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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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2015-05-28 16:46:14     I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

http://io9.com/...thinking-chocolate-helps-weight-1707251800

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of... had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 ... they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front pa...
I am Johannes Bohannon, Ph.D. Well, actually my name is ...
Other than

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2015-05-26 07:15:50     Facebook 'tracks all visitors, breaching EU law' | Technology | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/...sitors-breaching-eu-law-report

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2015-05-10 12:21:05     The First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science Was a Nun | Mental Floss UK

http://mentalfloss.com/...-earn-phd-computer-science-was-nun

In the 1960s, Sister Keller studied at the University of... also studied at Purdue, the University of Michigan, and ... Dartmouth relaxed the rule barring women from its comput... allowed Keller to help develop the computer language BAS...
Keller’s

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2015-05-07 18:30:14     School criticised for publicly ranking GCSE pupils - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32624101

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2015-05-05 12:51:38     Better than GPS: a history of cartography in 12 amazing maps | David Shariatmadari | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/...f-cartography-amazing-maps?...

Better than GPS: a history of cartography in 12 amazing maps
David Shariatmadari
David Shariatmadari
Smartphones may answer our navigation needs these days, ...

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2015-05-05 12:38:02     New gold standard established for open and reproducible research | University of Cambridge

http://www.cam.ac.uk/...d-for-open-and-reproducible-research

A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new ... openness and reproducibility in research by sharing the ... data and 20,000 lines of code behind their latest result... unprecedented degree of openness in a peer-reviewed publ... researchers

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2015-05-05 12:24:13     Keep it long: Most science writing advice flops, analysis finds -- ScienceDaily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases.../150430191026.htm#...

When writing the abstracts for journal articles, most sc... similar advice: keep it short, dry, and simple. But a ne... 1 million abstracts finds that many of these tips backfi... abstracts cited less than their long, flowery, and jargo...

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2015-04-30 07:55:09     How the language you speak changes your view of the world

http://theconversation.com/...s-your-view-of-the-world-40721

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a co... even protection against dementia. Now new research shows... view the world in different ways depending on the specif... are operating in.

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2015-04-29 11:47:42     Noembed - oEmbed everything.

https://noembed.com/

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2015-04-26 20:31:33     Sunday Times Rich List: Britain's richest double their wealth in 10 years | Business | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/...e-their-wealth-in-10-years?...

Crisis? What crisis? The 1,000 wealthiest people in the ... £547bn, not counting what’s in their bank accounts, a... latest Sunday Times Rich List

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2015-04-23 09:44:09     Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' : NPR Ed : NPR

http://www.npr.org/bl.../student-course-evaluations-get-an-f

In universities around the world, semesters end with stu... similar surveys about their experience in the class and ... teacher.
Student ratings are high-stakes. They come up when facul ...
Recently, a number of faculty members have been publishi ...

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2015-04-22 08:26:32     We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delus... Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery mak... Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors... code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers ... implied lic

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2015-04-21 21:08:55     Radio audience research findings

http://www.audiencedialogue.net/pmlr3-4.html

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2015-04-21 15:47:22     Butler analyzes TV shot length trends in new issue of Cinema Journal | TCF

http://tcf.ua.edu/...-trends-in-new-issue-of-cinema-journal/

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2015-04-21 15:47:19     Movie Shot Lengths and Attention Deficit Disorder? - O'Reilly Radar

http://radar.oreilly.com/...ie-shot-lengths-and-attenti.html

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2015-04-21 15:47:17     Barry Salt

http://www.cinemetrics.lv/salt.php

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2015-04-21 15:47:14     The Longest Average Shot Lengths in Modern Hollywood | Press Play

http://blogs.indiewire.com/...ot-lengths-in-modern-hollywood

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2015-04-21 15:47:00     Cinemetrics - Database

http://www.cinemetrics.lv/database.php

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2015-04-21 15:30:30     More data on scene rhythms | Just TV

https://justtv.wordpress.com/.../more-data-on-scene-rhythms/

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2015-04-20 12:12:01     Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/national/clo.../ar-AAbhtA2?...

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was... National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day tria... known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear pl... prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinne...
It was an i

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2015-04-19 14:45:15     George Orwell - A Nice Cup of Tea - Essay

http://www.george-orwell.org/A_Nice_Cup_of_Tea/0.html

If you look up 'tea' in the first cookery book that come...
will probably find that it is unmentioned; or at most yo ...
lines of sketchy instructions which give no ruling on se ...
important points.
... as golden:

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