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June 26, 2014

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4:02 PM | Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #84
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity and the brain 420- Symptomatic presentation of carotid sinus hypersensitivity is associated with impaired cerebral autoregulation – Tan et al. Hypertension and the brain 421- Cerebral Blood Volume and Vasodilation are Independently Diminished by Aging and Hypertension: A Near InfraRed Spectroscopy Study – Shaul et al. Diabetes and the brain 422- White […]
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4:00 PM | Used Tips – ‘back it up’
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2:55 PM | Congress Gears Up to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act
Senate Democrats and House Republicans announced plans this week for legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which expired at the end of 2013. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced the forthcoming release of a comprehensive reauthorization bill, the first such legislation drafted since the Higher Education Opportunity Act was signed into law in 2008, while House Education and the Workforce committee chair […]
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2:42 PM | Running Again.
Well, now I’ve done it. I’ve signed up to run a second half-marathon, this time in Philadelphia. My time in Pittsburgh was 2:38. I wrote that I’m estimating I’ll make it in at 2:25 in Philadelphia. I have no idea if that’s reasonable or ambitious or even if I should think about time. My only […]
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12:00 PM | Fish food: The roll of death
Our latest installment in the Antarctic co-op series from student Eileen Sheehan is a video of her and her Northeastern classmate Urjeet Khanwalkar feeding the red-blooded rock-cod N. coriiceps at Palmer Station. Here’s what she had to say about the process: Here Urjeet Khanwalkar and I attempt to demonstrate in our aquarium room on May Day […]
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11:00 AM | Used Tips – ‘rapid publication process’
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10:56 AM | Under Construction
We are working on the new interface of Biocomicals, it will be soon available. Thank you! Biocomicals Team
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10:56 AM | Hello world!
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10:45 AM | Singer for your Supper - BYG2014 Singer Session
I've already shared my thoughts from this year's British Yeast Group meeting in ...
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10:45 AM | A yeast-y world view - British Yeast Group 2014 (#BYG2014)
Name: Jonathan Lawson Date: 7th to 9th April 2014 Location: Exeter, UK ...
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9:21 AM | #Realtimechemcarnival 2014 Day 2 and 3 Roundup
This year’s blog carnival has shone the light on a few chemistry blogs that I previously did not know existed. It is great to see so many new (to me) bloggers in the chem-blogosphere. Keep it up all. The more the merrier! Here are the posts from Tues 24th and Weds 25th June. 1) Tom […]
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8:06 AM | What should a 20-year vision for science and mathematics education look like? | Athene Donald
Today the Royal Society launches a report proposing major reforms of science and mathematics education to give students the breadth needed to face the challenges of the 21st centuryHow do you know what you want to do with your life at 16? In truth very many children have no idea. Since they are too often offered little insight into what the world of work looks like, how can they know? In England we have a school careers advisory system that is, at best, woefully underfunded and yet we expect […]
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3:09 AM | OYM Bonus 2: Not as weird as the last one.
This week on the On Your Mind neuroscince podcast: A bonus episde! We get an update from Liam about the ISSCR conference, and hear about Adels commitee stuggles and Kats high profile meetings. No paper, No what’s On our Minds, lots of late night giggles! See You Next time!   The post OYM Bonus 2: Not as weird as the last one. appeared first on On Your Mind Podcast.

June 25, 2014

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10:35 PM | Candace and Toni paid a visit from Portlandia to talk feminism...
Candace and Toni paid a visit from Portlandia to talk feminism with UCLA’s Juliet Williams
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9:37 PM | New Program Steers Bright Poor Kids to Top Universities and Colleges
In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation’s best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University. “I had no hope after that,”Nelzy, 18, said in the college advising office at Abraham Lincoln High School, a huge Depression-era building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach section, more than half of whose students live at or below the poverty line. But as Nelzy brooded over the […]
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4:00 PM | The Starbucks Bait and Switch
Readers have no doubt heard a great deal about the Starbucks Free College Plan at this point. If you’re bored with it, go ahead and stop reading. I totally understand. But there’s one element of this deal that’s still worth mentioning: the plan is less generous than what Starbucks used to provide to its employees. I rather like Starbucks. One of my guilty pleasures as a city-dwelling adult is that store. There are worse things to spend money, on but it’s something I […]
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3:14 PM | Foursquare: latest changes to the Android app
I have noticed that the latest ‘update’ to the Android Foursquare app, which I downloaded this morning, now forces you to check-in via Swarm. I had found a workround (see last post) which enabled Foursquare itself to still be used, and points to be obtained, but this no longer works. Checking in via Swarm sometimes […]
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2:59 PM | Policy Groups Urge Using Tax Credits to Improve College Performance
WASHINGTON, DC - Skeptical that Congress will end tuition tax credits they say disproportionately benefit higher- rather than lower-income students, advocates for reform want the tax breaks to at least be used to encourage colleges to raise their graduation rates and reduce borrowing. Among their other proposals, a consortium of groups pushing for changes in the federal financial-aid system said eligibility for the tax credits should be based, in part, on which college or university a student […]
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2:28 PM | #realtimechemcarnival – New ChemDraw: What do I think?
A slightly different post in aid of the #realtimechemcarnival but hopefully useful to someone! I currently use ChemDraw 13 Pro at work. This has very basic features and is really only useful for drawing out reaction schemes and checking molecular weights. At my previous workplace, I had ChemDrawUltra 2010. This had a lot of useful features like […]
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12:57 PM | Lazy Jokes
* * * —Describe yourself in three words. —Lazy. * * * Internet forum: —Tell me about yourself. —I am lazy and I like to eat. —Tell me some more. —I am tired of typing. I’ll go grab a snack. * * * —Why do you want to divorce your wife? —She nags too much. For the last half six month, she’s been bugging me [...]
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12:56 PM | A Logic Quiz
This is a variation on an old quiz. Can you answer the last question? —An airplane carries 500 bricks. One of the bricks falls out. How many bricks are left in the airplane? —This is easy: 499! —Correct. Next question. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? —Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close [...]
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11:57 AM | In praise of side projects
Do you have a side project? A line of research distinct from your main focus, and on which you spend less time/effort/resources? If not, maybe you should. I think good side projects tend to have certain features: You like working … Continue reading →
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11:00 AM | Used Tips – ‘Higgsy’
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11:00 AM | Between a rock and a hard concept: teaching multilevel selection
This post is by Leslie Curren. I recently came across Amy’s post from last October about the ecological concepts people find the most difficult to teach, and knew my own answer immediately: multilevel selection. I was surprised no one else had mentioned it, although perhaps that’s because it is more evolution than ecology. But given…
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8:30 AM | Peer reviewing the Data Note – an interview with Andrew Maurer
  Authors may wish to submit Data Notes for data no longer being actively used, giving other researchers the opportunity to work on the data for novel studies. Or researchers may wish to

June 24, 2014

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10:26 PM | expressions-of-nature: Light Fossils by: Darren Pearson The...
expressions-of-nature: Light Fossils by: Darren Pearson The problems with reviving an extinct species From time to time its been debated as to whether or not Jurassic Park could become a reality.  Scientists would give a resounding no to that debate, but what are the reasons it would be so difficult?  UC Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology has an in depth breakdown as to why we can’t bring back the dinosaurs: We must find intact DNA of the species in […]
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9:53 PM | Exploring Trends in Pell Grant Receipt and Expenditures
The U.S. Department of Education released its annual report on the federal Pell Grant program this week, which is a treasure trove of information about the program’s finances and who is receiving grants. The most recent report includes data from the 2012-13 academic year, and I summarize the data and trends over the last two decades in this post. Pell Grant expenditures decreased from $33.6 billion in 2011-12 to $32.1 billion in 2012-13, following another $2.1 billion decline in the […]
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6:51 PM | Personal Digital Archiving Train the Trainer Workshop in Georgia
We are passing along this invitation from a colleague to a workshop.  Please do contact the people mentioned in the invitation if you are interested: You’re invited: Personal Digital Archiving Train-the-Trainer Workshop from SGA, ARMA, and GLA The Society of … Continue reading → The post Personal Digital Archiving Train the Trainer Workshop in Georgia appeared first on Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians.
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6:12 PM | The birth of movie merchandising The Lost World is believed to...
The birth of movie merchandising The Lost World is believed to be one of the first films to have a product tie-in. The movie was released in 1925, at the height of a “puzzle craze" in the United States, and plans were quickly drawn up to bring the two together. While today we are all too familiar with the merchandising associated with films (usually the big blockbusters) watching the sincere and up front use of it in The Lost World’s promo film is almost sweet compared to […]
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5:19 PM | Quiescence
Quiescence is defined as a period of rest; being quiet, still or inactive. It’s often used to describe period of inactivity in insects, but I think also applies well to my current of state of blogging, and what I see as the state of my blogging into the near future.  This short post is really […]
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