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Clickbait Dissertations: Academic papers get Upworthy headlines

Academia just got more glamorous with a series of eyeball-grabbing paper titles designed to lure online readers. These dissertations will blow your mind!

By June 11, 2014

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Old school vs. new school as academic publishers brawl over Web

A startup hip to the ways of the Web and a publishing rival from pre-Net days are trying to teach each other a lesson. It's a tussle involving research papers and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

By December 7, 2013

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Academic startup Chegg aims for $172.5 million in IPO

The company plans to price its shares between $9.50 and $11.50 when it goes public.

By October 31, 2013

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Boffins join Musk, Hawking in saying AI is threat to humanity

Technically Incorrect: Releasing a list of 12 threats to human civilization, academic researchers put artificial intelligence as an emerging and powerful risk.

By February 18, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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Here's what happens to your body when you die

Just in time for Halloween, a new video tackles the chemistry behind dying, including whether or not our hair keeps growing after we're gone.

By October 27, 2014

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Could robots aid in the Ebola fight?

The White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.

By October 20, 2014

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Online trolls are narcissists, sadists and psychopaths, says study

Recently published research from Canada suggests trolls have something wrong with them. Well, a lot. But don't we all?

By October 9, 2014

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Bitcoin gains support of cryptography think tank

Coin Center, a newly created research and advocacy center, will focus on public policy issues faced by the virtual currency.

By September 22, 2014

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Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.

By August 20, 2014