In 1980, physicist Alan Guth proposed the theory of inflation, the faster-than-light expansion of the universe in the moments after the Big Bang. In March, as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reported, “researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration…announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves,
Months after the initial protests in Ukraine over now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to side with Russia over the European Union, fighting continues in Ukraine’s eastern provinces, where pro-Russian separatists prevented voting, the New York Times reported, as the country elected its new president, Petro Poroshenko. With the U.S. and the E.U. imposing economic sanctions
As events develop around the globe, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will share the insight of faculty experts through a series of interviews conducted by Andrew Wickenden ’09. When Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych, refused an association with the European Union (EU) in November, protests erupted in the Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city of roughly 2.75 million.
As events develop around the globe, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will share the insight of faculty experts through a series of interviews conducted by Andrew Wickenden ’09. The Atlantic and the National Journal recently reported that President Obama’s approval ratings are down among the country’s youngest voting demographic, Millennials. According to the results of
As the Northeast recovers from another blast of snow and frigid air on the heels of the “polar vortex,” Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz talks winter weather, climate change and the progress of the National Science Foundation-funded meteorological study undertaken by HWS science faculty and students in coordination with eight other institutions. Metz, who
For more than a year, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been embroiled in an increasingly factious civil war. For months, the government battled a loose coalition of predominantly Muslim rebel groups called Seleka, which succeeded in ousting former president Francois Bozize, who fled the country in March 2013. However, the conflict has only grown
At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — which draws conservative politicians, activists and constituents from across the U.S. for three days of panels and speeches — a straw poll of approximately 2,500 CPAC attendees was conducted in collaboration with the Washington Times. The straw poll shows participants’ preferences on a range of issues,