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> > Harris School professor takes on some weighty topics
Tomas Philipson argues that though obesity may be a medical problem, it represents an efficient economic outcome. [ MORE ]



> > Bergs ahoy
Early in his career, Douglas MacAyeal observed the movements of Antarctica's icebergs standing in subzero weather with his eye pressed against a cold surveyor's instrument called a theodolite. It was the only way for the geophysical sciences professor to measure gradual shifts... [ MORE ]


> > Guiding Light
Astronomers working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project, sponsored in part by the U of C, have discovered the most distant object ever identified-a quasar some 27 billion light years from Earth that will help scientists chart the birth and formation of galaxies, explore structure on the largest scales, and better understand black holes
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> >Citations
A Berlin wall still stands: In Divided in Unity: Identity, Germany, and the Berlin Police (University of Chicago Press), Andreas Glaeser , an assistant professor in sociology, provides firsthand accounts of persistent... [ MORE ]


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