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January 27, 2015

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11:26 AM | No Workers’ Comp Because Having Gun Held to Your Head is Part of Job?
State laws and court rulings have opened the door for workers’ comp benefits for psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite that, this employer tried to deny benefits to an employee because being a victim of an armed robbery was part of the job. Gregory Kochanowicz was the manager of a PA Liquor [...]
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11:08 AM | Are Workers More Likely to be Injured on the Job if They Have Hearing Loss?
The theory makes sense: Workers with hearing loss are at greater risk of occupational injury because they are less likely to be able to hear sounds that would indicate a hazard or warning signals. But is this actually true? New research points to this being true and looks at different types of hearing loss and [...]
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10:55 AM | Lone-Gunman Based Safety
Ever since Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald while being transferred from a Dallas police station to county jail debate has raged as to whether or not Oswald acted alone or if he was part of a larger conspiracy. There’s not much satisfaction in the “Lone Gunman” theory; it lacks the panache and high [...]
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10:38 AM | (VIDEO) Fatal Exposure: Tragedy at DuPont
Related Training DVDs: Process Safety Management & Risk Management Programs The best safety practices necessary to prevent a hazardous chemical fire, explosion, & more. View Product Process Safety Employee Awareness Training DVD Understand why certain safety procedures are so important and helps motivate them to follow proper procedures. View Product Process Safety [...]
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9:00 AM | Hard Times in the Younger Dryas
This time last year, most of North America was buried in an unusual cold period. The jet stream had hemorrhaged in early January and the Polar Vortex that usually sits atop the hemisphere like a halo came pouring down. Known as the 2014 North American Cold Wave, temperatures plummeted, particularly in the Northeast and Upper […]
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9:00 AM | Hard Times in the Younger Dryas
This time last year, most of North America was buried in an unusual cold period. The jet stream had hemorrhaged in early January and the Polar Vortex that usually sits atop the hemisphere like a halo came pouring down. Known as the 2014 North American Cold Wave, temperatures plummeted, particularly in the Northeast and Upper […]

January 25, 2015

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12:11 AM | An epigenetic trap (the sequel)
I will post this “sequel” before the “prequel” about light-induced amino acid substitutions because more attempts are being made to deny that the fact my colleagues and I detailed how epigenetic traps links the morphology and behavior of species from...Read more

January 24, 2015

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4:59 PM | Shelf Life: A new video series about museum collections
Too many people don’t know what is going on inside the collections of a museum, little to say know about the importance of these collections. Therefore, it is always good with public outreach projects on museum collections. The YouTube channel The Brain Scoop is a nice example of this, and I have myself enjoyed the […]
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9:00 AM | The Last Word
January 19 – 23 Cassandra explains why the flu shot is ineffective this year, what H and N stand for, how the virus outevolved the statisticians, and why to get the shot anyway.  A magisterially thorough explanation, and one feels better for it already. Cameron has always liked maps, all kind of maps, maps that […]
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9:00 AM | The Last Word
January 19 – 23 Cassandra explains why the flu shot is ineffective this year, what H and N stand for, how the virus outevolved the statisticians, and why to get the shot anyway.  A magisterially thorough explanation, and one feels better for it already. Cameron has always liked maps, all kind of maps, maps that […]
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3:40 AM | More Insect Haikus (Friday 5)
The insect activity was a bit sparse this week, in spite of some lovely warm days and some exciting things that happened.  Because there are so few insects to report, I’m going to share some haikus of recent insect and insect-related observations I’ve made over the past few weeks.  Hope you enjoy them! Ode to […]

January 23, 2015

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9:00 AM | 11:59:59:59:59:59:59….
In the 1992 documentary A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking describes what we would see if we were observing an astronaut nearing a black hole’s event horizon—the barrier beyond which gravitation is so great that not even light can escape. He invites us to imagine that the astronaut is wearing a watch, and that […]
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9:00 AM | 11:59:59:59:59:59:59….
In the 1992 documentary A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking describes what we would see if we were observing an astronaut nearing a black hole’s event horizon—the barrier beyond which gravitation is so great that not even light can escape. He invites us to imagine that the astronaut is wearing a watch, and that […]

January 20, 2015

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7:52 PM | Discovering DNA
In the 21st century we have an amazing set of knowledge at our fingertips. Part of this is the human genome sequence – (most of) the 3,381,944,086 letters of DNA code for a human, known as the human genome sequence. It’s publicly available and you can look it up or download it if you have a computer […]
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9:00 AM | A Few Good Maps
I’ve probably said this before, but I really like maps. In college, I bought a huge collection of used maps at a geography department sale to use as wrapping paper. When we lived in Oregon, we got a gigantic one of the state to put on the living room wall. (We also got an even […]
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9:00 AM | A Few Good Maps
I’ve probably said this before, but I really like maps. In college, I bought a huge collection of used maps at a geography department sale to use as wrapping paper. When we lived in Oregon, we got a gigantic one of the state to put on the living room wall. (We also got an even […]
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3:43 AM | Five Top Tips for a Healthier, Happier Workforce in 2015
If you’re the owner or manager of a small to medium sized business, your New Year’s resolution for 2015 should be the cultivation of a healthier and happier workforce. Employee well-being is better for workers, better for you, and better for the bottom line. Last year, the average number of sick days taken per employee [...]
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3:28 AM | Worker, 25, crushed by elevator; $15M lawsuit and $150K in OSHA fines
OSHA has issued fines to four companies in connection with the death of a 25-year-old worker who was crushed to death at a construction site at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Travis Miller, an employee of Miller’s Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. of Tallahassee, was killed on July 28, 2014. Miller was sitting in an open window [...]
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2:48 AM | Did company intentionally disable safety device?
An employee can sue an employer outside of workers’ compensation if it can be proved the employer intended to cause injury to a worker. In this case, a worker was seriously injured when a safety device apparently failed to operate properly. Phillip Pixley was a maintenance worker for Pro-Pak Industries in Ohio. On July 2, [...]
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2:12 AM | (VIDEO) Training Video Shows How Tank Explosions Occur
Related Training DVDs: Flammable Liquids: Know Your Risk Training DVD Stay safe and avoid accidents when working with or around flammable liquids. View Product Fire Safety Alert, Aware, Alive Training DVD Life-saving information on the different types of fires, how they can be prevented, & more. [...]

January 17, 2015

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9:00 AM | The Last Word: January 12 – 16, 2015
Monday: Guest Stephanie Paige Ogburn shops for an eye surgeon, doesn’t like what she sees. Tuesday: Guest Colin Norman dons his best snow goose camouflage, tries to blend in with a flock. Wednesday: Michelle knows better than to freelance for fun and profit, nonetheless has advice for editors who might smother either. Thursday: Jessa seeks solid research on suspected Alzheimier’s, […]
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9:00 AM | The Last Word: January 12 – 16, 2015
Monday: Guest Stephanie Paige Ogburn shops for an eye surgeon, doesn’t like what she sees. Tuesday: Guest Colin Norman dons his best snow goose camouflage, tries to blend in with a flock. Wednesday: Michelle knows better than to freelance for fun and profit, nonetheless has advice for editors who might smother either. Thursday: Jessa seeks solid research on suspected Alzheimier’s, […]

January 16, 2015

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9:00 AM | The Greatest Athlete in the World
On Wednesday, at 3:25 Pacific Standard Time, two scruffy, skinny men embraced atop Yosemite’s El Capitan. To the casual observer, just a couple dudes in a national park trying to get off the mountain before sunset. Yet, these men had accomplished something so amazing that the sitting US president would call and congratulate them. So difficult […]
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9:00 AM | The Greatest Athlete in the World
On Wednesday, at 3:25 Pacific Standard Time, two scruffy, skinny men embraced atop Yosemite’s El Capitan. To the casual observer, just a couple dudes in a national park trying to get off the mountain before sunset. Yet, these men had accomplished something so amazing that the sitting US president would call and congratulate them. So difficult […]

January 15, 2015

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10:12 PM | Springer and Macmillan merger : some observations
The proposed merger between Springer and Macmillan came as a surprise to me. They are two big brands that come together. However if you look purely at figures in number of journals Macmillan is a midget compared to Springer and combined they are probably slightly bigger than Elsevier. It is the brand of Nature and … Continue reading Springer and Macmillan merger : some observations The post Springer and Macmillan merger : some observations appeared first on WoW! Wouter on the Web.

January 14, 2015

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9:00 AM | Freelancing Sucks. Long Live Freelancing.
Last month, Fast Company senior editor Reyhan Harmanci published a column called “Freelancing Sucks.” She wrote: Everyone knows this: the freelancers, who are forced to beg for months-late checks; the editors, who surf on an endless sea of referrals, looking for unicorn writers who turn in copy clean and on time; the readers, who get the […]
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9:00 AM | Freelancing Sucks. Long Live Freelancing.
Last month, Fast Company senior editor Reyhan Harmanci published a column called “Freelancing Sucks.” She wrote: Everyone knows this: the freelancers, who are forced to beg for months-late checks; the editors, who surf on an endless sea of referrals, looking for unicorn writers who turn in copy clean and on time; the readers, who get the […]

January 12, 2015

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9:00 AM | Yelping My Eye Surgeon
For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of waking up, opening my eyes, and seeing clearly. I’ve worn glasses since age 8. Without them, I can’t see my partner’s face in the bed next to me. I can’t see the clock on the phone sitting on my nightstand, or stargaze when I’m sleeping […]
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9:00 AM | Yelping My Eye Surgeon
For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of waking up, opening my eyes, and seeing clearly. I’ve worn glasses since age 8. Without them, I can’t see my partner’s face in the bed next to me. I can’t see the clock on the phone sitting on my nightstand, or stargaze when I’m sleeping […]

January 11, 2015

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5:23 PM | Troubleshooting electronics resources
When a problem develops with your XPS or AES spectrometer and you contact RBD Instruments for assistance, we frequently hear the same question– “What could be the source of the problem?. The troubleshooting electronics tips below may help to find … Continue reading → The post Troubleshooting electronics resources appeared first on RBD TechSpot.
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