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6 Surprising Reasons That Sunshine Is Healthy

June 8th, 2014 in 2014, Business Insider, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Contrary to what you’ve heard, the sun isn’t all bad. But if you are spending extended amounts of time outside, don’t forget to use sunscreen…

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Even Young Kids Can Understand How Evolution Works

March 13th, 2014 in 2014, Business Insider, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deborah Kelemen, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Deborah Kelemen, College of Arts & Sciences

“The history of developmental psychology shows that the age at which children can reach cognitive milestones depends in no small part on the cleverness of the methods used to measure their ability.”…

Expert quote:

“Adaptation by natural selection is a core mechanism of evolution. It is also one of the most widely misunderstood scientific processes. Misconceptions are rooted in cognitive biases found in preschoolers, yet concerns about complexity mean that adaptation by natural selection is generally not comprehensively taught until adolescence. This is long after untutored theoretical misunderstandings are likely to have become entrenched.”

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The New Plan To Impose An Extra Tax On Wall Street Hinges One One Big Question

February 27th, 2014 in 2014, Business Insider, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Yesterday, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced a tax reform bill that would force a new asset tax on big Wall Street banks, and naturally Wall Street isn’t having it…

Expert quote:

“Although it is highly unlikely that this new tax will be enacted, one can easily see H.R. 2266, the Subsidy Reserve Plan being a compromise result, especially if the GAO subsidy study produces subsidy estimates in the ballpark of Chairman Camp’s.”

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FINANCE PROFESSOR: Mt. Gox Is Now A Fallen Tower Of Toxic Sludge

February 26th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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By Mark Williams, School of Management

Strong business is built on trust, honesty and integrity.  Not on lies, deception or fraud.

The problems at Mt. Gox are not isolated; they are systemic to the Bitcoin industry.  The lesson here is that without A-team management, high standards, strong controls and tight regulation, consumers can and will be abused.

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Bitcoin Touches $220 On Formerly Dominant Exchange MtGox — After 60% Plunge

February 17th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Bitcoin is currently trading at near $250, according to Bitcoin exchange MtGox…

Expert quote:

“Prices remain volatile and market illiquidity high. If Bitcoin currency and infrastructure are unstable, it is increasingly dangerous to subject the global economy to such market risk uncertainty. The longer the virtual currency economy is allowed to grow unchecked, the greater the chance of adverse economic impact.”

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FINANCE PROFESSOR: In Its Current Embryonic State, Bitcoin Could Harm Nations

February 14th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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By Mark Williams, School of Management

In science fiction, aliens, vampires and zombies often threaten sovereignty.   In real life — with currency and the ability to create it, control it, dispense it, and regulate it being at the very core of sovereign power – Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, if unchecked, could be that existential threat…

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Watch Jon Stewart Make An On-Air Plea To Hire An Unemployed BU Grad

January 24th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, Business Insider, Newsmakers 0 comments

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If you’re looking for a job, you might want to consider going to a live taping of “The Daily Show.”

At the top of Monday’s show, Boston University grad Adam Even Engel got a personal on-air job recommendation from Jon Stewart after telling the host he’d had bad luck finding a job in chemistry during the pre-show Q&A…

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Finance Professor: Bitcoin will crash to $10 by mid-2014

December 17th, 2013 in 2013, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management 0 comments

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By Mark Williams, School of Management

In Bitcoin World, a week can be the equivalent of a decade…

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Nutrition Experts Explain Why Juice Cleanses Are Pointless

June 5th, 2013 in 2013, Business Insider, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabiliation Sciences: Sargent College

The concept of consuming 20 pounds of body-cleansing fruits and veggies in a day can seem a both uplifting and daunting…

Expert quote:

“It’s better to get plant foods in their whole form because a lot of wonderful fiber, nutrients and phytochemicals that you’re not eating. What’s left behind by juicing may actually be the best part.”

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There Could Be Something Wrong With 42 Million Credit Reports

February 11th, 2013 in 2013, Business Insider, Michael Salinger, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Michael Salinger, School of Management

The Federal Trade Commission just released a report on the credit reporting industry that could spell trouble for tens of millions of consumers…

Expert quote:

“Most people do not realize how many prices are affected by their credit scores.  Even what you pay for car insurance depends on it. The FTC report seems to suggest that the rate of serious error is only about 5%, but that is enough to make it worth checking whether the information the credit reporting agencies have on you is correct.”

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