By Jeffrey BrainardAug. 19, 2019 , 11:45 AM Holden Thorp, a chemist who held top leadership positions at two major U.S. research universities, was named today as the next editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. He succeeds biologist Jeremy Berg, who had held the job since 2016 and is returning to a research post at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Thorp, 55, was provost at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 2013 until July; he held faculty appointments there in both chemistry and medicine. His priorities during that period included supporting interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurship and promoting diversity among faculty members and undergraduate students. Before that, he spent 3 decades at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he served as chancellor from 2008 through 2013, after beginning his scientific studies at the institution as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He earned a … [Read more...] about AAAS names chemist Holden Thorp as editor-in-chief of
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | How a Longtime Tech Editor Keeps His Tech Use Simple Advertisement Supported by Tech We’re Using Why complicate things with unproven bleeding-edge tech? Jim Kerstetter, deputy tech editor, also shops local and stays away from Uber and Postmates. FeaturingJim Kerstetter July 10, 2019 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Kerstetter, deputy technology editor in San Francisco, discussed the tech he’s using. What tech tools do you rely on the most for your job, and what could be better about them? This will probably surprise no one, but you don’t need that many technology tools to be a good editor. If you have a computer, a not-too-painful-to-use publishing system, decent internet access and a phone, … [Read more...] about How a Longtime Tech Editor Keeps His Tech Use Simple
National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry wrote a searing attack on the “right-left pincer” attacking big tech for Politico. The piece fails to mention Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent acknowledgment that the National Review Institute, of which National Review is a wholly owned subsidiary, received money from his company. Last month, the Google CEO confirmed that his company donated money to the National Review Institute, the nonprofit behind National Review (although he offered a confused explanation as to why Google’s transparency report failed to mention the donation, which took place in 2017, until recently).Yet the National Review’s editor fails to mention the donation is his piece for Politico, bluntly titled “Don’t Break up Big Tech.” In the piece, Lowry complains that Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s recent proposal to break up and regulate big tech did not receive the usual … [Read more...] about Bokhari: Don’t Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor
The last big TV sale event of the season, the Super Bowl, is now behind us, and ahead lie a bunch of brand-new 2019 models to tempt shoppers. Late winter and early spring are when most of the new TVs hit store shelves and online, and some are even available now.If you want a new TV now, perhaps one thought is "I shouldn't buy an obsolete 2018 TV now when new ones are just around the corner." Allow me to add a complexifier or two.A 2018 TV bought today is not obsolete. TVs are a mature technology and most will do everything you need for years to come.The improvements on many 2019 TVs will be minor compared to 2018 models available now.For most of this year, you'll pay more for a 2019 TV than you will for the roughly equivalent 2018 model.The earliest you can expect 2019 TV prices to fall to 2018 levels is mid-November 2019.If you're OK waiting until November and Black Friday season to buy your 2019 TV, then by all means do so. You'll probably get the best deal on a new TV. But if … [Read more...] about 2019 TV buying advice: Get a 2018 TV now or wait for a new model?
It wasn’t until my brother told me they were concerned that I noticed my niece couldn’t hear like other kids. When children are very young it can be extremely difficult to determine their level of hearing. “Around her first birthday, we realized she wasn’t responding normally to sound,” Steven Hill told Digital Trends. “She didn’t react to a lot of sounds, and when she was sleeping it was very difficult to wake her.” Because Maddie still had some hearing, it was a long struggle for her parents to get her diagnosed properly. Poor results in hearing tests are sometimes attributed to fidgety kids, and she was smart enough to compensate for her lack of hearing. They tried hearing aids for a while, but they just amplify sound. If you can’t fundamentally hear certain frequency ranges, then a hearing aid can’t do anything for you. They taught her some sign language to make it easier for her to communicate. But once it became clear … [Read more...] about My niece lost her hearing. This is a story about how technology brought it back