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Wendy Whitman Cobb

Wendy Whitman Cobb

Associate Professor of Political Science, Cameron University
I received a BA in political science (summa cum laude and university honors) and an MA in political science from the University of Central Florida. I received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida where my research focused on the intersection of political institutions and public policy. I have authored several books including Unbroken Government: Success and Failure in Policymaking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), The Politics of Cancer: Malignant Indifference (Praeger, 2017), and The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students (CQ Press, 2017). My research has also appeared in journals including Congress and the Presidency, Space Policy, and the Journal of Political Science Education. I am currently an associate professor of political science at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Space Science Series

Russian invasion of Ukraine and resulting US sanctions threaten the future of the International Space Station

Feb 26, 2022 10:01 am UTC| Science

New U.S. sanctions on Russia will encompass Russias space agency, Roscosmos, according to a speech U.S. President Joe Biden gave on Feb. 24, 2022. In response to these sanctions, the head of Roscosmos on the same day...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

May 09, 2021 10:11 am UTC| Science

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

The International Space Station at 20 offers hope and a template for future cooperation

Nov 08, 2020 11:10 am UTC| Science

On Nov. 2, 2020, the International Space Station celebrated its 20th anniversary of continuous human occupation. With astronauts and cosmonauts from around the world working together, the ISS has demonstrated humankinds...

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

May 26, 2020 08:51 am UTC| Technology

On May 27, two American astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, are planning to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on a mission to the International Space Station. If successful, this will mark the first...

How SpaceX lowered costs and reduced barriers to space

Mar 04, 2019 13:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

On March 2, SpaceX plans to launch its first test of an unmanned Dragon vehicle which is designed to carry humans into low Earth orbit and to the International Space Station. If the test is successful, later this year,...

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

Jan 07, 2019 13:25 pm UTC| Science

China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark side. The ability to land on the far side of the...

Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?

Oct 20, 2018 15:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like Manifest Destiny and American exceptionalism. But how well does a Space Force fit that bill? And...

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Economy

JD.com's founder denied the rape allegations, and a settlement has been reached after four years.

JD.Coms founder Richard Liu has settled his civil lawsuit related to a sexual assault complaint in the United States. The billionaire that owns one of the largest e-commerce platforms in China has resolved the case that...

Stanley Black & Decker reportedly eliminated finance staff to save on costs.

Stanley Black Decker, a manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, has laid off 1,000 jobs in its finance division. Sources who are familiar with the matter said the...

Geely buys a stake in Ashton Martin which is set to launch its new fully electric vehicle models in 2025.

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd has purchased a 7.6% stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC, a London-based English manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. Prior to this new acquisition, it...

The Swiss court sided with Lindt when it ordered Lidl retail store to discontinue the production and sale of gold bunny chocolates.

Lindt Sprngli AG, a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company, has won a trademark lawsuit against Lidl. The win was revealed the past weekend, and now the court has ordered the latter to cancel the chocolate bunnies it...

Korean Air's merger with Asiana Airlines is expected to get approval from the US and UK in November.

Korean Air is in the process of acquiring Asiana Airlines, and the procedure requires approval from several countries competition boards. The flag carrier of South Korea is one of the top 10 largest airlines in the world,...

Politics

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.

NATOs Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the alliances support for Ukraine in his condemnation of Vladimir Putins latest attempt to escalate the ongoing war. Stoltenberg said Putin would not succeed in deterring...

Russian troops detained Ukraine's state-owned nuclear plant chief Ihor Murashov for questioning.

Russian forces detained the head of Ukraines nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia amidst renewed fears over the facilitys security as both countries trade blame for shelling near the plant. The United Nations nuclear watchdog has...

Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.

Thousands of Iraqis in the country gathered in the capital Baghdad to mark the third anniversary of the nationwide anti-government protests that occurred in 2019. The demonstrations this year also escalated, with dozens...

The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.

A suicide bombing took place at an education center in Afghanistans capital Kabul over the weekend. The attack at the center put the death toll up to 35 as protests erupted over the targeting of the countrys Shia Hazara...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technolog

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technology by up to $322 million to support its plan to produce advanced memory chips at a Hiroshima factory. Japans Economy and Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said he hopes...

Snapchat’s community of over 347 million people globally will be able to watch LaLiga action.

Spanish soccers LaLiga announced a new content partnership with Snapchat set to bring premium content to millions of young fans on the short-form video platform. Snapchats community of over 347 million people globally...

Report claims Samsung will launch Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 200MP main camera

More premium Android phones launching in 2023 are expected to feature a 200MP main camera. And a report now claims it got confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be one of those devices. Tech fans saw the...

Google is shutting down Stadia streaming and subscription in January 2023

Google announced on Thursday that it is shutting down Stadia servers in January 2023 after months of speculations about the streaming services future. The company assured customers that they would get a refund for hardware...
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