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2014-03-06 07:33:06     ArtMaps | Tate

http://artmaps.tate.org.uk/artmaps/tate/#zoom=15&lat=51.5...

Tate holds over 70,000 items in its collection.
Help us locate them around the world.

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/Channels/techie/collective intelligence

2014-03-06 07:31:44     Ruin Lust | Tate

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/ex.../ruin-lust

Ruin Lust, an exhibition at Tate Britain from 4 March 20... to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of r... the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibiti... widest-ranging on the subject to date and includes over ... artists suc

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2014-03-06 07:30:43     There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

http://www.theguardian.com/...-issue-phd-research-university

I've seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, ea... thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an iss... addressed

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2014-03-04 10:39:51     BBC News - The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26260978

Jugaad is an Indian word that means ingenious improvisat... scarce resources - or necessity is the mother of inventi... more grassroots innovations:

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2014-02-27 14:43:55     Scottish Screen Archive - Full record for 'ROUND 'THE MULL''

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?...

A trip on the 'Loch Carron', travelling up the Firth of ... of Kintyre, Oban, Tiree and the Outer Hebrides.
The film-maker believed this service provided by the 'Lo ...

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/Channels/Tiree

2014-02-26 10:43:16     UW Interactive Data Lab

http://idl.cs.washington.edu/projects/lyra/

Lyra is an interactive environment that enables custom v... without writing any code. Graphical “marks” can be b... using property drop zones; dynamically positioned using ... directly moved, rotated, and resized using handles. Lyra... data pipeli

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/Channels/visualisation

2014-02-26 10:42:11     Map Kibera | Map Kibera

http://mapkibera.org/

Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map un... when young Kiberans created the first free and open digi... own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete ... community information project.

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2014-02-22 07:53:00     How much is time wrong around the world? | The poor man's math blog

http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~maggiolo.../comment-page-1/#...

A few years ago I went to Spain for the first time, and ... surprised by how late is dinner. The first night I dined...
Solar time vs. standard time
Solar time vs. standard time
At the time I’m writing, near the winter solstice, Mad ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2014-02-19 07:51:20     Analysis of the CHI research community’s knowledge map - Community Imaging Group

http://comag.oulu.fi/...i-research-communitys-knowledge-map/

Based on the results, we argued that:
As it stands, the only tradition in HCI is that of h ...
The accumulated knowledge in HCI is almost exclusive ...
By nature, HCI research is like nomads chasing water ...
Therefore, current HCI researc

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/Channels/HCI stuff
/Channels/research methods

2014-02-18 18:38:57     The GeoJSON Format Specification

http://geojson.org/geojson-spec.html

GeoJSON is a format for encoding a variety of geographic... GeoJSON object may represent a geometry, a feature, or a... features. GeoJSON supports the following geometry types:... Polygon, MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, and ... Features in

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/Channels/maps and geography

2014-02-18 16:48:47     BBC News - Honeycomb book hive celebrates library's 400th anniversary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-26152634

The Book Hive The honeycomb installation interacts with ... past triggering sensors to make the books rustle

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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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/Channels/techie/open source

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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/Channels/education/open learning

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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