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Bob Calder has been at 2 events

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This Week in Science (TWIS)3,667,215Make 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 04:30:00187 
Kiki Sanford3,706,781What 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 

Bob Calder has been shared in 46 public circles

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Refurio Anachro4,745September engagers circle: This month's buzz has been boosted by curiosity about Hamiltonians - welcome you all and nice to meet you! I found to really like Hamiltonian mechanics, and i'll sure come back to what i meant by describing them as "intriguing like postmodern psychedelic sculpture". Stay tuned, it wouldn't be the same without you!These people are physicists and mathematicians, research scientists, teachers, and enthusiasts. By adding us to your stream you'll find yourself learning about the universe and looking at the beauty of maths.Last month's finds:+Liz Krane found this cool video demonstrating how to mine bitcoins by hand!https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/ERJpN6vLypGRaytraced spheroidal billiards: A set of high res views, and animated iteration depth. Since then i've been naming some of the features in the comments below, you sure you didn't miss any?https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/4hDyHdYwmjMThe physical ellipse is the application i had in mind for Hamiltonians. It seems i should be posting about elliptic integrals and their inverses soon.https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/Q2nDr5phZfQAnother tiger toroid animation. Look in the comments for a link to yet another view, and to meet an expert:https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/RVCnJ5rH8kCOn Hamiltonians, my first piece about them, a quick introduction. It left me with the desire to dive deeper.https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/DQZZvMBVPafDiagram 19: "The 59 icosahedra" is a book about the stellations of the icosahedron_...https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/AHVv1JGLZy8"Dear august engagers", here's previous month's circle:https://plus.google.com/+RefurioAnachro/posts/X6pQCjNR6FiIn that post i claimed to post "impressions of the mandelbrot set" on +Spherical Reflections. Well, i lied, at that time i had just posted a phoenix. It's a different formula! Where are you, Mandelbrot experts?https://plus.google.com/b/115434895453136495635/117866562756294273963/posts/Qmy98YMjuwc+Spherical Reflections' page, stuff like the above and circle shares.https://plus.google.com/b/117866562756294273963/117866562756294273963/postsYou're in this circle because you reshared, plussed or commented on one of my posts (possibly via +2014-10-01 09:20:53161000
Peter Vogel44,233Sharing a circle of terrific ICT educatorsHere in British Columbia we are about to head back to school. What better time to share this circle of people who share their expertise in Information and Communications Technology or Educational Technology if you prefer another label.I've been a Google+ user since day 1 and in fact I began using it, appropriately enough, while on a three-week stay at the birthplace of the World Wide Web, CERN, perhaps better known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider. I began building this circle of plussers while there. Now I must admit I haven't been good about culling dormant accounts of late so don't expect everyone in the circle to be a gem.Also, if you happen across this post and circle and wish to be included (on the basis outlined above) just send me a note.  2014-08-29 22:11:48451101
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Bob Calder16,794+Claus von Zastrow a small general science circle. I'm going to include myself in this one.2014-04-27 12:40:50142001
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202565
Hamilton Carter43,898Here's my circle of folks that engaged with my posts in the last week or so.  If you're looking for a great circle of people interested in science and math, this might be it!  If you're in the circle, please feel free to a link to your favorite post of your own in the comments.2014-03-24 12:45:46189217
Hamilton Carter43,757Here's my circle of folks that engaged with my posts in the first week or so of March.  If you're looking for a great circle of people interested in science and math, this might be it!  If you're in the circle, please feel free to a link to your favorite post of your own in the comments.2014-03-11 16:04:02149828
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546Resharing the Engagers VI: Christmas edition by +Markos Giannopoulos1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 19:39:07340109
Markos Giannopoulos13,655Engagers VI: Christmas edition // It's a festive season so my monthly "round-up & thank you" circle is on the right mood!First some stats on people who engaged me (gathered via +Circloscope) and on my posts (tracked by +CircleCount):September: 620 plussers, 93 commentators and 86 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 745 +1s, 74 re-shares and 117 comments October: 395 plussers, 33 commentators and 39 sharers on 43 posts for a total of 1057 +1s, 80 re-shares and 165 comments November: 616 plussers, 114 commentators and 176 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 1109 +1s, 234 re-shares and 227 commentsA great month fuelled by two posts: 6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins  (http://bit.ly/1bKXVgX 359 +1s, 59 comments, 183 re-shares) and Ode à Eiffel (http://bit.ly/1heptNZ 46 +1s, 4 comments, 5 re-shares). If I wanted to get "analytical" about it, it was two posts with some decent value (helpful list of plugins in one case on a every-day issue for a WordPress developer and an album of 18 original photos of night Paris on the other) :) So on to the circle: the formula for this month is - Plussers who are on over 3 engagers circles (so basically who have engaged with me in previous months as well this one)  - Sharers and commentators - A few kind highly-engaging people who have shared original circles including me. - People with over 300 in G+'s "relevance score" (as reported by +Circloscope), e.g. the people Google considers that I interact more and post similar content to mine (or of my interest)All in all, this came to a healthy group of 340 content creators and real engagers interested in technology and photography. Feel free to add them! As usual, stats and circle creation for this post were only made possible thanks to +CircleCount and +Circloscope. #engagers   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circleversary #milestone #googleplus #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-12-16 17:49:57340441178
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910046117
STEM on Google+ Community9,798Movers & Shakers in the STEM Community!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments have appeared in the +STEM on Google+ Community and page.  There are both content creators and content readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to join the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343 #sciencecircle   #STEM   #curatedcontent   #publicsharedcircles   #newtogoogleplus  2013-11-04 15:26:49280311848
STEM on Google+ Community9,223Thank You, Top 222!!Here are the names circulating around the STEM community lately.They've commented, shared, been shared, plussed and posted.  They all share some common interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Add this circle and test the waters...  maybe some of them are your kind of people!  *Re-share to promote Science!* #sciencecircles   #engagement   #STEM     #sciencesunday   #publicsharedcircles   #welcometogplus   #newtogoogleplus  2013-08-26 03:10:02222331542
Richi Jennings43,396Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... :: A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! For last week's share, see: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/BkAvjwbaf8g2013-06-23 15:12:25477322070
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Zbynek Kysela5,621MUST FOLLOW CIRCLE 2013========================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT====================1. Add this circle to your circles(Click Add circle)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly(Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-15 11:32:3847315612
Richi Jennings35,686Sunday Circle Share... :: Hello to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).Mainly, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this with your circles. Spread the love! (Or not, as you wish.)For the previous circle: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/JAjuFDk7oJt2013-04-14 14:42:0847728948
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Jordan Hawker4,341Plus Help CircleIt's #CircleShareSunday  once again, and I've got a great #circle  for you today!  The people in this circle are great plussers interested in sharing and learning about how to best use the great features we have a G+!  Circle them and share in the wealth! #PlusHelp   #CircleShare   #GooglePlusTips  2013-02-25 01:28:348910114
Shaker Cherukuri8,427Engagers CircleCircle of folks (few pages) that have actively engaged with me these past few months (re-shared posts, plussed and commented). Moving forward, I will be doing this on a monthly basis.2012-10-30 12:38:3823559837
Peter Vogel24,368ICT / Ed Tech CircleIt's a long weekend here in Canada (we celebrate Thanksgiving well ahead of our neighbours to the south). Here is a circle of people with a passion for technology in education and who have shared that enthusiasm here on Google+. And that makes for an ideal group to share their energy with others perhaps just starting to explore the rich environment of G+. Consider this a Thanksgiving gift from Canada. 2012-10-07 00:18:36420315
Chad Haney7,185Relevance on G+, Two Birds, One PostOK so here's my #AZlist or #AZfaves thingy. I decided not to annoy people with the notifications. They are probably in the shared circle below anyway. In case you don't know, the list is from typing + and a letter. You are supposed to select the first name that Google suggests. I didn't allow duplicates so in some cases, it wasn't the first person Google suggested "by relevance to me".A: Kawthar AL ABDALLA B: Buddhini Samarasinghe C: Kimberly Chapman D: Deeksha Tare E: Mike Elgan F: Feisal Kamil G: Gnotic Pasta H: Aida Hazlan I: irish d J: Jonathan Langdale K: Guy Kawasaki L: Lindsay Leonidas M: Mahesh Sreekandath N: Jerry Nguyen O: Mary Owens P: Peter LindelaufQ: Liz Quilty R: Rajini Rao S: Allison Sekuler T: Tom Lee U: Frances Uku V: Branimir Vasilic W: Christian WietholtX: Xavier Brinon Y: Annie Yim Z: mary ZemanThe shared circle is another test of relevancy. You also have probably seen these going around. You sort your circles by "Relevance" and make a circle out of the top 99. Again, I did a little filtering. I removed people that are hardly on G+ but are in my email contacts. There were a couple of bizarre ones near the bottom that also got the ax, sorry. If you aren't in here, don't feel bad. Blame Google. #circleshare   #sharedcircles2012-10-06 04:41:0110025017
Shaker Cherukuri6,435My High Engager's Circle. Folks (135 people, 3 pages) that have in the recent past re-shared my posts.Thank You for the support.2012-08-26 18:10:3513825729
Chris Robinson24,784General Science Circle- Final UpdateLast August I started this General Science Database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), which could be uploaded into Google+ using the import contacts feature. Over the last year, the database has morphed into a shared circle and more recently into +Science on Google+: A Public Database. Due to the increasing overlap with the +Science on Google+: A Public Database, this will be the last time that I will be updating and sharing this circle.If you are a scientist, science teacher, or science writer, please feel free to add your profile/page to the +Science on Google+: A Public Database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M) and circling +Science on Google+: A Public Database. 2012-07-25 14:47:31300101339
Chris Robinson22,193Science Circle- Updated 4.20.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Don't forget to check out +Science on Google+: A Public Database! Change Log15 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/ob3zR.17 profiles were added on 3.15.12: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle.2012-04-20 15:59:2130261512
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626
Bob Calder3,079+Andrea Budding +Doug Peterson Here you go. An education circle. It is mixed higher ed academics with some K-12 folks. There are a few administrators and whatnot. Nobody really insane other than me. Please share this with other educators.2012-04-15 17:54:45338203
Peter Vogel18,019New to Google+? Interested in Ed Tech? Are you a teacher?It's the end of the work week (well, here in Vancouver it is). Adding this circle to your Google+ presence will surely see your stream filling with content that you may be able to put to use next week. The people in this circle are passionate about what they do in their working lives. They share that passion through their presence here on Google+.2012-04-13 23:05:25408815
Peter Vogel17,847Tech Ed CircleI am sharing the circle below for those who are looking for educators and those who actively write about education with an emphasis on information and communications technologies (let's call it tech ed for short). Just prior to posting this I used the Uncircle+ Chrome extension to comb the circle for inactive G+ accounts, resulting in the removal of around 60 from an initial set of 470. However, it appears that Uncircle+ is not completely reliable. At least one account remains that is apparently non-existent and a few accounts remain that were inactive during the period I specified. I wanted Uncircle+ to identify accounts with no activity since January 1.2012-04-09 01:23:424056313
Tommy Deis0#SharedCircle2012-04-06 20:47:14501000
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733
Rihana Martinson1,449Shared for +Joseph Sullivan - Science circle! I don't recall who initially shared it with me, but thank you! I've read so many interesting things and articles in the past few days.2012-03-20 21:32:15301004
Chris Robinson19,669Science Circle- Updated 3.15.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Science Pages: http://goo.gl/8YbCVPsychology Pages: http://goo.gl/TcTxCChange Log18 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle._______________________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 13:27:31300332734
Mike Clancy1,885Five hundred people who are active on G+ and interested in science and technology. Is that cool or what?2012-03-05 00:41:4850012915
Katja Karhu2,592Circle of ScienceHere's a circle of people posting science-related content.2012-02-28 17:04:39418336
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014
Chris Robinson15,978Science Circle- Updated 2.13.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Change LogThis updates my Science Circle that I posted on 1.8.12. 50 profiles were removed in this update.40 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle.___________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:07:21284153827
Mitchel Rodwell0+Duncan Hayes , +Hanii Leigh this is my biggest circle, #Intellectual. I'd advise you follow either this or #Political, depending on which appeals to you more. As you can see, I follow a lot of very serious people, which is the sort of stuff I post as well. There's way more than what I've shared with you on +Google+ . There's +Handmade , there's +Android , there's +Funny Pictures & Videos . It's not just about serious stuff, even though that's what I mostly use it for.Anyway, happy G+ing! Make circles, post things, fill out your profiles, and if you see something really cool, share it! I don't have a good #Music circle, or a good #Photography circle, so one day you guys might share circles with me that I'd like :)P.s. Some useful tips. Google+ has #hashtag support, so when you put a "#" before a term it makes it a clickable link to see other times someone's mentioned that hashtag. So clicking #Intellectual up there would take you to a bunch of intellectual posts. And you tag people or pages with a "+" before their name.2012-01-23 13:52:20463500
Simon Wareham251And my second homebrewers circle is here. I've had to split these as you can only share 500 people at a time - you can combine both circles if you wish.As requested by +Tom Sheasby2012-01-13 11:53:08351600
Jon Hiller3,781I would like to share a circle that encases #science #astronomy& #physics and a few #biologists. I present to you, the Sci Talker circle2011-12-03 05:49:31355754
Maggie Koerth-Baker43,838I'm told that Share Circles has been expanded to allow you to share more than 250 people at a time. So I'm sharing The Academy again, this time in its entirety. Everybody here is a working scientist, in some respect, either academic, private research, or employed by a government. If you'd like to be added to the circle, let me know.Maggie Koerth-Baker shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 14:35:53304381521
Maggie Koerth-Baker7,961By popular demand: Here is "The Academy," my circle of scientists, researchers, and Ph.D. students. Please note that this does not represent the full population of the circle. There's some 290 people in there right now, and only 250 names can be shared at one time through the new shared circles system. Also: If you'd like to be added to The Academy, please let me know!Maggie Koerth-Baker shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 17:28:26250854750

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2014-10-18 11:55:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Just saw my granddaughters featured on +WPTV's Sunshine Babies.
What a surprise! 
This is an older photo that I particularly like. The hat is from South Korea.

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2014-10-23 00:09:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is pretty good. An obvious extension of the technology just like the sign translator.


PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users how to solve math problems. Available early 2015 www.gamengadgets.com/category/gadgets/___This is pretty good. An obvious extension of the technology just like the sign translator.

2014-10-22 01:35:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sins of Our Fathers
A Sean Otto book. Yes, the science journalist Sean Otto. Cool.

http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/10/21/sins-of-our-fathers-a-new-novel-by-shawn-otto/___Sins of Our Fathers
A Sean Otto book. Yes, the science journalist Sean Otto. Cool.

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2014-10-22 01:11:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 


A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

#science   #gif   #scienceveryday  
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A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

#science   #gif   #scienceveryday  
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2014-10-21 23:58:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Beersmith on clarifying

Improving Beer Clarity and Finings: In Depth - Part 4 (New Post!) - http://beersmith.com/blog/2014/10/20/improving-beer-clarity-and-finings-in-depth-part-4/___Beersmith on clarifying

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2014-10-21 19:56:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I know you guys love red meat.
I hope this wasn't posted previously.
Apologies if it was.

The research paper behind a favorite Dr. Oz product was just retracted

Even before the retraction, the study had attracted a lot of scrutiny for being too weak and flawed to support any health claims, let alone weight loss wonders. The Federal Trade Commission had also settled a $3.5-million lawsuit with the supplement-makers for its false marketing and bad science.___I know you guys love red meat.
I hope this wasn't posted previously.
Apologies if it was.

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2014-10-21 19:49:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Nice idea combining Ginsburg and Posner evaluations of voter ID.
Good going +Salon 

___Nice idea combining Ginsburg and Posner evaluations of voter ID.
Good going +Salon 

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2014-10-20 18:01:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A graph with a period under study that isn't treated like the climate denial community, ie looking at only the part you think proves your point.

An explanation:
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/re/articles/?id=2419

And here's the way you spin it if you can shovel fast enough and think you won't get caught.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/09/not-looking-for-work-why-labor-force-participation-has-fallen-during-the-recovery

Because there's a little truth in it. There's a great paper called Think Tank Sociology that addresses the problems endemic in think tanks and their analyses.

But basically, this is why Zero Hedge is not accurate on this. It may be why a constant state of panic is bad for the endocrine system.

A graph with a period under study that isn't treated like the climate denial community, ie looking at only the part you think proves your point.

An explanation:
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/re/articles/?id=2419

And here's the way you spin it if you can shovel fast enough and think you won't get caught.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/09/not-looking-for-work-why-labor-force-participation-has-fallen-during-the-recovery

Because there's a little truth in it. There's a great paper called Think Tank Sociology that addresses the problems endemic in think tanks and their analyses.

But basically, this is why Zero Hedge is not accurate on this. It may be why a constant state of panic is bad for the endocrine system.___

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2014-10-20 12:20:20 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Oh yeah. Eat it, non-hirsute males.

Oh yeah. Eat it, non-hirsute males.___

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2014-10-19 21:14:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Origin of sex discovered in Scotland -
of course.

___Origin of sex discovered in Scotland -
of course.

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2014-10-19 20:44:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great visualization of infectiousness versus likelihood of death. Nice curve apparent.
#ebola  

Great visualization of infectiousness versus likelihood of death. Nice curve apparent.
#ebola  ___

2014-10-19 19:08:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anybody have access to hospital rankings for hospital acquired infections and hand washing compliance? I'm interested in seeing where the hospital in Texas is in terms of the average day.

I looked at the medicare website and went down to comparing hospitals and they have infection rates and line days are there along with the numbers. I chose to compare Baylor U hospital with one of the Presbyterian affiliated hospitals and Baylor was gawd awful.

Does anybody have access to hospital rankings for hospital acquired infections and hand washing compliance? I'm interested in seeing where the hospital in Texas is in terms of the average day.

I looked at the medicare website and went down to comparing hospitals and they have infection rates and line days are there along with the numbers. I chose to compare Baylor U hospital with one of the Presbyterian affiliated hospitals and Baylor was gawd awful.___

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2014-10-19 16:08:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's TWIV with more ebola-y goodness.

 +Tara C. Smith of Aetiology joins us for this week's discussion of Ebola virus on the science show This Week in Virology.___It's TWIV with more ebola-y goodness.

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2014-10-19 15:58:43 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hindsight is 20/20.
Reality is political, and by political I mean risk management decisions today affect you ten years from today.
Man up #GOP  

Libertarians a decade ago: "Let's cut the National Institutes of Health Budget by a quarter. What could possibly go wrong?"___Hindsight is 20/20.
Reality is political, and by political I mean risk management decisions today affect you ten years from today.
Man up #GOP  

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2014-10-19 15:23:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Recovery is good. 

___Recovery is good. 

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2014-10-19 14:56:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Could this be useful?
Analysis of the semantic content of test prompts and distractors. Often a multiple choice question designer steps rather far from question-as-a-way-to-discover and into deliberately obscuring in a way that becomes clear to only those with the proper semantic key. This key is unrelated to subject knowledge and that's where I think complexity analysis could come in handy. It's probably the cause of tests being insensitive to instruction. But there are probably degrees of abstraction-done-badly we don't explicitly recognize that pile up.

"understanding how parts compose structures by sharing information on different scales [may] be the key to unlocking how those complex systems behave." #readingToday  

Allen, Stacey and Bar-Yam composed foundational axioms and then derived two quantities to summarize the structure of a system. One, called the complexity profile, is high for systems with mostly independent parts and drops sharply for highly interdependent systems. The other, called marginal utility of information, quantifies how well a system can be described with a limited amount of information. Together these two measures avoid many of the problems and paradoxes that have afflicted previous approaches to quantifying complexity and structure.___Could this be useful?
Analysis of the semantic content of test prompts and distractors. Often a multiple choice question designer steps rather far from question-as-a-way-to-discover and into deliberately obscuring in a way that becomes clear to only those with the proper semantic key. This key is unrelated to subject knowledge and that's where I think complexity analysis could come in handy. It's probably the cause of tests being insensitive to instruction. But there are probably degrees of abstraction-done-badly we don't explicitly recognize that pile up.

2014-10-19 13:49:26 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Shame on Miami. The Audubon Society honored a guy that lives in St Pete for having the heart to oppose ruining the environmental restoration project that will keep our state alive. Miami needs to look in the mirror once in a while. Papa is dead and his sugar cane plantation is gone. Selling it off to the Fanjul family is guaranteeing zombie status.

#miamidade  +Miami Herald 

Shame on Miami. The Audubon Society honored a guy that lives in St Pete for having the heart to oppose ruining the environmental restoration project that will keep our state alive. Miami needs to look in the mirror once in a while. Papa is dead and his sugar cane plantation is gone. Selling it off to the Fanjul family is guaranteeing zombie status.

#miamidade  +Miami Herald ___

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2014-10-19 13:39:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Does someone know what advertising runs in a statewide buy so I can translate it to a number of airings?

Does someone know what advertising runs in a statewide buy so I can translate it to a number of airings?___

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2014-10-19 12:34:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Evo Cartoon with 2 points.
He doesn't understand danger the way sheep do. Their senses were honed by evolution. They are smarter than the human about one thing; themselves.
The cartoon illustrates the situation well. The religious think of themselves as special and outside of nature.

___Evo Cartoon with 2 points.
He doesn't understand danger the way sheep do. Their senses were honed by evolution. They are smarter than the human about one thing; themselves.
The cartoon illustrates the situation well. The religious think of themselves as special and outside of nature.

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2014-10-19 02:00:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Neuro-myths. Here's the list:
♦ We mostly only use 10 per cent of our brain
♦ Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (for example, visual, auditory or kinaesthetic)
♦ Short bouts of co‑ordination exercises can improve integration of left and right hemispheric brain function
♦ Differences in hemispheric dominance (left brain or right brain) can help to explain individual differences amongst learners
♦ Children are less attentive after sugary drinks and snacks
♦ Drinking less than 6 to 8 glasses of water a day can cause the brain to shrink
♦ Learning problems associated with developmental differences in brain function cannot be remediated by education

New research suggests that myths held by teachers worldwide about the brain are hampering education.

See also (registration may be required)
http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nrn3817.html___Neuro-myths. Here's the list:
♦ We mostly only use 10 per cent of our brain
♦ Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (for example, visual, auditory or kinaesthetic)
♦ Short bouts of co‑ordination exercises can improve integration of left and right hemispheric brain function
♦ Differences in hemispheric dominance (left brain or right brain) can help to explain individual differences amongst learners
♦ Children are less attentive after sugary drinks and snacks
♦ Drinking less than 6 to 8 glasses of water a day can cause the brain to shrink
♦ Learning problems associated with developmental differences in brain function cannot be remediated by education

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2014-10-19 00:08:41 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times.
#teaparty   #GOP  

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times.
#teaparty   #GOP  ___

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2014-10-18 16:48:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google Scholar. My fav.
Happy Birthday

via +Sanjay Ghemawat 

Here's a look at Anurag Acharya and Google Scholar on the service's tenth anniversary.  Anurag just can't quit it.

https://medium.com/backchannel/the-gentleman-who-made-scholar-d71289d9a82d___Google Scholar. My fav.
Happy Birthday

via +Sanjay Ghemawat 

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2014-10-18 16:34:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Harvard. Kids aren't involved in active discovery. Well, duh. Look at your feeder system. The wole damn thing is designed to do what  it's doing. Why complain? All you have to do is place a high value on what you say you want. There's no reason to bitch. Quit reinforcing the wrong values.

___Harvard. Kids aren't involved in active discovery. Well, duh. Look at your feeder system. The wole damn thing is designed to do what  it's doing. Why complain? All you have to do is place a high value on what you say you want. There's no reason to bitch. Quit reinforcing the wrong values.

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2014-10-18 16:21:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Get yours today for only $24.00.
That's $1.00 less than $25.00 which would be too much to pay.

Get yours today for only $24.00.
That's $1.00 less than $25.00 which would be too much to pay.___

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2014-10-18 12:13:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Want to know where the GOP operatives come from? If there was a high school for psychopaths, this would be it.



#gop  

"False flags

Awkward things. Like, say, the threat of a “Montreal Massacre style” killing at a lecture given by a woman who still insists on making videos analyzing tropes in video games from a feminist perspective, despite numerous requests that she die. Clearly this threat and the plethora of other threats directed toward women involved in gaming are part of a massive covert opp designed to distract from the most pressing concern facing humanity: video-game reviews with which Gamergaters disagree."


#GamerGate #TeamSJW___Want to know where the GOP operatives come from? If there was a high school for psychopaths, this would be it.



#gop  

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2014-10-18 12:06:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is what people should do when faced with a new event. Look closely and think about how to distinguish silliness from seriousness. THEN share it with others who may not be as careful.

My son woke up crying in the middle of the night with a terrible, raspy cough. After he calmed down, I wondered how his symptoms compare to those associated with enterovirus D68 that's been hitting kids this Fall. Google lead me to discover that Fox News had been trying to link even that disease to immigration. Below are just a few of the many headlines showing how Fox News is attempting to create fear and manufacture hysteria (again) by creating an artificial connection between diseases and immigrants (when, as the TO headline suggests, it's unfounded in reality). Protect your mental health: Turn off Fox News.___This is what people should do when faced with a new event. Look closely and think about how to distinguish silliness from seriousness. THEN share it with others who may not be as careful.

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2014-10-18 11:55:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Just saw my granddaughters featured on +WPTV's Sunshine Babies.
What a surprise! 
This is an older photo that I particularly like. The hat is from South Korea.

Just saw my granddaughters featured on +WPTV's Sunshine Babies.
What a surprise! 
This is an older photo that I particularly like. The hat is from South Korea.___

2014-10-17 23:46:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+George Station and +don arnoldy - I noticed the machines in the lab photo and I'm wondering if you can help me with some smarts.

My old lab has 26 dual G5 cheese graters and desperately needs to upgrade to Intel. But. The administration thinks new high end machines are too expensive. (as do I) Do you know of a MOBO upgrade path or a possibility of using minis? I'm going to have to teach the current version of Premiere or Final Cut for an industry certification and I'm thinking that using the Premiere 4 isn't going to cut it. I expect we can continue to use the clear plastic-framed monitors though the mini configuration would probably put a halt to dual monitors. Or would it?

+George Station and +don arnoldy - I noticed the machines in the lab photo and I'm wondering if you can help me with some smarts.

My old lab has 26 dual G5 cheese graters and desperately needs to upgrade to Intel. But. The administration thinks new high end machines are too expensive. (as do I) Do you know of a MOBO upgrade path or a possibility of using minis? I'm going to have to teach the current version of Premiere or Final Cut for an industry certification and I'm thinking that using the Premiere 4 isn't going to cut it. I expect we can continue to use the clear plastic-framed monitors though the mini configuration would probably put a halt to dual monitors. Or would it?___

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2014-10-17 23:38:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I work in a school where children are told never to use Wikipedia. They also type an "O" instead of using the zero key. It's as if time was locally reversed.

"One more point is worth considering. I believe that helping Wikipedia grow, as well as fostering its development, is a moral duty of all those privileged enough to attend college. Sharing knowledge with those who do not have easy access to it is the least we can do. The ethical obligation is even greater on the professoriate than on students themselves: After all, it is the professors whose engagement can make the crucial difference in student participation in a Wikipedia project."___I work in a school where children are told never to use Wikipedia. They also type an "O" instead of using the zero key. It's as if time was locally reversed.

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2014-10-17 23:12:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The crazy is on the street until further notice.

via +Sadri Hassani 

Here come the quacks trying to score big on people's fear and ignorance.___The crazy is on the street until further notice.

via +Sadri Hassani 

2014-10-17 02:04:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

More than 40 workers and supporters were arrested outside Alice Walton’s new Park Avenue penthouse and the Walton Family Foundation’s K Street lobbying office.

They were delivering a petition signed by workers at more than 1,710 Walmart stores in all 50 states calling on Walmart to publicly commit to $15 an hour and full-time schedules. Workers in Phoenix delivered the same petition to Walmart board chairman Rob Walton’s house yesterday.

More than 40 workers and supporters were arrested outside Alice Walton’s new Park Avenue penthouse and the Walton Family Foundation’s K Street lobbying office.

They were delivering a petition signed by workers at more than 1,710 Walmart stores in all 50 states calling on Walmart to publicly commit to $15 an hour and full-time schedules. Workers in Phoenix delivered the same petition to Walmart board chairman Rob Walton’s house yesterday.___

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2014-10-17 01:26:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great practical talk on how we taste and recent research on it. This is totally fun. Tips on snorting.
#beer  

Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher - BeerSmith Podcast #89 (New Episode!) - http://beersmith.com/blog/2014/09/26/tasting-beer-with-randy-mosher-beersmith-podcast-89/___Great practical talk on how we taste and recent research on it. This is totally fun. Tips on snorting.
#beer  

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2014-10-15 23:55:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

FOSSIL DAY!!!!!

In recognition of National Fossil Day today, a part of Earth Sciences Week, we feature a story by BLM Paleo Intern Hannah Cowan about a dinosaur excavation. 
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In early September, I had the opportunity to join BLM Paleontologist Alan Titus on a dinosaur excavation in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or GSENM. After a brief tour of the BLM’s impressive paleo lab and a beautiful two hour drive through the Staircase, I finally arrived at my first paleo excavation site. Named Unicorns and Rainbows for the majestic and unimaginable discovery at this location, the fossil locality certainly lived up to its name. With the exception of the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (which mysteriously contains a ratio of predator: prey which exceeds normal standards), predators are rarely discovered in the paleo world. 

http://tmblr.co/Z9wNeu1TDzlx5

Ever since the Lythronax argestes press release last November and +National Geographic article featuring excavations within the GSENM this spring, the Monument is on the nation’s radar as a paleo “hot-spot.” And, this tyrannosaur discovery is no less exciting. 

When I think of a tyrannosaur, I am reminded of Jurassic Park—the scene in which the tyrannosaur chases down a jeep, or when it surprised a flock of Gallimimus. How about the infamous Spinosaurus vs. tyrannosaur fight! 

At the Unicorns and Rainbows locality, I was greeted by three Denver Museum of Nature and Science volunteers who were working under the direction of GSENM Paleo Technician Scott Richardson to clear out space surrounding one large plaster-jacket. Despite the searing heat from the desert sun, there was a buzz of energy as the group worked to excavate the dinosaur. 

Hours were spent bent over one small location — chiseling down around the plaster jacket to allow for its removal. Dust blew up my nose and into my eyes as splinter after splinter of rock chipped away beneath my chisel. As I worked, I kept a diligent eye for fossilized fish scales, small bones and larger tyrannosaur parts. My job was to find these fossils before they were lost amongst the settling dust and rock debris. 

Although my time on the excavation was short, I began to understand the vast amount of time necessary to safely remove and transport fossilized material. I was thankful for the close partnerships formed with the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, providing Alan and staff the much needed support to excavate the tyrannosaur. 

My time on the excavation ended with the discovery of multiple small fossils, belonging either to a small reptile, a small dinosaur, or as I hope, to a baby dinosaur! The opportunity to work on the tyrannosaur excavation was eye opening. It was not only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but also an opportunity for greater insight into field crew operations and the BLM’s goals for the GSENM paleontology program. The tyrannosaur discovery will hopefully solve questions regarding predator life history, evolution and the ecosystem’s fauna. 

I’d like to wish Alan and the crew luck with the remaining excavation, and express my appreciation for the supporting universities and museums who work in concert with the BLM to further paleontological research and discovery on public lands in Utah.” 

- +Hannah Cowan

#dinosaur   #tyrannosaurus   #jurassicpark   #nationalfossilday   #science  ___FOSSIL DAY!!!!!

2014-10-15 23:41:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

TWIS tonight 8 Pacific Time, whenever that is.
;-)

It's Wednesday already! Pick up some SCIENCE with your BASEBALL, and watch @TWIScience tonight at 8pm PDT. http://twis.org/live___TWIS tonight 8 Pacific Time, whenever that is.
;-)

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2014-10-15 22:27:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Fox News' truth rating is hovering in the 60% false neighborhood.

The only defense you will see? OMGPOLITIFACTCOMMIEZ! <-- lol

Fox News' truth rating is hovering in the 60% false neighborhood.

The only defense you will see? OMGPOLITIFACTCOMMIEZ! <-- lol___

2014-10-15 21:03:04 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Posner's take on how much it costs a low income citizen to get a photo ID.
Consider now the other side of the balance"the effect of strict voter ID laws on lawful turnout.The panel opinion does not discuss the cost of obtaining a photo ID. It assumes the cost is negligible. That's an easy assumption for federal judges to make, since we are given photo IDs by court security free of charge. And we have upper middle class salaries. Not everyone is so fortunate. It's been found that "the expenses [of obtaining a photo ID]  for documentation,travel, and waiting time are significant" especially for minority groups and low income voters "typically ranging from about $75 to $175." Even when adjusted for inflation, these figures represent substantially greater costs than the $1.50  poll tax outlawed by the 24th amendment in 1964.'Sobel, supra, at 2. The panel opinions... more »

Posner's take on how much it costs a low income citizen to get a photo ID.
Consider now the other side of the balance"the effect of strict voter ID laws on lawful turnout.The panel opinion does not discuss the cost of obtaining a photo ID. It assumes the cost is negligible. That's an easy assumption for federal judges to make, since we are given photo IDs by court security free of charge. And we have upper middle class salaries. Not everyone is so fortunate. It's been found that "the expenses [of obtaining a photo ID]  for documentation,travel, and waiting time are significant" especially for minority groups and low income voters "typically ranging from about $75 to $175." Even when adjusted for inflation, these figures represent substantially greater costs than the $1.50  poll tax outlawed by the 24th amendment in 1964.'Sobel, supra, at 2. The panel opinion suggests that obtaining a photo ID to vote can't be a big deal, because one needs a photo ID to fly. That's a common misconception. See Transportation Security Administration, Acceptable'IDs, www.tsa.gov/traveler information/acceptable ids. Since, despite the 9/11 attacks that killed thousands, a photo ID is not considered essential to airline safety, it seems beyond odd that it should be considered essential to electoral validity.

The panel piles error on error by stating that "photoID is essential [not only] to board an airplane " [but alsoto] pick up a prescription at a pharmacy, open a bank account", buy a gun, or enter a courthouse to serve as a juror or watch the argument of this appeal. In 35 states, including Wisconsin, you don't need a photo ID to pick up all prescriptions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,'Law:' Requiring 'Patient' Identification ' Before' Dispensing, www.cdc.govhomeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/laws/id_req.html. Bank customers do not need a photo ID to open a bank account. U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Answers & Solutions; Answers About Identification,www.helpwithmybank.gov/get answers/bank accounts/identification/faq bank accounts identification 02.html.

Federal law does not require a photo ID to purchase firearms at gun shows, flea markets, or online. U.S. Dept.of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Review of ATF's Project Gun runner 10 Nov.2010),www.justice.gov/oig/reports/ATF/e1101.pdf. It's true that our courthouse requires a photo ID to enter, but the Supreme Court requires no identification at all of visitors.

The panel does say, in the same paragraph of its opinion, that it "accept[s] the district court's finding [that 300,000 registered voters lack acceptable photo ID in Wisconsin] in this case,' but coming after a recitation that mistakenly implies that one can do virtually nothing in this society without a photo ID, the implication is that those 300,000 have only themselves to blame for not being allowed to vote.___

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2014-10-15 01:48:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Soju? No way. Makkoli? Yes way.
Sorry Korea, I just don't understand how a country full of wonderful tasting treats feels it's necessary to invent soju. Of course I'll probably get diabetes from the makkoli.

We know it's only Tuesday, but how else are we gonna get through the week?___Soju? No way. Makkoli? Yes way.
Sorry Korea, I just don't understand how a country full of wonderful tasting treats feels it's necessary to invent soju. Of course I'll probably get diabetes from the makkoli.

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2014-10-15 01:08:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

bookmarked for school

Sample lesson plans, rubrics, & more for teaching critical thinking: http://edut.to/1Ciw6HI.

#criticalthinking   #socraticseminar   #lessonplans  ___bookmarked for school

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2014-10-15 00:59:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My fav

Professor Martin Poliakoff of @periodicvideos on the importance of reproducibility in research: Roentgenium - Periodic Table of Videos___My fav

2014-10-14 23:16:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Georgia's voter suppression Voter ID Law From Posner's opinion:
M.V. Hood III and William Gillespie, in their article “They Just Do Not Vote Like They Used To:A Methodology to Empirically Assess Election Fraud,” 93 Social' Sci.' Q. 76 (2012), find that “after examining approximately 2.1million votes cast during the 2006 general election in Georgia, we find no evidence that election fraud was committed under the auspices of deceased registrants.” Co(author Hood was the State of Wisconsin’s expert witness in the present case — and testified that Georgia’s voter ID law indeed“had the effect of suppressing turnout.”

Georgia's voter suppression Voter ID Law From Posner's opinion:
M.V. Hood III and William Gillespie, in their article “They Just Do Not Vote Like They Used To:A Methodology to Empirically Assess Election Fraud,” 93 Social' Sci.' Q. 76 (2012), find that “after examining approximately 2.1million votes cast during the 2006 general election in Georgia, we find no evidence that election fraud was committed under the auspices of deceased registrants.” Co(author Hood was the State of Wisconsin’s expert witness in the present case — and testified that Georgia’s voter ID law indeed“had the effect of suppressing turnout.”___

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2014-10-13 23:54:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ahem. Told you so.
Bwaaaaaaaa haaaaa haaaaa.

Judges don't [admit they] change their minds that often, so this is worth a close look.

#votingrights #votersuppression #elections___Ahem. Told you so.
Bwaaaaaaaa haaaaa haaaaa.

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2014-10-13 01:15:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Researchers identify epigenetic changes caused by binge drinking

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases.

Researchers identify epigenetic changes caused by binge drinking

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases.___

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2014-10-12 00:56:27 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The origins of language. Where do they lie? Linguistics has just taken a turn.

The origins of language. Where do they lie? Linguistics has just taken a turn.___

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2014-10-12 00:44:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Rejecting Aristotle is always a sign of a break with scientific orthodoxy.

The past month has been bad for orthodox linguists.

First came the Surprise Meeting at the Summit which showed that instead of searching for new empirical data or even new theoretical arguments (metaphysics), orthodox linguistics has turned to politics to patrol its turf."

"Rejecting Aristotle is always a sign of a break with scientific orthodoxy.

The past month has been bad for orthodox linguists.

First came the Surprise Meeting at the Summit which showed that instead of searching for new empirical data or even new theoretical arguments (metaphysics), orthodox linguistics has turned to politics to patrol its turf."___

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2014-10-12 00:29:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Did everybody see this but me?

When you can't remember whether you've paid your bills—or you simply can't remember how much money you need to pay—you can now just ask Google. Tap the mic on the Google app (g.co/googleapp) and say, “Show me my bills” or “My bills due this week.” If you have the payment due date and amount in your Gmail, you’ll see a quick summary of upcoming and past bills. Pretty handy, huh?___Did everybody see this but me?

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2014-10-12 00:20:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Beer

Beer___

2014-10-12 00:00:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The RoK is trying to figure out how much unification will cost.

The RoK is trying to figure out how much unification will cost.___

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2014-10-11 22:54:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"The 3-bit V-NAND is Samsung’s latest second generation V-NAND device, which utilizes 32 vertically stacked cell layers per NAND memory chip. Each chip provides 128 gigabits (Gb) of memory storage."

"The 3-bit V-NAND is Samsung’s latest second generation V-NAND device, which utilizes 32 vertically stacked cell layers per NAND memory chip. Each chip provides 128 gigabits (Gb) of memory storage."___

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2014-10-11 16:26:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Lawrence Lessig is being pilloried here by innuendo. Read it and tell me if there is anything you would do differently if you wanted to build consensus and bi-partisan sentiment.

Make no mistake: the drive to "reform" campaign finance is all about advancing the hard-left agenda, nothing more.___+Lawrence Lessig is being pilloried here by innuendo. Read it and tell me if there is anything you would do differently if you wanted to build consensus and bi-partisan sentiment.

2014-10-11 15:13:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

When will we see the dino-chicken emerge from engineering?

When will we see the dino-chicken emerge from engineering?___

2014-10-11 12:23:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Reince Priebus announces the GOP has the same goal and principles as the DEMs. Evidently, being a Republican is the same as being a Democrat. BTW this is the first thing I have seen from him that isn't full of spittle and foam.

"Today, our Party has announced a framework for governing that we are calling the “Principles for American Renewal.”
These 11 principles touch on a range of topics: jobs, spending, health care, veterans, national security, education, poverty, values, energy, and immigration.
But the first and most important principle to the Republican Party is about the Constitution. As our nation’s guiding document, the Constitution must be preserved, honored and valued.
Many have labeled this midterm election a referendum on the policies of President Obama. In many ways, it is. But, more importantly, this election is a vote FOR a better Americathrou... more »

Reince Priebus announces the GOP has the same goal and principles as the DEMs. Evidently, being a Republican is the same as being a Democrat. BTW this is the first thing I have seen from him that isn't full of spittle and foam.

"Today, our Party has announced a framework for governing that we are calling the “Principles for American Renewal.”
These 11 principles touch on a range of topics: jobs, spending, health care, veterans, national security, education, poverty, values, energy, and immigration.
But the first and most important principle to the Republican Party is about the Constitution. As our nation’s guiding document, the Constitution must be preserved, honored and valued.
Many have labeled this midterm election a referendum on the policies of President Obama. In many ways, it is. But, more importantly, this election is a vote FOR a better America through the Republican Party’s positive, principled, conservative policies.
It’s urgent that we outline what it is we stand for – not just against – as Republicans. And it’s important that we lay out what a vote for the Republican Party means.
The overarching vision of the Republican Party is a country that offers equal opportunity for everyone — an equal chance at the American Dream. In pursuit of that vision, our Party’s three core values have long been a strong economy, a strong society, and a strong defense."___

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