Functionality 75 Pros Smooth Ride Off-Road Treatments Won Numerous Awards Cons Price Steering Feel Fuel Economy 85 {"@co...
Tags: Apple, Usb, Wyoming, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Chargers, Epa, Chevy, Detroit, Vegas, New England, Android Auto, Toledo, Hemi


2019 Honda Accord Review: How Does The Popular Sedan Stack Up?

In This Review: The Honda Accord is one of the most popular cars in the United States, with an almost intrinsic reputation for reliability. However, as the automaker works to overcome quality concerns, how does the 2019 Accord stack up? Exterior Styling 70 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynammics 85 Safety & Tech Features 90 Everyday Functionality 96 Reader Rating 1 Vote 69 Pros Affordable Fuel Economy ACE Body Structure Cons ...
Tags: Usa, United States, Autos, Honda, Apple Carplay, Sirius, MacPherson, Motor City, Toledo Ohio, Wayne State University, Honda Accords, Honda Accord, Marysville Ohio, Carl Anthony, Adaptive Cruise Control, VTEC Turbo


John Conyers Jr., 26-Term Congressman Hit by Scandal, Dies

(Bloomberg) -- John Conyers Jr., a Democrat who was serving his 26th term in the U.S. House when he resigned from Congress after allegations that he sexually harassed employees, has died at age 90.Conyers’ death at his home in Detroit on Oct. 27 was confirmed by a family spokeswoman, the Washington Post reported. No cause of death of given.The representative from Michigan’s 13th district entered the U.S. House in 1965. During his tenure, he introduced legislation on civil liberties, voting right...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Frankfurt, House, Bill Clinton, Chrysler, Medicare, John F Kennedy, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport: How It’s Equipped & What To Expect

The VW Atlas Cross Sport is a more athletic and stylish version of the current Atlas. VW says the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is part of a new SUV strategy for the automaker.  Two different powertrains and new safety features are among the vehicle’s high points. The 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport looks modern and muscular on the outside; cool and connected on the inside. As well it should. This is an important one for VW as the Atlas Cross Sport represents their “first fruits” of a new SUV strategy. As ...
Tags: Bank Of America, Vw, Metallica, Autos, Detroit Lions, Volkswagen, Wall Street Journal, Volkswagen Group of America, Carl, Wayne State University, Scott Keogh, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Carl Anthony, SEL, Midwest Automotive Media Association


2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible: Always Is. Always Was.

We had a feeling (or a lingering hope maybe?) it was going to come eventually. And it did. The first mid-engine Chevy Corvette is finally here. With its LT2 engine, it’s the most powerful entry-level Corvette in history; and now that we can officially drop the top, it will arguably be the coolest. A convertible variant for the 2020 Stingray is welcome news for those who like the wind in their hair. In fact, the 2020 Corvette Stingray was envisioned and engineered as a convertible from the get-go...
Tags: New York City, America, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, Stingray, Chevy, Chevrolet, Corvette, Buick, Carl, Earl, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Wayne State University, Corvette Stingray, Chevy Corvette


How to Develop an Appetite for Insects

Repeat after me: entomophagy.It's derived from Greek and Latin: "entomon," meaning "insect," and "phagus," as in "feeding on."Some think it's the future of food.In 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report declaring the need to swap traditional protein sources for insects to support a sustainable future. The report helped drive an explosion of efforts all dedicated to making mealworms your next meal.Presenters at a 2018 conference in Georgia, Eat...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Science, California, Americas, United States, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Pliny the Elder, North America, Aristotle, Entomological Society of America, Department of Agriculture, Mono Lake, Wayne State University, Agriculture Organization of the United Nations