Posts

March 23, 2015

+
5:10 AM | You're on the Air!
The story of television broadcasting is a fascinating one about technology development, entrepreneurship, engineering, and even space exploration. It is an American story, and it is a story worth telling
+
3:20 AM | http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/3quarksdaily/~3/7iuZ40gLFk4/this-is-the-world-calling-the-ants-are-my-friends-the-ants-are-my-friends-the-ants-are-just-blowing-in-the-wind-lorrie.html
This Is the World Calling The ants are my friends, the ants are my friends, the ants are just blowing in the wind. - Lorrie Moore Life is hard and nothing makes any sense. That is a problem. I don’t...

March 22, 2015

+
10:37 PM | Fascinating: micropublications, hypothes.is
 Fascinating! Found -starting from this issue https://github.com/PeerJ/paper-now/issues/2 which proposes hypothes.is – via the roadmap https://hypothes.is/roadmap/ – via the issue https://github.com/hypothesis/vision/issues/87 this: [1305.3506] Micropublications: a Semantic Model for Claims, Evidence, Arguments and Annotations in Biomedical Communications Read and spread it if you think is interesting.  I do because of what I want: a realization of the … Continue […]
+
10:08 PM | Mel Brooks: The comic genius and legend of stage, film and TV, for whom it's still springtime
Tim Walker in The Independent: It sounds like the set-up for a joke: what does Mel Brooks have in common with Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg and Sir John Gielgud? But the punchline is deadly serious: they’re all among just a...
+
8:35 PM | The Legacies of Idealism
Richard Marshall interviews Terry Pinkard in 3:AM magazine: 3:AM: You’re a leading expert on German Idealism, Hegel and their legacies. You think the context out of which all this happened is important don’t you – the fact that that there...
+
8:30 PM | Lukacs's Theory of the Novel: Centenary Reflections
Franco Moretti in NLR: When György Lukács is still mentioned nowadays in connection with the study of the novel, it is either for The Theory of the Novel, composed between 1914 and 1916, or for The Historical Novel, written exactly...
+
8:24 PM | France’s baby boom secret: get women into work and ditch rigid family norms
Anne Chemin in The Guardian (Photograph: Camille Tokerud/Getty): Over the past 10 years the offices of France’s National Institute for Demographic Studies (Ined) have seen a steady stream of Korean policymakers and Japanese academics, determined to crack the mystery of...
+
5:43 PM | Why Islam Needs a Reformation
Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the Wall Street Journal: “Islam’s borders are bloody,” wrote the late political scientist Samuel Huntington in 1996, “and so are its innards.” Nearly 20 years later, Huntington looks more right than ever before. According to the...
+
5:30 PM | Huun Huur Tu - Orphan's Lament
No summary available for this post.
+
5:30 PM | Belton Sutherland: Blues #2
No summary available for this post.
+
5:29 PM | Son House - Grinnin in Your Face
No summary available for this post.
+
5:28 PM | Biologists may be able to quickly spread a gene to disease-transmitting mosquitoes that stops malaria parasites
John Bohannon in Science: On 28 December 2014, Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier checked on the fruit flies that had just hatched in their lab at the University of California (UC), San Diego. By the classic rules of Mendelian genetics,...
+
12:25 PM | Sunday Poem
Birds in the Garden of the Cairo Marriott And you, little birds, are waiters but not smiling, hopping at the sad indignity of that man (he said Detriot was home) on his second giant burger; with your quick in-and-out besieging...
+
11:00 AM | Possible creatures
Andreas Wagner in Aeon: How do random DNA changes lead to innovation? Darwin’s concept of natural selection, although crucial to understand evolution, doesn’t help much. The thing is, selection can only spread innovations that already exist. The botanist Hugo de...

March 21, 2015

+
11:25 PM | 5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World
Claire Cameron in Nautilus (image The Discussion by Harry Wilson Watrous): A Language Where Time Flows East to West Stanford linguist Lera Boroditsky and Berkeley’s Alice Gaby studied the language Kuuk Thaayorre, spoken by the Pormpuraaw people, also in Queensland,...
+
11:20 PM | The Froth Estate: VICE’s Cult of Immersion
Franҫois Kiper in the LA Review of Books: PARENTS AND CHILDREN of the 1990s will remember the PBS “edutainment” television series The Magic School Bus. For many children of this generation, the animated series melded fact and fantasy to distill...
+
11:18 PM | How English Ruined Indian Literature
Aatish Taseer in the NYT (image Damien Poulain): India has had languages of the elite in the past — Sanskrit was one, Persian another. They were needed to unite an entity more linguistically diverse than Europe. But there was perhaps...
+
9:46 PM | ADHD linked to elevation not fluoridation
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more likely linked to residential altitude than community water fluoridation (CWF). This finding calls into question a recent paper claiming ADHD is linked to CWF. A paper that is being heavily promoted on social media at the moment … Continue reading →
+
6:37 PM | Running Cheetah in Slow Motion
No summary available for this post.
+
1:46 PM | Why Isn’t Evolutionary Medicine More Popular Than It Is?
Michael Ruse in The Chronicle of Higher Education: You have got a fever, your body aches, and you feel dreadful. What should you do? The traditional answer is: “Take two aspirin, drink lots of fluids, get to bed and call...
+
1:27 PM | The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905
Miranda Seymour in The Telegraph: In June 1857, following a series of seemingly unrelated uprisings by disaffected Indian soldiers in the employ of their British overlords, Cawnpore was still under siege and Delhi had been taken by the mutineers. Up...
+
11:38 AM | Saturday Poem
Unladylike In her father’s land they plant bombs as it rains sand and angry prayers sent west, her country an hourglass of deformed snow globes, trickle of broken roads, every family a house with pillars missing. The night tricks silence...
+
11:03 AM | READING PRAE
Ágnes Orzóy at The Quarterly Conversation: Ever since its first publication in 1934, Miklós Szentkuthy’s Prae has continued to baffle generations of critics and readers alike. Regarded as a seminal work by some, dismissed as a pretentious monstrosity by others,...
+
10:57 AM | Rise of the machines: is there anything to fear?
Stephen Cave at the Financial Times: A theme of all these books is that ASI would not need to hate us in order to destroy us. Even if its goal were to bake the perfect Victoria sponge, it might decide...
+
10:51 AM | ‘The Age of Acquiescence,’ by Steve Fraser
Naomi Klein at The New York Times: This is key to Fraser’s thesis. What ­fueled the resistance to the first Gilded Age, he argues, was the fact that many Americans had a recent memory of a different kind of economic...

March 20, 2015

+
4:21 PM | Friday poem
I Think / I Am . Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” But, by one mythic star, God, cutting to the chase, probably said,“I think, therefore you are,” then, without thinking added (to a roll of drums), “but I...
+
3:44 PM | Data not shown: trust, doubt and beauty.
Trust is forms the bedrock of the scientific enterprise. We must trust that people did what they said they did, and that the published data are the observed data. We rely on each others’ results to inform our own understanding and to inform future research. If we cannot believe what we read the whole enterprise grinds to […]
+
3:37 PM | Why do some people believe conspiracy theories?
Quassim Cassam in Aeon: The weirder the belief, the stranger it seems that someone can have it. Asking why people believe weird things isn’t like asking why they believe it’s raining as they look out of the window and see...
+
3:21 PM | The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps
Julie Rehmeyer in Discover: One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate...
+
3:17 PM | Noam Chomsky on the Roots of American Racism
Goerge Yancy and Noam Chomsky in the New York Times: George Yancy: When I think about the title of your book “On Western Terrorism,” I’m reminded of the fact that many black people in the United States have had a...
123456789
330 Results