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September 01, 2014

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8:00 AM | Sounds of Summer
After my voice lesson Sunday afternoon, I heard bells. Eight bells, ringing on and on. My voice lessons are in the bowels of Washington National Cathedral – a real live Gothic cathedral, hand-carved over the last 107 years by bearded Englishmen, or at least the group included one bearded Englishman who lives in my neighborhood. […]

August 31, 2014

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5:46 PM | Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions
Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions: From Plants to Humans “…is the first attempt to interpret the higher social functions of organisms. This volume covers an extraordinarily wide range of biological research and provides a novel framework for understanding human-specific brain...Read more

August 30, 2014

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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 25 – 29, 2014 The week began with a flight of fancy from Richard. Or was it his lived reality? Only YOU can know the truth. If you never saw a toy robot shape-shifting into a toy vehicle, you might think a movie called Transformers was about this. Cameron follows her nose up to […]
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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 25 – 29, 2014 The week began with a flight of fancy from Richard. Or was it his lived reality? Only YOU can know the truth. If you never saw a toy robot shape-shifting into a toy vehicle, you might think a movie called Transformers was about this. Cameron follows her nose up to […]

August 29, 2014

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7:01 AM | Fun with F1000: publish it and the peers will come
This content will be cross-posted to Synthetic Daisies. For the last several months, I have been working on a paper called “Animal-oriented Virtual Environments: illusion, dilation, and discovery” [1] that is now published at F1000 Research (also available as a pre-print at PeerJ). This is a paper that has gone through several iterations, from a short 1800-word piece (first […]
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5:10 AM | The Berger Inquiry
The normal course of action would have been to collect reports from biologists, anthropologists and sociologists – all hired by the gas company – to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of the pipeline. But this was to be the largest project ever undertaken anywhere by private enterprise, in the history of the world. […]
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5:10 AM | The Berger Inquiry
The normal course of action would have been to collect reports from biologists, anthropologists and sociologists – all hired by the gas company – to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of the pipeline. But this was to be the largest project ever undertaken anywhere by private enterprise, in the history of the world. […]

August 26, 2014

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2:40 AM | Improve Safety for Forklift Operators by Maximizing Peripheral Vision
Safety is a primary concern for anyone who works in construction and manufacturing performing any activity that requires eye protection. The proper eye protection especially is important for those who operate forklifts and other types of mobile equipment. Simply putting on the latest fashionable safety glasses is not enough in the case of forklift operators. [...]
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2:16 AM | (Infographic) Germs in The Office: Do You Know Where Your Phone Has Been?
Source: Ehstoday.com Related Training DVDs: Housekeeping Safety: A Team Approach Training DVD Shows employees how working together as a team to keep a clean work area can help minimize incidents. View Product Housekeeping It Ain’t Like The Movies Training DVD Importance of good housekeeping and the necessity [...]
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1:49 AM | City to Pay $26M Because it Didn’t Let Workers Nap on Their Meal Breaks
A tired worker is a potentially unsafe worker. So, you’d think it’d be more important to have well rested employees than to be concerned about images of workers sleeping during their meal breaks. That’s what you’d think. But it took a multi-million dollar lawsuit for officials in Los Angeles to learn that lesson. L.A. officials had [...]
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12:48 AM | This Is What Workplace Safety in China Looks Like
Related Construction Safety Training DVDs: Construction Safety Orientation For Employees Training Video Program It explains the “what” and “why” of various OSHA construction topics. View Product Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Environments Specifically created to assist construction workers in selecting proper Personal Protective Equipment. View Product Fall Protection for Construction – [...]

August 25, 2014

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8:00 AM | Only I
Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday and Reminds Americans … “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”                                 –  Ad Council press release, August 7, 2014 Why me? Why am I the only one who can prevent wildfires? Forest fires were burden enough. I’ve […]
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8:00 AM | Only I
Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday and Reminds Americans … “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”                                 –  Ad Council press release, August 7, 2014 Why me? Why am I the only one who can prevent wildfires? Forest fires were burden enough. I’ve […]

August 23, 2014

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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 18 – 22 We reduxed a post by our beloved ex-LWONian, Tom Hayden, about all the shiny new multiplexing gadgets he’s bought and broken.  Turns out the old stupid crap technology? it never breaks, it always works, it stays your friend. Helen bought an ice cream maker as a present but the recipient of […]
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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 18 – 22 We reduxed a post by our beloved ex-LWONian, Tom Hayden, about all the shiny new multiplexing gadgets he’s bought and broken.  Turns out the old stupid crap technology? it never breaks, it always works, it stays your friend. Helen bought an ice cream maker as a present but the recipient of […]

August 22, 2014

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5:36 PM | Come Fly With Me, Let’s Fly Let’s Fly Away…
My friend and colleague Andrew Revkin found this wonderful video on the National Weather Service New York Facebook page and posted it to DotEarth, his N.Y. Times blog, this morning. It’s so impossibly cool I just had to share it with you too. As rain showers disperse, there is an outward explosion visible in the […]The post Come Fly With Me, Let’s Fly Let’s Fly Away… appeared first on ImaGeo.
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8:00 AM | In Warm Water
Right now the ocean is glorious. In the evenings, even if the day hasn’t been too hot, you can throw yourself into the saltwater and float between the waves for a while without your teeth chattering. This is not normal. Even in summer (at least for me), any extended taking of the waters requires a wetsuit, if not […]
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8:00 AM | In Warm Water
Right now the ocean is glorious. In the evenings, even if the day hasn’t been too hot, you can throw yourself into the saltwater and float between the waves for a while without your teeth chattering. This is not normal. Even in summer (at least for me), any extended taking of the waters requires a wetsuit, if not […]

August 21, 2014

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8:00 AM | Fracking the Great White North
In 1945, Canadian homes were still heated either by coal or by wood. My grandparents had shivered through depression-era Ottawa winters, desperate for fuel. Now the War was over, and fortunes were to be made, but to avoid flooding the housing and labour markets, the Canadian military didn’t demob everyone at once. This left my […]
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8:00 AM | Fracking the Great White North
In 1945, Canadian homes were still heated either by coal or by wood. My grandparents had shivered through depression-era Ottawa winters, desperate for fuel. Now the War was over, and fortunes were to be made, but to avoid flooding the housing and labour markets, the Canadian military didn’t demob everyone at once. This left my […]

August 20, 2014

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3:18 AM | The Leader’s Role in Safety
There are a lot quixotic efforts out there to find the one key to making the workplace safety. This search for the safety equivalent of the city of Cibola has led to a lot of flakey methodologies and given rise to the age of zealots in the safety function—people so unwilling to even consider a [...]
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2:59 AM | Study: People Working More Than One Job at Greater Risk for Fatigue
Recent reports show the number of people working part-time jobs is at an all-time high. And many of those people are working more than one job. What are the implications for workplace safety because of the number of people working multiple jobs? You’d expect this might cause greater fatigue among these workers. Now a new [...]
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2:30 AM | Lights, Camera … Accident: Workplace Fatalities in the Movie Industry [Photo Gallery]
The movie industry’s safety history is no fairy tale. In fact, the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” is the latest in a long list of real-life movie-set tragedies, dating back to the nascent days of Hollywood. Read Full Article At Ehstoday.com Related Training DVDs: Workplace Safety [...]
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2:10 AM | Worker Killed by Wood Chipper: Here’s What Went Wrong
Related Machine Guard Training DVDs: Machine Guarding Safeguard Your Future Training DVD Understand the importance of knowing about and using the machine guards meant to protect them. View Product Machine Guard Safety Training DVD Designed to help employees understand the dangers of working with machinery . View Product Machine Guarding Training [...]

August 19, 2014

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11:00 AM | This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Colleen Doherty
Editor’s note: This post was written by Colleen Doherty, an assistant professor of molecular and structural biochemistry at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This Is What A Scientist

August 18, 2014

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8:00 AM | Redux: Ixnay on the iPod: In Praise of Crap Technology
Tom Hayden, an ex-LWONian whom we miss beyond measure, posted this on Nov. 2, 2011.  Knowing Tom, we bet every detail of this is still true. I’ve been thinking about my Zune a lot since Steve Jobs passed away. You know, the revolutionary portable music device that lets users carry thousands of digitized songs around […]
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8:00 AM | Redux: Ixnay on the iPod: In Praise of Crap Technology
Tom Hayden, an ex-LWONian whom we miss beyond measure, posted this on Nov. 2, 2011.  At the time it seemed to hit a national nerve, but knowing Tom, we bet every detail of it is still true. I’ve been thinking about my Zune a lot since Steve Jobs passed away. You know, the revolutionary portable […]

August 16, 2014

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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 11-15, 2014 While the Discovery Channel attempted to terrify you with fanciful tales about extinct monster sharks with six-inch-long teeth, LWON focused on smaller, cuddlier, but still deadly beasts. Yes, it’s Snark Week at LWON. “Remember,” Erik says, “just because something is fluffy and adorable doesn’t mean it’s not secretly plotting to kill you in terrible and gruesome ways.” […]
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8:00 AM | The Last Word
August 11-15, 2014 While the Discovery Channel attempted to terrify you with fanciful tales about extinct monster sharks with six-inch-long teeth, LWON focused on smaller, cuddlier, but still deadly beasts. Yes, it’s Snark Week at LWON. “Remember,” Erik says, “just because something is fluffy and adorable doesn’t mean it’s not secretly plotting to kill you in terrible and gruesome ways.” […]

August 14, 2014

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8:00 AM | Look Who’s Hell Bent on World Domination
The most often asked for bedtime tale from my children is a “Squirrel Story.” I’ve written a book about animal encounters in the wild, but this is a whole different matter. As the kids scoot beneath their covers, I tell them about a horde of blood-thirsty, mad-eyed squirrels who’ve built an enormous warren beneath our […]
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