As part of Hofstra University’s Pride and Purpose Debates, last night they presented a formal debate titles “Should the US Enact Stronger Regulations against Genetically Modified Crops?” Speaking for the affirmative were Michael Hansen, Ph.D., the chief staff scientist of Consumer’s Union, and Bhavani Jaroff, a chef and green foods activist, and speaking in opposition were Professor Kevin Folta, the interim chair of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the […]
From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in October, 31.9 percent and 25.2 percent, respectively. These folks are getting a lot of Colorado River water. There’s seasonality to the resulting ag work economies, but really, this is a graph of economic suckage:
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There is a frequent analogy which compares the function of the brain to a computer. This comparison is somewhat concerning considering how incorrect it is. The analogy stems from the information processing model in psychology which is one among many models describing how the brain manipulates information.The information processing model breaks the process into three parts; encoding, storage, and retrieval. Essentially the steps that this model describes include information being broken into
I stumbled across a report from Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development Vannevar Bush to President Harry Truman in July 1945 in response to Roosevelt’s Letter a year earlier which stated: “New frontiers of the mind are before us, and if they are pioneered with the same vision, boldness, and drive with which […]
Here’s an infographic of some interest: by sofyay. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. If that embedded version doesn’t work for you here’s the big-huge version that is very readable but also big. And huge.
When I was doing my MS, I ended up getting a research assistantship working in the same place as Mike (which is, of course, where I now am working). There was one person higher up in the ranks who would occasionally see us having lunch together and would exclaim, “There’s the Dynamic Duo!” This person […]