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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

Diageo India partners with Source Global for water stewardship initiative

Diageo India will leverage Source Hydropanel technology, which uses the sun to draw pure water vapor out of the air, to produce water for its single malt whisky brand Godawan. Renewable water technology company Source...

Nike permanently ditches Kyrie Irving as it cut ties over antisemitic comments

Nike Inc. announced on Monday, Dec. 5, it has finally made the decision to sever its ties with the 30-year-old National Basketball Association player Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets. This means his contract with the...

PepsiCo bares plans to layoff workers from its corporate unit

PepsiCo Inc. is reportedly planning job cuts that will affect hundreds of corporate employees. It will be removing hundreds of staff from its headquarters in North America. The job terminations were first reported by...

Samsung Electronics welcomes the appointment of the first female president in the company

Samsung Electronics announced the appointment of its very first female president, as its chairman Lee Jae Yong is, strongly intending to break the glass ceiling in the organization. The new female president was revealed...

Kimchi US exports hit a record high this year as the popularity of K-food spikes

Kimchi, the favorite side dish of Koreans, is getting more popular as the interest in it continues to grow around the world. The popularity was also attributed to the boom in K-food, leading to the spike in demand in the...

Politics

Afghanistan: Taliban acting defense minister, UAE president hold talks to strengthen relations

Since retaking control of Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban has been seeking to be recognized as the countrys government. The insurgent groups acting defense minister recently held talks with the leader of the United...

UK: Labour pledges to abolish House of Lords

The British opposition Labour Party is believed to take power in the country by 2025 following the general elections. Labour leader Keir Starmer pledged this week that there would be a major transfer of power to the public...

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian general says Russian mobilization increased Moscow's military threat

A Ukrainian general on the ground said that Russias partial mobilization has only increased Moscows military threat. This comes amidst advances by Ukrainian forces in key territories. In remarks on television Monday,...

G7·유럽연합·호주, 러시아산 원유에 가격 상한제 도입...배럴당 60달러

원본 기사: Russia-Ukraine war: G7 agrees to $60 per barrel oil price cap 주요 7개국(G7)와 호주가 해상 수송되는 러시아산 원유에 대한 가격 상한제를 실시하기로 합의했다. 지난 2일(현지시간) G7과 호주는 러시아산 원유에...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ release date is leaked on Steam, hinting at an early 2023 launch

Video game fans looking forward to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor may not have to wait for EA and Respawn Entertainments announcement for a release date. Details about the games launch appeared to have been leaked by quite a...

Apple AR/VR headset release date: Analyst says mass shipments could be delayed to the second half of 2023

Apple is expected to enter the AR and VR space by next year with its first mixed-reality headset. While previous reports claimed it could be announced in early 2023, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updated his predictions to suggest...

PS Plus downloadable games for December includes remastered ‘Mass Effect’ trilogy

December is going to be a good month for PlayStation Plus members now that Sony announced the lineup of new downloadable games at no additional cost going live next week. The list is headlined by the collection of...

Livspace launches 3 experience centers in Singapore

Livspace has launched three new experience centers in Singapore as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. The three centers of the omnichannel home interior and renovation platform are located in Suntec City,...

Pixel 7a design will be identical to the Pixel 7 series as renders appear in a new leak

Although the Pixel 7a is not expected to launch until 2023, alleged renders revealing its design have already leaked before this year ends. And as many expected, it will likely look identical to Googles flagship phones...
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