The BYU basketball player suspended for the season Tuesday broke the BYU honor code by having sex with his girlfriend. Sports writers are shocked but respect the school for sticking to its values – even though the decision could spoil a potentially historic season.
By Brad Knickerbocker
Education courses don’t challenge students’ intellects as much as others do, research shows in the new book "Academically Adrift." That's a problem not just for these students, but the students they will teach. It's time to reclaim education as serious intellectual endeavor.
By Jonathan Zimmerman
THE other day as I walked through a wing of my hospital, it occurred to me that Watson, I.B.M.’s supercomputer, would be more at home here than he was on “Jeopardy!” Perhaps it’s good, I thought, that his next challenge, with the aid of the Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will be to learn to diagnose illnesses and treat patients.
Some praise, others reject creation of 'dental therapist' positions.
By Dennis Thompson
FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have grown accustomed to seeing a physician assistant for minor ailments when their family doctor can't fit them in.
Now dentistry is creating a similar specialty -- a dental therapist who could perform basic dental procedures while freeing up full-fledged dentists to do more complex and invasive procedures, such as extractions and oral surgery.
Today marks the launch of Amazon Prime Instant Video (which you can already find as a sorting option on Clicker, thanks to an early heads-up from our friends at Amazon), the company’s entry into the “instant streaming” subscription market popularized, at least in these early days, by our other friends at Netflix and Hulu. The wrinkle added by Amazon is that rather than offer the service as a standalone, they’re offering it as a “free” perk to the 4 million+ existing members of their Prime service, which provides bulk shipping discounts for an annual $79 charge.