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Joanne Manaster113,160Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  
This Week in Science (TWIS)5,989,992Make time for SCIENCE News!  Dr. Kiki, Justin, and Blair explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories: What do you think should be part of our conversation? What stories caught your eye? Let us know! Watch live here on Google+ or check out our feed over at http://twis.org/live - we have a chatroom! Join us! Listen to the full episode in audio or check out the show notes at our website: http://www.twis.org ! Follow us on Twitter!@TWIScienceThis Week in Science (TWIS) - Episode 4492014-01-31 04:30:00181  
Kiki Sanford5,947,629What do the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates think about science? What are their stances on science policy issues? Why should science even be a part of our modern political conversations? Join Dr. Kiki (@113166718268343560861) and @103377423155109727835, CEO of ScienceDebate.org and author of 'Fool Me Twice', for a discussion of the candidates' answers to the important questions about climate change, research, energy, space, and more posed them by ScienceDebate.org. Contact @113166718268343560861 for comments and questions prior to the event.Science Debate 2012 - The Presidential Answers2012-09-12 00:00:0027  

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2015-07-25 00:15:36 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 14:05:43 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Motivated reasoning. It seems "reasonable" that people who are not able to have the sort of life a legislator enjoys may reasonably be expected to have habits that impede achievement. Drugs maybe? But when you consider that poor people just can't afford drugs, it seems improbable.

Earlier this year, a report on Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed — precisely 0.23% of recipients. In Florida, where the practice has been repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced in March that he would not submit any further appeals on behalf of a law ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting the state's claim in December 2014, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 — 2.67% —teste... more »

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2015-07-30 14:05:43 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Motivated reasoning. It seems "reasonable" that people who are not able to have the sort of life a legislator enjoys may reasonably be expected to have habits that impede achievement. Drugs maybe? But when you consider that poor people just can't afford drugs, it seems improbable.

Earlier this year, a report on Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed — precisely 0.23% of recipients. In Florida, where the practice has been repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced in March that he would not submit any further appeals on behalf of a law ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting the state's claim in December 2014, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 — 2.67% —teste... more »

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2015-08-04 11:40:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A problem with this approach is in other areas. Let's say today's economic effect overcomes tomorrow's disaster. He is told a tax on carbon today will mean far higher electricity bills and who can be certain what the effects of a mere 2 degrees temperature rise will bring?

Take raising the minimum wage for instance. Because the denier does not have information on the number of daily transactions and the average cost to a single consumer (in the age of a three dollar cup of coffee), the denier relies on the word of someone who should know the system, a business owner. But the business owner says "I will go out of business if I raise my employees to fifteen dollars an hour."
via +Steve S 

Countering anti-vaccination attitudes

The "new study" linked in this article:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/07/28/1504019112

is ours, baby!___A problem with this approach is in other areas. Let's say today's economic effect overcomes tomorrow's disaster. He is told a tax on carbon today will mean far higher electricity bills and who can be certain what the effects of a mere 2 degrees temperature rise will bring?

Take raising the minimum wage for instance. Because the denier does not have information on the number of daily transactions and the average cost to a single consumer (in the age of a three dollar cup of coffee), the denier relies on the word of someone who should know the system, a business owner. But the business owner says "I will go out of business if I raise my employees to fifteen dollars an hour."
via +Steve S 

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2015-08-04 00:52:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Education reform.

"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." - John Maynard Keynes___Education reform.

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2015-08-04 00:48:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Open textbooks.

CK12 has open books for most courses.  This is really pretty revolutionary and it is all FREE.   Check it out___Open textbooks.

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2015-08-04 00:46:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Climate denialists experts say the great science conspiracy is about making money off climate panic.
+Russell Seitz is looking at the light side and evidently planning on cornering the market in surfboards.

<EM>WILL  ANTHROPOGENIC  CO2  LEAD  TO  WARMER  SEAS  AND  BIGGER  WAVES ?</EM>
I FOR ONE CERTAINLY HOPE SO,  AND WILL SPEND THE NEXT MONTH INVESTIGATING___Climate denialists experts say the great science conspiracy is about making money off climate panic.
+Russell Seitz is looking at the light side and evidently planning on cornering the market in surfboards.

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2015-08-03 23:46:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Remember Idiocracy?
The electrolytes your plants crave.
All social metrics upside down.

They (racists), have gone even further in the past decade. Not only do they deny that racism exists, they have now tried to turn racism around, and claim that pointing out racism, is really what is racist... Really? Racism is not your thoughts, nor your actions? Instead, racism amounts to us pointing out your screwed up thoughts and actions?

The constant subtle (and not-so-subtle) racial comments, continue to be spat out of the mouths of morons, until someone points out how racist certain statements are... then that same person being accused of racism points the finger back, and acts like a victim (which is quite often want an aggressor does).

Most of us on the left; the vast majority of us, wanted discussions about racism to be minimal, if not nonexistent by now,... Unfortunately, the racist rhetoric from the right, have continued to grow during the Obama presidency.

If you want the left to stop talking about racism, stop giving us a reason to!___Remember Idiocracy?
The electrolytes your plants crave.
All social metrics upside down.

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2015-08-03 20:56:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New follow for me. Korean cooking.
via +Tau-Mu Yi Thank you! 

Hello, everybody! Now Korean and English Captions are available! Good luck with your Korean cooking! Love u~ : )___New follow for me. Korean cooking.
via +Tau-Mu Yi Thank you! 

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2015-08-03 19:10:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you look at the Vox comments on changes in the light of recent discoveries about British colonialism in Tanzania:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/mau-mau/ It's obvious the reorientation of materials was likely in the wrong direction.

If you look at the Vox comments on changes in the light of recent discoveries about British colonialism in Tanzania:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/mau-mau/ It's obvious the reorientation of materials was likely in the wrong direction.___

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2015-08-03 18:24:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's the Vox take on the AP curriculum.

K-12 education is a state matter, of course, except when it's not. The efforts to bland-down US history take place via similar efforts across states.

#semipermeablemembrane   #UShistory   #APcourses   #history   #K12  ___Here's the Vox take on the AP curriculum.

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2015-08-03 12:29:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Not only a #GOP   #fail  

___Not only a #GOP   #fail  

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2015-08-03 00:21:28 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I think I'd like a citation on that one. Are we counting very small animals and conflating them with vertebrates?

Be informed not just opinionated sheep.___I think I'd like a citation on that one. Are we counting very small animals and conflating them with vertebrates?

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2015-08-03 00:15:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

If you haven't seen this yet, it's pretty awesome!

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

If you haven't seen this yet, it's pretty awesome!___

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2015-08-03 00:10:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Borges had an interesting understanding of Shannon's work. Now I have to go find it. :(

Jorge Luis Borges selects 74 books for your personal library - http://t.co/GSLRSmmGCQ - (at Open Culture)

The End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/527
The Three Impostors; or, The Transmutations by Arthur Machen - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35517
La tentation de Saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10982 (FR) - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25053 (EN)
The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14167
Voltaire's Romances, Complete in One Volume by Voltaire - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35595
is a selection from the list...

We are digitizing Marcel Schwob's Vies Imaginaires - inspiration for Borges' first book A Universal History of Infamy, for his teacher Alfonso Reyes' Real and Imagined Portraits and lastly for Roberto Bolaño's fictional encyclopedia of right-wing authors Nazi Literature in the Americas. - scans: https://copy.com/t0FydnE9cQEYeluJ (1896 ed., the first English translation is regrettably from 1924, 2 years too late for PG to publish...) - you are welcome for R1 or R2 proofreading, of course :) - let know!

The (online) Library of Babel - https://libraryofbabel.info/index.html

... is a place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence - in short, it’s just like any other library. If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be - including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.

(Image - The Library of Babel by Erik Desmazières - 1997 - more: The Art of Erik Desmazières at {feuilleton} - http://tinyurl.com/pvqwnbd)___Borges had an interesting understanding of Shannon's work. Now I have to go find it. :(

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2015-08-02 23:55:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Beepocalypse demystified.

Confused about the "pollinator crisis" and concerns that the global bee population is in sharp decline due to misuse of pesticides? This analysis separates fact from myth.___Beepocalypse demystified.

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2015-08-02 20:33:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The College Board has released a revised framework for AP U.S. History, a year after critics attacked it as taking an overly negative view of America's story.

The College Board has released a revised framework for AP U.S. History, a year after critics attacked it as taking an overly negative view of America's story.___

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2015-08-02 20:28:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Worst is what happens to people who are in training programs.

Worst is what happens to people who are in training programs.___

2015-07-30 14:09:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Benin apparently has a contract to deliver +UPS parcels.
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Benin apparently has a contract to deliver +UPS parcels.
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from: smithume@gmail.com


9 Hon. Justice Balakin Avenue. Benin Republic.

Tel: +229 68151277,Fax: +229 68596004

Dear Esteem Customer, " Your name here"
 
Greetings from United Parcel Service,We hereby inform you that we are in possession of your winning parcel containing a certified cheque written in your name,with identification number {CPEL/OWN/9687},which is to be delivered to you,as instructed by our affiliate(EUROPEAN PRIZE AWARD DEPT).You are to please confirm the below data's,if they are correct about the receiver of the parcel,to enable us input it into our computer delivery system.

Receiver's  Information:__________
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Note: The charges are a little high because of the insurance cover we have undertaken in case of loss,damage or theft of your highly sensitive consignment content. We assume all responsibilities in case of any eventualities. United Parcel Service do not allow Cash on delivery (C.O.D) as all payment must be made in this office before shipment can commence.

Do confirm the delivery address and indicate your specified shipment option and send it to this office via email. All orders not delivered within seven (7) working days from this communication, will lead to the return of the parcel. 
 
Your satisfaction is our priority and we look forward to providing you the best of our quality service. Do have a wonderful day in anticipation to hearing from you ASAP.

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UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (U.P.S)___

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2015-07-30 14:05:43 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Motivated reasoning. It seems "reasonable" that people who are not able to have the sort of life a legislator enjoys may reasonably be expected to have habits that impede achievement. Drugs maybe? But when you consider that poor people just can't afford drugs, it seems improbable.

Earlier this year, a report on Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed — precisely 0.23% of recipients. In Florida, where the practice has been repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced in March that he would not submit any further appeals on behalf of a law ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting the state's claim in December 2014, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 — 2.67% —teste... more »

Motivated reasoning. It seems "reasonable" that people who are not able to have the sort of life a legislator enjoys may reasonably be expected to have habits that impede achievement. Drugs maybe? But when you consider that poor people just can't afford drugs, it seems improbable.

Earlier this year, a report on Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed — precisely 0.23% of recipients. In Florida, where the practice has been repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced in March that he would not submit any further appeals on behalf of a law ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting the state's claim in December 2014, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 — 2.67% — tested positive for drug use."

Why does this group of states seem to have telepathic contact and simultaneously do useless things? Fifteen years and counting in Florida if you consider Jeb Bush's beliefs regarding how children's education can be improved by testing them frequently.

Education and health are approximately two thirds of a state's budget. It's reasonable to think that it's a good place to start cutting costs. But why not start at the prison system and improve systems instead of endlessly "measuring" them? I realize measuring has a fine locker room tradition in political circles, but it doesn't improve performance. Human performance is complex.___

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2015-07-28 03:21:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

While driving to and fro, burning gas and dodging the rain, my buddy and I discussed a certain situation that happens. That it happens, is a given. Getting someone to admit it happens and take responsibility for it? Fugedditaboutit.

So. Laura posted a link to her PolSci department head and his blog had a link to Kids Prefer Cheese which is a +Michael Munger blog (I have no idea how many he has, but if he's like Laura . . .) Here is a post about something we all have encountered. And hated. But it's also about education where someone does something terrible and then pretends they didn't cause havoc and it's someone else's fault. And you just want to scream, but it's not the done thing.

While driving to and fro, burning gas and dodging the rain, my buddy and I discussed a certain situation that happens. That it happens, is a given. Getting someone to admit it happens and take responsibility for it? Fugedditaboutit.

So. Laura posted a link to her PolSci department head and his blog had a link to Kids Prefer Cheese which is a +Michael Munger blog (I have no idea how many he has, but if he's like Laura . . .) Here is a post about something we all have encountered. And hated. But it's also about education where someone does something terrible and then pretends they didn't cause havoc and it's someone else's fault. And you just want to scream, but it's not the done thing.___

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2015-07-26 11:23:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It's time to break up some monsters.
News Corp (Fox, WSJ), Comcast (NBC, Telemundo), and your all time favorite, the MPAA have orchestrated an attack on Google.

It's time to break up some monsters.
News Corp (Fox, WSJ), Comcast (NBC, Telemundo), and your all time favorite, the MPAA have orchestrated an attack on Google.___

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2015-07-25 15:45:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Looking for digital resources for your student? Check out our games and apps: http://s.si.edu/1TMGm5t

Looking for digital resources for your student? Check out our games and apps: http://s.si.edu/1TMGm5t___

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2015-07-25 14:13:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Graphic confirmation of Minard's graph.

___Graphic confirmation of Minard's graph.

2015-07-25 13:46:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

lmao pages from +Barry Kort, condo commando, or maybe victim.

Tempest in a Tee Spot___lmao pages from +Barry Kort, condo commando, or maybe victim.

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2015-07-25 11:27:03 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Perhaps educators ought to abandon the word "authentic". Either that, or tell the rest of us what they mean.

There is now a need to better understand how practices of online searching and the kinds of writing emerging from curation can be incorporated into the way we assess students.

This post is already causing anger amongst some educators on Twitter.___Perhaps educators ought to abandon the word "authentic". Either that, or tell the rest of us what they mean.

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2015-07-25 03:23:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Good.

Andy Revkin Discusses Sea Level with Glaciologist Tad Pfeffer

Here is a very interesting discussion between +Andrew Revkin and +Tad Pfeffer of the University of Colorado. The Hangouts On Air discusses recent hypotheses about the stability of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, and the implications for sea level rise.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #hangoutsonair   #science   #sciencecommunication  ___Good.

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2015-07-25 00:15:36 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-24 23:52:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Review of SkeptiCal meeting. Positive.
I would pay to see +Rebecca Watson with a bald cap and moustache.
Like Dr. Phil. >.<

Review of SkeptiCal meeting. Positive.
I would pay to see +Rebecca Watson with a bald cap and moustache.
Like Dr. Phil. >.<___

2015-07-24 00:59:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Settling into using the local channels and noticed Miami's Channel Seven says it's broadcasting HD tonight. THIS is what God intended high definition broadcasting to be.
A Fox game show called Boom.
Don't bother.

Settling into using the local channels and noticed Miami's Channel Seven says it's broadcasting HD tonight. THIS is what God intended high definition broadcasting to be.
A Fox game show called Boom.
Don't bother.___

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2015-07-22 23:29:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"_...research is “pretty clear” teachers with advanced degrees do no better in the classroom._"
Do state capitals each have a giant Cracker Jack box from which they pull "experts"?

Or do experts rise from the nether regions of Thinktankopolis where the fires of burning stupid are stoked by slaves of Creative Destruction?

There is one study I'm aware of that tried to figure out why high performers did really well. It turned out there was a support complex that included teachers with great subject knowledge and parents with both a good education and capital resources to support the child.

Students do really well if a teacher knows her subject cold and has no use for the district's textbook.

My school district has just hired a leader who attended the Broad Institute. There are a lot of scared teachers out there.

___"_...research is “pretty clear” teachers with advanced degrees do no better in the classroom._"
Do state capitals each have a giant Cracker Jack box from which they pull "experts"?

Or do experts rise from the nether regions of Thinktankopolis where the fires of burning stupid are stoked by slaves of Creative Destruction?

There is one study I'm aware of that tried to figure out why high performers did really well. It turned out there was a support complex that included teachers with great subject knowledge and parents with both a good education and capital resources to support the child.

Students do really well if a teacher knows her subject cold and has no use for the district's textbook.

My school district has just hired a leader who attended the Broad Institute. There are a lot of scared teachers out there.

2015-07-21 11:57:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Paint remover goes straight through automotive carpet like a knife through butter. Found out to my dismay yesterday. An old can and a hot car don't mix.

Paint remover goes straight through automotive carpet like a knife through butter. Found out to my dismay yesterday. An old can and a hot car don't mix.___

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2015-07-19 17:22:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Open Science article.
+Ben Goldacre says enough studies already. Time to do something about it.

Ben Goldacre et al press for improvements to the practice of science.

As with so many others, though, science and medical science are conflated, which makes it seem that so much more is wrong with science and engineering research than is actually the case.
Still, it's an excellent article that makes clear by example just how important it is that we not sit on our laurels.___Open Science article.
+Ben Goldacre says enough studies already. Time to do something about it.

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2015-07-18 17:38:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Tomato lovers!
Here's where you get them:
http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/newcultivars.html

___Tomato lovers!
Here's where you get them:
http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/newcultivars.html

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2015-07-18 04:50:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

TWIS!!!!

New TWIS News! 15 July, 2015 – Episode 523 – This Week in Science (TWIS)___TWIS!!!!

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2015-07-18 04:37:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Interesting article - self explanatory.
via +Breen Ouellette 

Justice Antonin Scalia: Why he's a bad influence, by law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Esq.___Interesting article - self explanatory.
via +Breen Ouellette 

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2015-07-18 03:19:00 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Here is a technological narrative with legs. Worried about education technology? According to this, I'm right and the faster a reputation system can be built, the better. Of course it's a technology narrative itself and constructs a solution to a complex problem with little support. But what if it's right?

Very interesting article. A good read.___Here is a technological narrative with legs. Worried about education technology? According to this, I'm right and the faster a reputation system can be built, the better. Of course it's a technology narrative itself and constructs a solution to a complex problem with little support. But what if it's right?

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2015-07-18 03:03:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It looks like some of the motivation on the right to kill the education bill might be motivated by the small issue of state's rights to teach . . . . creationism. Not that anybody's saying it explicitly. But Mississippi and Louisiana legislators are probably phoning home.

It looks like some of the motivation on the right to kill the education bill might be motivated by the small issue of state's rights to teach . . . . creationism. Not that anybody's saying it explicitly. But Mississippi and Louisiana legislators are probably phoning home.___

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2015-07-17 23:26:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Teaching History. A Larry Cuban blog post. (Originally posted to a history group.)

Larry Cuban's post on political influences on teaching History since the mid-90s. Includes Rush Limbaugh's opinion, so be ready with anti-nausea meds.___Teaching History. A Larry Cuban blog post. (Originally posted to a history group.)

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2015-07-17 18:01:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Here's what the Atlantic has to say about the reauthorization.
One can only pray that somewhere, somehow, there is a shred or reason somewhere.

Here's what the Atlantic has to say about the reauthorization.
One can only pray that somewhere, somehow, there is a shred or reason somewhere.___

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2015-07-17 17:59:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

HateWatch

HateWatch___

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2015-07-17 17:58:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

EdWeek: Democratic Senators apparently don’t know that state takeovers mean privatization (a la ALEC), that charters do not get better academic results than public schools, and that the root cause of low scores is inequity, not “bad” schools. State takeovers have not protected the civil rights of under served children. Privatization has created profits for the charter industry.

EdWeek: Democratic Senators apparently don’t know that state takeovers mean privatization (a la ALEC), that charters do not get better academic results than public schools, and that the root cause of low scores is inequity, not “bad” schools. State takeovers have not protected the civil rights of under served children. Privatization has created profits for the charter industry.___

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2015-07-17 17:44:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Interactive technology can be fun. Fun, funner, funnest.
http://rrr.vw.com/#main
^ real thing

"Unleash Your Rrrr uses an artificial intelligence subset of machine learning known as deep learning, which was developed in-house at Deutsch LA, to analyze each person's unique vocal pitch as they do their best impression of a car engine roar. The interactive web app then generates a customized, shareable film of the turbocharged Golf R speeding round a racetrack. It is shown drifting, braking and performing other stunts in sync with the sound of the user's voice."___Interactive technology can be fun. Fun, funner, funnest.
http://rrr.vw.com/#main
^ real thing

2015-07-17 14:04:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Did anyone do a study to demonstrate (for the insurance industry) what percentage they were in fact paying because of the huge number of people's medical costs, over what they thought they were paying because of cost shifting?
What is the averaged cost per insured individual? How much of this is offset by Obamacare?
Sorry for the lousy sentence structure. :-/

Did anyone do a study to demonstrate (for the insurance industry) what percentage they were in fact paying because of the huge number of people's medical costs, over what they thought they were paying because of cost shifting?
What is the averaged cost per insured individual? How much of this is offset by Obamacare?
Sorry for the lousy sentence structure. :-/___

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2015-07-17 02:07:57 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Look at this and tell me it doesn't mirror Democratic voting!
It wasn't intended, but look at it. A little less Texas and a little more Washington. Minnesota is a bust tho. So are South Carolina and Louisiana. So maybe not a good idea after all. :(
Florida is perfect though. Just look at it.That's the way the voting falls. I have a serious case of confirmation bias. I'll take a couple of aspirin.
A good idea gone bad. Maybe I shouldn't hit Share. Naw.

Look at this and tell me it doesn't mirror Democratic voting!
It wasn't intended, but look at it. A little less Texas and a little more Washington. Minnesota is a bust tho. So are South Carolina and Louisiana. So maybe not a good idea after all. :(
Florida is perfect though. Just look at it.That's the way the voting falls. I have a serious case of confirmation bias. I'll take a couple of aspirin.
A good idea gone bad. Maybe I shouldn't hit Share. Naw.___

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2015-07-15 12:33:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Larry Cuban's post on political influences on teaching History since the mid-90s. Includes Rush Limbaugh's opinion, so be ready with anti-nausea meds.

Larry Cuban's post on political influences on teaching History since the mid-90s. Includes Rush Limbaugh's opinion, so be ready with anti-nausea meds.___

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2015-07-15 02:47:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Be a member and get this awesome unicorn shirt.
Warning, unicorns shed a lot.

Be a member and get this awesome unicorn shirt.
Warning, unicorns shed a lot.___

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2015-07-14 19:02:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

From +Carl Zimmer 

w00t! The second edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life, which I wrote with Doug Emlen​, is out. Here's the cover, featuring Darwin's moth. http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Study-Guide-PACKAGE-Making/dp/1936221551/ref=pd_sim_sbs_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SJMKZ3BFSB2A9P0NF3Z___From +Carl Zimmer 

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2015-07-13 19:07:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Political correctness enforcement? Argh.

Sharing this afresh due to a spotty link a few days ago.

#faculty   #academicfreedom   #harassment   #civility   #freespeech  ___Political correctness enforcement? Argh.

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2015-07-13 16:43:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

That was a derp. But welcome. :)
(edit) Just found this at SourceForge:
Google now boosts a site's SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking if it secures the entire user session by HTTPS. 

You asked—we delivered. As of today, Codecademy is #‎HTTPS‬ supported. Read our engineer Artur's blog post about the change at http://bit.ly/codecademy_https.___That was a derp. But welcome. :)
(edit) Just found this at SourceForge:
Google now boosts a site's SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking if it secures the entire user session by HTTPS. 

2015-07-12 18:52:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Pocket Code allows you to create your own games, animations, interactive music videos, and many kind of other apps, directly on your phone or tablet."  (android only, free)

Tutorials are here: https://share.catrob.at/pocketcode/help

"Pocket Code allows you to create your own games, animations, interactive music videos, and many kind of other apps, directly on your phone or tablet."  (android only, free)

Tutorials are here: https://share.catrob.at/pocketcode/help___

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2015-07-12 15:23:28 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I recall that having to graduate from kindergarten in the early 1950s, I had to shinny (second definition) up a two inch pipe and demonstrate that I could mark rhythm in a piece of music. In my case it was Bizet's Toreador Song (without the alcohol). Today, my grandchildren and their contemporaries are expected to know some of what I learned in first grade before entering kindergarten. It's not surprising I regard them as diminutive geniuses. This brings me to my conversations about composition teaching in university where my friends universally bemoan the illiterate state of the college student. The conflict is hard to reconcile. It's not like I can't penetrate my bubble. I teach in a school that runs from infant to high school and what I observe is baffling in its diversity.
I can only suppose that we require Nature to fall within our expectations and are disappointed with... more »

I recall that having to graduate from kindergarten in the early 1950s, I had to shinny (second definition) up a two inch pipe and demonstrate that I could mark rhythm in a piece of music. In my case it was Bizet's Toreador Song (without the alcohol). Today, my grandchildren and their contemporaries are expected to know some of what I learned in first grade before entering kindergarten. It's not surprising I regard them as diminutive geniuses. This brings me to my conversations about composition teaching in university where my friends universally bemoan the illiterate state of the college student. The conflict is hard to reconcile. It's not like I can't penetrate my bubble. I teach in a school that runs from infant to high school and what I observe is baffling in its diversity.
I can only suppose that we require Nature to fall within our expectations and are disappointed with her.___

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2015-07-12 03:30:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Awww.

Breitbart and other right wing rags published a false narrative?! Say it ain't so!___Awww.

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