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March 22, 2014

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5:46 PM | Journal’s Mealy-Mouthed Retraction of Lewandowsky Paper
There may be reasons to be uncomfortable with the publication of Lewandowsky et al.'s Recursive Fury paper, but the reasons for its retraction are far worse. [more]
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4:56 PM | Keith vs Nafeez
Nafeez Ahmed and Keith Kloor are having a feud about Nafeez's widely reposted piece about a graduate student's small desktop model. I think they are both wrong in revealing ways. Still, I have to say Keith is closer to the mark on this one. The Motesharrei study is not big news, and Nafeez's success in going viral with it is part of the problem, not part of the solution. [more]

March 21, 2014

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11:30 PM | Welding Safety Training Powerpoints
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6:00 PM | Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!
We just gave our emoticons a loving redesign. Check them out: they're sure to bring a smile to your face.
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3:00 PM | The Customizer, Revisited: Mobile Previews and More
The Customizer is full of great features to discover, from simulating how your content appears on smartphones and tablets to previewing different background images. Let's take a look at three free features that you'll enjoy tinkering with.
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12:00 PM | SXSW 2014: That’s a Wrap!
WordPress.com and the South by Southwest festival -- now there's a potent mix! Take a peek at some of the highlights from a memorable SXSW.
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11:03 AM | Spill Response Training Powerpoints
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10:45 AM | Pentagon confirms study into reliance on RD-180 engine underway
As the Obama Administration levied new sanctions on Russia Thursday for that nation’s actions in the ongoing Ukraine crisis, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed that the Air Force was studying its reliance on the Russian-manufactured RD-180 rocket engine used by the Atlas V. At a news briefing Thursday, Defense Department spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said [...]
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10:32 AM | Respirator Training Powerpoints
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March 20, 2014

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5:27 PM | Alley & Mann Op-Ed in Local Paper
Richard Alley and Mike Mann have coauthored a defense of climate science for their local newspaper. [more]
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5:03 PM | “Our climate crisis requires us to evacuate our normal ways of doing things”
A powerful piece from Rebecca Solnit: “people in power and bureaucrats seem exceptionally obtuse when it comes to recognizing that the world has changed and the old rules no longer apply.” She compares often exactly wrong official responses to what is needed for survival in radically new situations: “during 9/11, survival meant evacuating the south tower of the World Trade Center” – not listening to the building tanoys telling people to return to their desks. [more]
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5:00 PM | New Themes: Hemingway Rewritten and Sweet Life
Writers, photographers, food lovers: take a look at our two newest themes, Hemingway Rewritten and Sweet Life.
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10:51 AM | Mixed messages on the future of ORS
The Defense Department’s Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) program has been on thin ice for some time: the Air Force has in the past attempted to kill funding for the ORS Office, arguing that the experience the office has built up developing low-cost, responsive space systems can be utilized by other Air Force organizations. And that’s [...]
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2:37 AM | Accident Investigation Training Powerpoints
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1:09 AM | Back Safety Training Powerpoints
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12:47 AM | Aerial Lift Training Powerpoints
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March 19, 2014

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8:30 PM | Jennifer: former Carolina Panthers cheerleader, mechanical engineer!
What does it mean for you to be an engineer? For me, an engineer is someone who applies their knowledge of science and math to develop solutions to problems. Engineers are consistently trying to improve on things or make things better, both of which are valuable characteristics in today’s world. Technology is changing so quickly and we are continuing to find ways make the world more energy efficient in order to conserve the world’s natural resources. I just hope in my engineering […]
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8:10 PM | Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!
We just gave our emoticons a loving redesign. Check them out: they're sure to bring a smile to your face.
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3:30 PM | Field Notes from Sweden: WebCoast 2014
Reporting back from a unique WebCoast conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, Happiness Engineer Karim Osman shares the view from the North.
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12:00 PM | Early Theme Adopters: Singl
We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the blogs that are already using Singl, a minimalist, versatile theme.
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10:32 AM | Nelson plays down risks to US-Russia space relations
Echoing previous comments by agency officials, a key US senator said Tuesday he doesn’t believe that the current crisis involving Ukraine will jeopardize US-Russian relations in space. “I think you will not see a hitch in the American and the Russian space program that we share with a lot of other nations as well,” Sen. [...]
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4:46 AM | AAAS “What We Know” Report and Excellent Scientist Testimonial Videos
the AAAS is attempting to deliver the news about climate in an organized way that matches with scientific ethics, accompanied by a fairly courageous stance that they are not going to let this drop until the press and the political sector show some semblance of realism. Some excellent short videos have already come out of this initiative. [more]
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