Doctors failing to spot Asperger’s in girls, warns expert

April 13, 2009

Doctors failing to spot Asperger’s in girls, warns expert And this is an interesting interview with autism expert tony attwood: Key Learnings of Autism Thought Leaders

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The first web server

April 11, 2009

Chatting with Nick about various things such as Bell Labs, Xerox Parc, and we got onto the notion of the World Wide Web. And I found this picture of the first web server. Of course I knew it was a NeXt cube, but I’d never SEEEN it.

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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment

April 11, 2009
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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment – UPI.com Republican state Rep. Betty Brown of Terrell, 32 miles east of Dallas, said through a spokesman her comment was not racially motivated but was an attempt to solve problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes. She is quoted as saying: “Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese […]

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Recycling around earthday.

April 11, 2009
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This is a cute video by Sarah/Girltarist, who is, among other things, a student in my and Danny‘s classes. We had a chat about reducing and reusing being better than recycling, but one thing at a time. I wish more educators would sing and share their songs.

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Mitochondrion ar cool.

April 11, 2009

Mitochondria are just the coolest thing, imho. Mitochondria have many features in common with prokaryotes. As a result, they are believed to be originally derived from endosymbiotic prokaryotes…. The endosymbiotic relationship of mitochondria with their host cells was popularized by Lynn Margulis. The endosymbiotic hypothesis suggests that mitochondria descended from bacteria that somehow survived endocytosis […]

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Republicans teabagging Obama

April 11, 2009

Ok, they DO know what teabagging means in this video clip, but what are the Republicans thinking (R-rated definition, likely to offend: Urban Dictionary: teabagging)

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Michael Hudson: The IMF Rules the World

April 10, 2009

I don’t know who Michael Hudson is. But I’m reading his article: The IMF Rules the World Iceland ( where I’m writing these lines) looks like a controlled experiment – a very cruel one – as to how deeply an economy can be “financialized” and how long its population will submit voluntarily to predatory financial […]

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Profs blast lazy first-year students

April 6, 2009

Profs blast lazy first-year students Wikipedia generation is lazy and unprepared for university’s rigours, survey of faculty says. University professors feel their first-year students are less mature, rely too much on Wikipedia and “expect success without the requisite effort,” says a province-wide survey to be released today. And guess what? In this case, many students […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: To Enable Children and Persons with Autism to Lead Full and Meaningful Lives is Not a Far-Off Dream

April 3, 2009

I guess I’ll get it next year. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: To Enable Children and Persons with Autism to Lead Full and Meaningful Lives is Not a Far-Off Dream VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) – By designating 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations General Assembly has helped to galvanize […]

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Tomio Nitto

April 2, 2009

Tomio Nitto Nitto-san does great work. It is amazing how he injects joy and humour into his work. Went to see Nitto’s work at IndexG. Which is a cool place on a strangely shitty corner. Loved going in there. They have a show by Marcelo Suaznabar coming up too, and a Cats Bazaar. While we […]

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