social sciences http://nhpr.org en 7.15.14: MLB Interpreters, English's Loaned Words, And The Arsonist http://nhpr.org/post/71514-mlb-interpreters-englishs-loaned-words-and-arsonist <p>With more than a quarter of the players born outside the US, professional baseball is the UN of American pro sports. We take a look at a position <em>crucial</em> to a team’s success:&nbsp; the interpreter…and how the job requires more than mere translation. Plus, France’s government is banning English words like ‘fast-food’ and ‘hashtag’ in the name of cultural preservation…we find out why the words are unlikely to disappear from the vernacular anytime soon. And, Sue Miller speaks about her new book, <em>The Arsonist</em>.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:01:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 51948 at http://nhpr.org 7.15.14: MLB Interpreters, English's Loaned Words, And The Arsonist 5. 27. 14: Saving Social Science, Funeral Food, And Food 2.0 http://nhpr.org/post/5-27-14-saving-social-science-funeral-food-and-food-20 <p>You’ve seen the studies: wearing seatbelts makes you happier! Facebook users are depressed! The internet harms teenage brains! But how reliable are these studies? Today Word of Mouth puts social science to the test. Then we continue with a look into a curious tradition that has been lost over the years: funeral cookies, “A snack called death.” Plus, venture capitalists in Silicon Valley aren’t just banking on the future of tech, they’re pouring money into the future of<em> food</em>… why one start-up is spending millions on an eggless-egg.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:38:32 +0000 Word of Mouth 49224 at http://nhpr.org 5. 27. 14: Saving Social Science, Funeral Food, And Food 2.0 Pay Less...Hate More? http://nhpr.org/post/pay-lesshate-more <p>A new study correlates hate groups with the presence of Walmart in a community.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:51:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3206 at http://nhpr.org Pay Less...Hate More? Are WE ruining research? http://nhpr.org/post/are-we-ruining-research <p>A journalist questions whether programs like ours are driving researchers to "sex up" their research, or, in extreme cases, commit fraud to get the attention of the press.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:40:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 705 at http://nhpr.org Are WE ruining research?