headphonesNeed a quick break from your regularly scheduled computer tasks? Browse this site, The Academic Minute from Inside Higher Ed and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, to hear professors give very short lectures on a wide array of topics. What a delightful way to learn something new!

I enjoyed today’s segment, “Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners” (by Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut); and you’ll note recent topics include politics, science, pop culture, food, sports, and psychology. In addition to listening, you have the option of reading more about the professors and, often, viewing a companion transcript. Finally, you may subscribe to the podcast series here (thanks to WAMC Northeast Public Radio).

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