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2015-08-28 10:23:35     Study reveals that a lot of psychology research really is just 'psycho-babble' - Science - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...t-psychobabble-10474646.html

More than half of the findings from 100 different studie... leading, peer-reviewed psychology journals cannot be rep... researchers who followed the same methodological protocol.
A study by more than 270 researchers from around the wor ...

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2015-08-27 10:30:12     Town ditches traffic lights to cut accidents | Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/...-traffic-odd-idUSGOR14512420070911

A town council in Germany has decided the best way of im...
From September 12, all traffic controls will disappear f ...
In an area used by 13,500 cars every day, drivers and pe ...
"Traffic will no longer be dominant," he said.
The idea of removing sign

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2015-08-26 21:39:58     Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack - CNET

http://www.cnet.com/...sending-spam-emails-in-botnet-attack/

n the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet ... used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spa...

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2015-08-21 16:33:55     Academic urban legends

http://sss.sagepub.com/content/44/4/638.full

Many of the messages presented in respectable scientific... in fact, based on various forms of rumors. Some of these... frequently, and in such complex, colorful, and entertain... can think of them as academic urban legends. The explana... phenomenon

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2015-08-18 22:12:57     PLOS ONE: Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?...

These technologies, BCI and CBI, can be combined to real... non-invasive, computer-mediated brain-to-brain (B2B) com... subjects (hyperinteraction).

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2015-08-18 21:58:20     Police Shootings Are About Class as Well as Race | Rev. Jesse Jackson

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...-as-race_b_7972218.html?...

The system has a class bias as well as a race bias. An i... Alternet's Zaid Jilani revealed that in the first five m... 95 percent of police killings occurred in neighborhoods ... incomes under $100,000. There were no killings in neighb...
Not surpris

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2015-08-18 21:54:49     Someone Made A Map Of Every Rude Place Name In The UK

http://www.buzzfeed.com/...he-rude-place-names-in-the-uk#...

The UK is full of rude place names. The North-West has a... a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting a...

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2015-08-17 19:55:35     Winderful

http://winderful.diascreative.net/

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2015-08-17 19:54:51     U.K. National Grid status

http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

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2015-08-17 12:27:30     Schoolboy revealed as Lego ferry designer - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-33931395

14 August 2015
From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
The MV Loch Shira set idea needs 10,000 supporters befor ...
The mystery designer of a Lego replica of a CalMac ferry ...
Luke Ball, who now lives in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, des ...

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2015-08-17 07:08:16     The Truth Wears Off - The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/201.../the-truth-wears-off

Although many scientific ideas generate conflicting resu... falling effect sizes, they continue to get cited in the ... standard medical practice. Why? Because these ideas seem... make sense. Because we can’t bear to let them go. And ... decline eff

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2015-08-17 07:07:08     Registered clinical trials make positive findings vanish : Nature News & Comment

http://www.nature.com/...ke-positive-findings-vanish-1.18181

The launch of the clinicaltrials.gov registry in 2000 se... striking impact on reported trial results, according to ... that many researchers have been talking about online in ...
A 1997 US law mandated the registry’s creation, requir ...

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2015-08-15 20:29:45     25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/3/.../25-maps-that-explain-english

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language ... spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the... tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the infl... of international exchange, including conquest and coloni... Vikings thr

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2015-08-15 14:25:25     Llandudno firm creates interactive fossil map of London - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-33912240

Fossils found in some of London's most famous landmarks ... to life with the help of a north Wales technology company.
Llandudno-based Livetech are behind a website detailing ...

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2015-08-13 16:34:31     Touchjet - Pond

http://www.touchjet.eu/touchjet-pond-1.html

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2015-08-11 19:36:40    

https://www.odmp.org/info/about-odmp

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2015-08-11 19:35:55     Investigation: Police shootings - Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/.../police-shootings/

At least 86 people have been shot and killed by police a... States within the past 30 days, according to Washington ... database is based on news reports, public records, Inter... original reporting.

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2015-08-11 10:55:25     Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is. | Olivier Blanchard

http://olivierblanchard.net/...economy-that-isnt-what-it-is/

“I need a car to pick me up at my hotel and take me to... as collaborative as “my yard looks like crap and I rea... cheap landscaper.” You’re talking about buying and s...
Let me ask you this: if someone pushed out an escort-boo ...
Context mat

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2015-08-07 21:27:11    

https://github.com/aheckmann/jquery.hook/b.../jquery.hook.js

* Provides the ability to hook into any jQuery.fn[method]
* with onbeforeMETHOD, onMETHOD, and onafterMETHOD.

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2015-07-30 18:03:29     How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/...uined-justine-saccos-life.html?...

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2015-07-29 08:53:02     The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World's Poorest People | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/leila-janah-samagroup/

Fresh out of Harvard in 2005, Leila Janah landed a job a... consultant. One of her first assignments took her to Mum... traveled by auto-rickshaw to a sleek outsourcing center ...
“There aren’t any unions for online workers. They ha ...
Janah, 32,

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2015-07-27 21:58:01     To us, it's an obscure shift of tax law. To the City, it's the heist of the century | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/comm.../tax-city-heist-of-century

At the moment tax law ensures that companies based here,... other countries, don't get taxed twice on the same money... only the difference between our rate and that of the oth... example, Dirty Oil plc pays 10% corporation tax on its p...
Foreign mea

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2015-07-24 09:44:45     ‘Print this Map. Get off the Internet. Take to the Streets': 5 of the Left’s Best Mapping Moments | Novara Wire

http://wire.novaramedia.com/...e-lefts-best-mapping-moments/

Mapping and activism have a long history. In the final d... Commune the military advances of the Versailles army wer... basis as the revolutionaries sought to keep them at bay.... nearly 100 years and the Situationists were once again m... altogether

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2015-07-23 17:53:06    

ttps://medium.com/bad-w.../the-servitude-bubble-c9e998c437c6

In this essay, I want to offer a competing narrative to ...

Here’s my tiny theory. There’s gold in them thar hil ...

I’m going to call it a Servitude Bubble. For the simpl ...

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2015-07-21 12:10:18     16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways - My Modern Met

http://www.mymodernmet.com/...h-century-book-bound-dos-a-dos

It’s not everyday you see a book that can be read in s... different ways, and this small book from the National Li... definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book histor... this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos ... back”) bi

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2015-07-09 15:36:30     Man vs. Smart House: A Cautionary Tale | The Creators Project

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/...ouse-a-cautionary-tale

Thomas is 70 years old. He lives a quiet life alone. Out... health, his children send him gifts to track his habits ... smart fork that counts calories, a smart cane that count... bed that monitors his sleep. But Thomas soon finds he do... told what t

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2015-06-15 12:24:04     Head teachers: using neuroscience for education - The Long and Short Season 4

http://thelongandshort.org/...euroscience-for-education.html

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2015-06-13 08:02:56     Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students

https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStu.../effectsstudents.html

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2015-06-13 08:01:49     Pens And Paper Are Holding Your Kids Back, Says Microsoft

http://www.popsci.com/...s-back-according-microsoft-official

Modern classrooms aren’t working for kids, according t... Remu, the director of Partners in Learning at Microsoft ... schools are like jails--brick walls, colorless, not very... exciting,” she tells the Georgia Straight, days before...
This grim d

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2015-06-09 07:42:45     Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe : Shots - Health News : NPR

http://www.npr.org/...a-share-a-small-genetic-link-maybe?...

The genetic underpinnings of psychosis are elusive and d... hundreds of common genetic mutations scattered throughou... that each bump up by just a tiny bit the risk of develop... illness like schizophrenia. Many people carry some set o... most don't

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