• Oct 10, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 21:06 mins

Guest: Christopher Peterson, JD, Professor of Law, University of Utah, former Special Advisor, Office of the Director, United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Just over a month ago, we got word of a big security breach at the credit-reporting agency Equifax. And since then, reports have told us to take immediate action to protect our identities. But how many of us have? What good can it do? Big hacks are getting so common, trying to protect information in one spot feels like stopping one hole in a boat that’s already so leaky it barely floats.  So how do know if this Equifax breach is one to really take seriously?

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How Fair is the Nobel Prize for Scientists?

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Guest: Caroline Wagner, PhD, Professor and Endowed Chair of International Affairs, The Ohio State University The Nobel Prize is the most coveted prize in science. But it’s also a relic from another time, when scientists stayed in their own specialty lane and made discoveries in solitude. Today, international collaboration is the hallmark of big breakthroughs. Take the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded last week: hundreds of people from all around the world, and from a range of fields beyond physics, participated in the detection of gravitational waves, but only three American men received the award. In fact, the Nobel rules don’t allow the award to be split more than three ways. Has science outgrown the Nobel Prize?

Guest: Caroline Wagner, PhD, Professor and Endowed Chair of International Affairs, The Ohio State University The Nobel Prize is the most coveted prize in science. But it’s also a relic from another time, when scientists stayed in their own specialty lane and made discoveries in solitude. Today, international collaboration is the hallmark of big breakthroughs. Take the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded last week: hundreds of people from all around the world, and from a range of fields beyond physics, participated in the detection of gravitational waves, but only three American men received the award. In fact, the Nobel rules don’t allow the award to be split more than three ways. Has science outgrown the Nobel Prize?