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Pasadena’s Caltech ranking dips a bit in this year’s U.S. News and World Report list

Caltech in Pasadena was ranked as the 12th best university in the nation — finishing in a tie with Dartmouth College in New Hampshire — in an annual list released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. ... read more

Every Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After It

US News & World Report—a pillar in the field of freaking out people who remit and collect college tuition payments—published its entertainingly meaningless rankings of the nation ... unless you count ... read more

New College Rankings Are Out—Including Some That Are Actually Useful

I am biased in favor of that plucky enterprise and its approach to the world. As it happens, I wrote those two preceding paragraphs nine full years ago, during the 2009 version of “college ranking ... read more

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Bad reputation! World universities ranked by prestige and only ONE Australian Uni made the top 50

Rounding out the top five the US took a hit as MIT and Stanford dropped from the top three to fourth and fifth. Rankings editor Phil Baty said over the past 5 years we have seen a fairly stable ... read more


And once again, this virtual forum of debate offers us all a wonderful opportunity to savor the thoughts of many top scientists and thinkers of the world. This year, the question posed by Edge was: ... read more

The return of the “Who are you?” thread

Around two years ago, I started a thread asking readers to identify themselves, say something about their background, and tell me a bit about why they were reading ... He’s got a fuller list of ... read more

NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space

"There is still a lot to learn about the region of interstellar space immediately beyond the heliopause," said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at Caltech in Pasadena ... "Voyager has a very ... read more

‘The Other Coachella’ Launches Its Own Festival

Each spring, the music world ... years ago, during the 2009 version of “college ranking week” for a number of national magazines. Two years ago at this time, when my wife, Deb, and I were in our ... read more

'Dyson sphere' star found to be dimming dramatically - and nobody knows why

Source: All About Space magazine In the new study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, Caltech astronomer Ben Montet and Joshua Simon of the Carnegie Institute measured the light from the star that Kepler ... read more

Minnesota: An Agricultural State With Many Food Deserts

Wilder Research and the Federal Reserve Bank show in an April report that 1.6 million Minnesotans have low ... are active in this work. A key year for the evolution of MFFN was 2014, when the network ... read more

Anti-fluoridation crankery? How quaintly 1960s! I only wish it weren't on ScienceBlogs

That means that at least 18.6% of the list is made up of CAM practitioners ... It's in there, and most of us who live in urban areas drink it, and the chlorine left over is on the order of 0.5 ppm, ... read more

Who Started this Ruckus, Anyway?

Michael Tobis said over at Climate Audit: “The fundamental question is: Are you interested in improving the world’s and your own understanding ... of scientific chops that has him saying, this year, ... read more

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