AI Could Help Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Early Using Language

IBM and Pfizer researchers develop a machine learning linguistic AD biomarker. Posted Oct 22, 2020 |  Reviewed by Matt Huston Can linguistics, the scientific study of language, be used to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using artificial intelligence (AI)?  Scientists from IBM Research and Pfizer created a novel machine learning model that can help predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease ahead of […]

Many women feel ‘phantom kicks’ after pregnancy

15.10.2020from To report on this phenomenon for the first time, Brain Function CoE investigator Sharna Jamadar and colleagues surveyed almost 200 women in Australia. They asked the women if they had experienced any sensations of movement after their pregnancy. They also asked how long after pregnancy the phantom kicks occurred, and how they made the women feel. Almost 40% […]

Rainbow Girl Murder Book Stirs Modern Controversy

by Eric Douglas, 100 Days in AppalachiaApril 28, 2020 On June 25, 1980, Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were killed in Pocahontas County. They were on the way to the Rainbow Family Gathering, an annual meeting of hippies and other like-minded people that celebrate peace, harmony and freedom held at different national forests across the country. The murders captivated the […]

Why Canada needs a national policy for Black arts, culture and heritage

by Anthony N. Morgan. Originally published on Policy OptionsFebruary 14, 2020 Like the ones before it, this Black History Month is blessed with a cascade of creative programming that will uncover and convey Black Canada’s complex and compelling stories through an array of artistic mediums. This includes varied and powerful artistic performances of theatre, music and dance; photography and other […]

Tom Marchetty’s “New View” for a Sustainable Space in Camden

by Brianna Baker – Green Philly, New Jersey Sustainability Reporting HubJanuary 7, 2020 Entrepreneur Tom Marchetty pours his passion for history, reuse, and innovation into sustainably made furniture. Now, as the finalist in a Camden public art competition, he eyes his next possible project. Tom Marchetty loves a good backstory. Whether he’s slabbing 300-year-old lumber or servicing old manufacturing machinery, […]

Can Canadian lit help us explain the Boushie tragedy?

by Kate Sutherland. Originally published on Policy OptionsOctober 3, 2018 When the verdict was handed down in the Gerald Stanley trial, it immediately seemed to me to be wrong on the law. I had trouble making sense of how anyone could apply the defences argued to the facts established and arrive at an acquittal in the death of 22-year-old Cree […]

The Healing Potential of Art: Jane Chu and the NEA

by Matt Perry, California Health ReportOctober 11, 2015 When Jane Chu started playing the piano at eight years old, her music soon became a deep healing balm when her father died of cancer a year later. “There really weren’t enough words for me on a linear, conversational level to express my own grief,” says Chu. Today, as chairwoman of the […]

Libros Schmibros is about more than books

by Robin Urevich, California Health ReportNovember 17, 2011 Former San Francisco Chronicle book critic David Kipen has created a small oasis for readers in LA’s Boyle Heights, a working class neighborhood that just a year ago, could have been described as a book desert with few purveyors of the printed word. Kipen’s combination bookstore and lending library is called Libros […]