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2014-02-18 16:48:02     Scientific method: Statistical errors : Nature News & Comment

http://www.nature.com/...c-method-statistical-errors-1.14700

Data from a study of nearly 2,000 people seemed to show ... moderates saw shades of grey more accurately than did ei... right-wing extremists. “The hypothesis was sexy,” he...
But then reality intervened. Sensitive to controversies ...
It turned o

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2014-02-18 16:47:22     Scientific Utopia

http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/6/615.full

An academic scientist’s professional success depends o... Publishing norms emphasize novel, positive results. As s... incentives encourage design, analysis, and reporting dec... positive results and ignore negative results. Prior repo... these incen

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2014-02-18 16:45:20     UK picks Open Document Format for all government files • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...at_for_all_government_files/

The UK Government has decided that Open Document Format, the OpenOffice-derived file format, is the best choice for a... documents.
The Cabinet Office's Standards Hub explained its thinkin ...
“When dealing with citizens, information should be ...

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2014-02-18 16:41:27     The Great Green Wall Initiative | Global Environment Facility

http://www.thegef.org/gef/great-green-wall

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2014-02-17 22:50:16     Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese | New York Post

http://nypost.com/...story-behind-the-kitty-genovese-murder/

Despite the attempts of various neighbors to help, Mosel... wounds proved fatal, and Farrar did her best to comfort ...
The murder of Kitty Genovese shifted from crime to legen ...
The Times piece was followed by a story in Life magazine ...
New York be

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2014-02-17 17:32:51     xkcd: Frequency

http://xkcd.com/1331/

Frequency
|<
< Prev
Random
... Frequency Frequency Frequency Frequency Frequency

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2014-02-17 10:13:36     U. of the People earns accreditation, challenging view that agencies stifle innovation | Inside Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/...-agencies-stifle-innovation

But last week brought word of a very different kind of a... outcome, one that arguably challenges parts of that meme... Education and Training Council gave its stamp of approva... the People, a five-year-old global, online institution t...
The univers

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2014-02-17 10:03:12     Just thinking you had a good night's sleep can improve cognitive skills - Science - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ognitive-skills-9079815.html

Researchers at Colorado College found students who were ... good night’s sleep, even if they did not, performed be... and memory skill tests than those who had been informed ... badly.

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2014-02-15 11:08:56     Boris Johnson: a pound spent in Croydon more value than a pound spent in Strathclyde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjFboRwGiqc#t=90

Current Mayor and Tory candidate Boris Johnson told us: "We're making the case now to central government for more funding. I'm making the argument to the Treasury that a pound spent in Croydon is far more of value to the country than a pound spent in Stra

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2014-02-15 09:28:23     What's that sucking sound? It's all the public money and private wealth being swallowed up by London | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/...te-wealth-london-north-v-south

At the end of 2011, the IPPR North thinktank totted up a... spending on transport projects up till 2015. Londoners e... investment of £2,731 per head, far outstripping any oth... north-east received a measly £5 per head.

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2014-02-03 22:44:46     Flood Maps

http://flood.firetree.net/

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2014-02-02 21:35:43     British Isles in 2100 by JaySimons on deviantART

http://jaysimons.deviantart.com/...h-Isles-in-2100-315945336

British Isles in 2100 by JaySimons
:iconjaysimons:
British Isles in 2100by JaySimons
Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Other©2012-2014 Ja ...
... Belfast have become new capitals of Britain and Ireland.

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2014-01-26 09:41:05     Exercise in pregnancy boosts baby brain development - health - 14 November 2013 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...by-brain-development.html#...

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2014-01-26 09:38:19     Power at their Fingertips: Open Data and Indigo in the New Scientist | Indigo Trust

http://indigotrust.org.uk/...nd-indigo-in-the-new-scientist/

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2014-01-26 09:37:56     How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations - tech - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...ns-of-poorer-nations.html#...

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2014-01-24 06:49:49     Made in USA: MOHOP Infinitely Interchangeable Shoes by Annie Mohaupt — Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/...finitely-interchangeable-shoes

Mohop shoes allow nearly infinite design options with ju... soles. Simply lace any ribbon in our comfy footbed to cr... one-of-a-kind, custom-fit pair!

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2014-01-23 21:21:40     Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes | NationofChange

http://www.nationofchange.org/...ing-people-homes-1390495383

This trend makes Utah’s accomplishment even more notew... years, Utah has quietly reduced homelessness by 78 perce... to end homelessness by 2015.
How did Utah accomplish this? Simple. Utah solved homele ...

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2014-01-20 10:46:03     Britain is scared to face the real issue – it's all about inequality | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer

http://www.theguardian.com/...ty-threat-recovery-poverty-pay

It's inequality, stupid. It's inequality that is behind ... and the growth of the welfare bill. It's inequality prop... escalating demand for credit. It's inequality that has c... banking system and its still feral proclivities. It's in... provoked th

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2014-01-20 10:39:52     Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as half of the world's population | Business | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...chest-people-half-of-the-world

The extent to which so much global wealth has become cor... handful of the so-called 'global elite' is exposed in a ... Oxfam on Monday. It warned that those richest 85 people ...
Working for the Few - Oxfam report Source: F. Alvaredo, ...
The wealth

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2014-01-19 09:53:14     Randall Rosenthal Carves an Illusion Out of Wood - Old Money

http://www.viralnova.com/box-of-money/

The effect was incredible.
The effect was incredible.

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2014-01-15 14:41:11     1 | Chopsticks Get A Makeover | Co.Design | business + design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...chopstick-gets-a-makeover?...

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2014-01-15 14:35:18     The lost history of Carville in San Francisco | www.ktvu.com

http://www.ktvu.com/gallery/entertainment/lost.../gCGz9/#...

SF Public Library
Carville was an impromptu neighborhood in what is now th ...

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2014-01-15 12:33:18     A Makeover for Maps - NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/20.../a-makeover-for-maps/?...

Climate Central’s Surging Seas project highlights land...
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
... e is, in short, trying to rethink how data is presented.

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2014-01-14 21:36:47     The Royal Society of Edinburgh | Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/...sofDigitalParticipation.html

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2014-01-13 18:31:06     Here be 3D printed dragons | News @ CSIRO

http://csironewsblog.com/2014.../here-be-3d-printed-dragons/

Earlier this week we posted about a letter we received f...
letter
Sophie’s very polite letter.
“Our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythi ...
... erospace parts. So they thought a dragon was achievable.

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2014-01-12 13:45:30     What Intel's Edison Means: One Card To Smarten Up Dumb Gadgets And Connect Them All – ReadWrite

http://readwrite.com/...edison-tiny-computers-everywhere?...

Intel’s just-announced Edison computer—the one the s... card—illustrates the corollary to Moore’s Law. If yo... more circuits on a piece of silicon, you can also make c... smaller and smaller. And this heralds a whole new way of... computing,

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2014-01-11 11:35:00     Desmond Tutu Quotes (Author of No Future Without Forgiveness)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5943.Desmond_Tutu

"Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes."
Desmond Tutu

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2014-01-10 18:33:43     After seeing this graph, you’ll never look at your refrigerator the same way again

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...gerator-the-same-way-again/

Electricity consumption - Todd Moss
Todd Moss, vice president and senior fellow at the Cente ...
"I know I live an energy-intensive lifestyle," he writes ...

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2014-01-10 16:50:30     Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute

http://www.permaculturedesigntraining.com/?cctidx=share-this

Natural building construction
Pattern observation and site analysis
Renewable energy and appropriate technology
Reading the land and natural cycles
... ...and much, much more!

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2014-01-10 16:50:04     The Coming ‘Instant Planetary Emergency’ | The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/...ing-instant-planetary-emergency

William Greider: Will It Matter That Janet Yelle...
Dave Zirin: Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT ...
John Nichols: Five Reforms to Make Democratic Po ...
A Look Back at the Year in Crazy, Part Two
... entists predict i

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