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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:30:50 +0000: Paradigms lost, wisdom gained - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues

    Tycho Brahe lived with a hand-crafted nose made of brass after his real one was sliced off in a duel. Mr. Brahe was a renowned 16th-century Danish astronomer and a great empirical scientist whose data were used to formulate Johannes Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion. But for our purposes, Tycho Brahe is especially interesting for something other than his prosthetic schnoz or his contributions to astronomy, but for a notable mistake. Confronted with his own irrefutable evidence that the known planets of his day (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) revolved around the Sun, Brahe was nonetheless committed to the prevailing biblical view of a geocentric universe. So he devised an ingenious model in which those planets indeed revolved around the Sun ... but with the resulting conglomeration obediently circling a central and immobile Earth!

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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:00:08 +0000: Africa in the news: Kenya’s finance bill and updates from Zimbabwe - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    President Kenyatta signs updated finance bill after rejecting first bill At the end of last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected the finance bill passed by parliament that delayed implementation of an unpopular new 16 percent value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products. In the rejected bill, the revenue authority was projected to collect just…
          
     
     
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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:30:01 +0000: Are spirits in space? Exploding spirits and absolute theories of space and time - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues

    Humans exist in space. Our bodies are three dimensional: we have length, breadth, and depth. In the 17th century, philosophers worried about what else exists in space. Teapots. Trees. Planets. All these things seem to exist in space too. What about spirits?

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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:54:15 +0000: Onion - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues
    Germany Paderborn September 2018 Sometimes it is time to start something new: www.dianaklute.de „Finding yourself“ consists of peeling off years of social conditioning to find a self as ist existent during childhood, un-masked. When I think about that I always end with the picture of […] Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:56:44 +0000: New Installment of Annotations: Robert Cohen on Howard Zinn at Spelman College - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    In addition to International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we are also celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week with a new podcast! Earlier this month at the Decatur Book Festival, Robert Cohen, author of Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Sit-Ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women’s Student Activism, sat down with Susan Youngblood Ashmore, author of Carry It… Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:47:36 +0000: Charts of the week: Black women’s electoral strength, a new cap on refugees, and the global security landscape - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    Check out this selection of charts, graphs, and maps from Brookings experts’ research.   Where are black women running for and winning public office? In his new research on the electoral success of black female candidates across the country, Andre Perry analyzes how demographics, party identification, and other factors could affect where and when women…
          
     
     
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:01:26 +0000: The housing bubble, the credit crunch, and the Great Recession: A reply to Paul Krugman - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    Why was the Great Recession so deep? Certainly, the collapse of the housing bubble was the key precipitating event; falling house prices depressed consumer wealth and spending while leading to sharp reductions in residential construction. However, as I argue in a new paper and blog post, the most damaging aspect of the unwinding bubble was…
          
     
     
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:02:42 +0000: Magnets for discrimination? Affirmative action in Maryland - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    My little corner of the world was rocked this March when the lists of children admitted into Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools’ (MCPS) Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs were posted (G&T programs take children out of their neighborhood schools and put them in schools with additional programs of accelerated learning). At a packed townhall, parent…
          
     
     
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:12:55 +0000: The limits of city power in the age of Trump - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    The mayors are coming. In recent months, City Hall occupants in Tallahassee, Nashville, and Tuscaloosa have won Democratic primaries for their state’s gubernatorial races. Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are rumored to be considering White House bids in 2020. City leaders…
          
     
     
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:00:54 +0000: Six Underappreciated Books about the South - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    My friend Michael O’Brien, among whose books is a 1400-page study of antebellum intellectual life, once teasingly asked me when I was going to stop writing “fluff.” I don’t remember what I said, but the real answer is, apparently, never. In 1982 LSU Press published One South, the first collection of my short pieces, and […] Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:48:33 +0000: Effective Engagement Strategies Not Just an Investment in Students - Unabridged – Science + Technology + Scientific Research Issues
    Using engagement strategies to lure kids into learning is also an investment in your own energy as an educator. Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:00:29 +0000: Academy of Arts in Hansaviertel - Unabridged – Travel + Vacation Issues
    Although it is a part of Hansaviertel, it was not originally built as an ingredient of the Interbau project, but was rather added to the complex later. As such it is, although maintained in the style of modernism, it is different than other parts of the district, showing much more characteristics of brutalism. Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:02:39 +0000: Farewell Summer Flatbread - Unabridged – Cooking + Recipes + LifeHacks + Tips

    In this Post: Farewell Summer: Cheesy Tomato, Plum & Sweet Corn Flatbread Here’s a solid weekend plan: let’s all head to our local farmer’s markets tomorrow morning and buy up the last of the late summer produce – the plums, peaches, corn, cucumbers, and big, …

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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:02:25 +0000: KRAKÓW , POLAND 🇵🇱 STREET ART & GRAFFITI: I’M HAPPY AGAIN - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues
    A stencil of the iconic image of Gene Kelly singin’ in the rain (“I’m happy again!”) has even here since the spring of 2014. Entitled ‘Judah,’ this large mural by Pil Peled – one of… More Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:24:05 +0000: “What Goes Around Comes Around”: On Accepting Kindness From Strangers - Unabridged – Travel + Vacation Issues
    Right now, I should be in absolute shock and wonderment. I’m sitting comfortably in the rental home of three elderly Japanese people, who have just... Continue reading
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:48:23 +0000: A Photo a Week: Movement - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:19:18 +0000: Thursday Doors – Sept. 20, 2018 - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues
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  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:33:13 +0000: Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of September 24-31 - Unabridged – Food + Restaurants + Nutrition + Diet Issues
    On Tuesday September 25, Washington Prime in SoNo welcomes Flora Springs for a Napa Valley Wine Dinner.  5 courses will be paired with complementary wines from the estate.  It costs $95 person and the night begins at 7pm.  Gail Simmons of Top Chef and Iron Chef Canada is coming to Westport!!  Taproot Restaurant is now offering “dinner and a movie” Tuesday-Thursday.  Show them your movie ticket and they’ll offer you a $30 prix fixe menu with an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and popcorn.  The new promotion starts at 5pm. Who knew you could make oysters TWELVE ways?!  On Thursday September 27, Chef Carlos Baez of the Spread will be serving Oysters 12 ways with a portion of the proceeds bring donated to the Norwalk Harbor Keeper.  Continue reading
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:43:10 +0000: Don’t Walk Away from Me: A Ballad for Whitney Houston - Unabridged – Families + Family + Relationship Issues
    In Honolulu — the underdog karaoke champion of the world — there is no hour that someone on the island is not […] Continue reading
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:04:08 +0000: oatmeal cookies - Unabridged – Cooking + Recipes + LifeHacks + Tips
    The classic oatmeal cookie recipe with a lot less sugar than store-bought, studded with dried wild blueberries this time. Also perfectly delicious with dried currants, dried cranberries, raisins, or chocolate chips. Continue reading
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:52:34 +0000: Norway: Trollstigen - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues

    Some photos from our visit to the world-famous Trollstigen (the zigzag road in Norway).. and what we discovered off the beaten path!

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  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:19:44 +0000: Storm Over Gimli - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues

    Here’s a set from back in early August, of a storm moving over Gimli.

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  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:19:44 +0000: Storm Over Gimli - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues

    Here’s a set from back in early August, of a storm moving over Gimli.

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  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:36:43 +0000: KRAKÓW , POLAND: Niedoskonałość jest doskonała (Imperfection is Perfect) - Unabridged – Photography + Photos + Images + Graphic Design Issues
    19sep2018. Krakow, Poland. Continue reading
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:27:24 +0000: Fear of Missing Out: The Love Life of a Traveller - Unabridged – Travel + Vacation Issues
    I will be bold enough to identify as an expert dater, although I will probably receive a stream of hate messages from exes upon publication.... Continue reading