Gifted Children Find Heavy Metal Comforting

March 22, 2007

Gifted Children Find Heavy Metal Comforting Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research. The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are […]

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The Future of Children – Childhood Obesity

March 20, 2007

The Future of Children – Childhood Obesity, Volume 16, Number 1 Spring 2006 Among the questions the volume asks are: “What are the recent trends in childhood obesity, and how closely have changes in American lifestyles tracked those trends?” “How have changes in neighborhoods, restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment media, schools, child care providers, and homes […]

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European Association for Research into Learning and Instruction

March 19, 2007

As I mentioned, I thought my proposals for EARLI had been rejected… that’s what the email says, then I find out that the panel How to publish in scholarly journals: Meeting of journal editors with the audience (Organiser: Filip Dochy) was accepted. Then that The Futures of Learning that I organized with Erik De Corte, […]

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Archivalia: Ca: CDC will be shut down

March 19, 2007

Archivalia: Ca: CDC will be shut down: The content of Canada’s Digital Collections (CDC) is no longer available on this website. CDC operated between 1996 and 2004 to provide young Canadians with skills and experience in preparing digital Canadian content of local, regional and international interest. Recipients of CDC funding and major content providers who […]

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Jimmy Kimmel > George Takei on Tim Hardaway homophobic rant

March 15, 2007

You gotta love George… this is brilliant.

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Cyber Yugoslavia

March 13, 2007

I’d forgotten about Cyber Yugoslavia. I’ve been a member since 2000: Citizen: Jason Nolan Citizen ID: 20685 Secretary of Metanarrative Ministar za meta-naraciju Citizen since: December 23, 2000 The northern lights have seen strange sites.

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the truth is that Wikipedia shouldn’t care

March 13, 2007

Alex has a nice post Wikipedia editor abased about the ongoing silliness about authority on Wikipedia. Read it rather than me, but what is important to me is that wikipedia made such an effort to position itself as something that was beyond the power and politics of the expert and academics, and then itself gets […]

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Scientists say nerves use sound, not electricity

March 13, 2007

Scientists say nerves use sound, not electricity The common view that nerves transmit impulses through electricity is wrong and they really transmit sound… biology and medical textbooks that say nerves relay electrical impulses from the brain to the rest of the body are incorrect. “The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must […]

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no purchase necessary, void where prohibited

March 13, 2007

Too many topics, too little time. » no purchase necessary, void where prohibited (aka a Jeremy post), talks about a free version of Baudillard’s Selected Writings edit by mark poster. I have a copy somewhere in my office, but now you too can iave a piece of history. Or just a pdf.

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Top 22 Mac OS X Products

March 11, 2007

Top 22 Mac OS X Products: Part One – Technology News by InformationWeek: “Our Apple expert John C. Welch picks 22 lesser-known applications that can make your Mac experience more productive and more fun.” THis post is really just so I can find it later.

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