International Women in Engineering Day Celebrated Worldwide for the First Time
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The problem is not a new one and it is getting worse. The gender imbalance in engineering has been widening since the 1980s. Just 18 percent of computer science graduates today are women — less than half of what it was in 1984, according to data from ...
The Science of Microaggressions: It's Complicated - Scientific American (blog)
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Scientific American (blog)The Science of Microaggressions: It's ComplicatedScientific American (blog)When encountered frequently over long stretches of time, microaggressions exert a detrimental impact on recipients, contributing to low self-esteem and, in some cases, clinical levels of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. For ...
Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home
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Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat
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Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors to indicate extreme temperatures in southwestern regions of the US. In a June 21 ...
Old-school Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning for six days with a Twitch marathon - The Verge
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The VergeOld-school Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning for six days with a Twitch marathonThe Verge2017 has been a big revival year for Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show got its start in the late 1980s, moved to Comedy Central for half the 1990s, and closed out the decade on the Sci Fi Channel before its 1999 cancellation. But this year, it ...'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Marathon to Stream Free on Twitch ...VarietyLaugh it up! 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' maratho
Trilobites: Solving the Scorching Mystery of the Sun’s Erupting Plasma Jets
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After decades of study, scientists have developed a model to explain how violent solar spicules form.
Ask Ariely: On Surveillance Success, Relationship Recovery, and Taste Temptation
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Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I’m seeing many more surveillance cameras...
Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves
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With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a disk-shaped spiral galaxy. Typical of this shape of ...
How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle--According to Science - Scientific American
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Scientific AmericanHow to Build the Perfect Sandcastle--According to ScienceScientific AmericanNow the experimentation we did suggested that the perfect sandcastle requires one bucket of water to eight buckets of dry sand. Or if you want the magic formula: Water = 0.125 x Sand. So assuming that you don't have any science gear with you, then you ...
School just let out, but these students are loving life in the science lab - Bradenton Herald
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Bradenton HeraldSchool just let out, but these students are loving life in the science labBradenton HeraldOn Friday morning, a science classroom on the New College of Florida's campus was hopping with activity, despite the campus emptying out a month earlier. The classroom was filled with middle school and high school students, fixated on piles of trash ...
Teaching Machines to Understand – and Summarize – Privacy Legalese
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Researchers are working on ways AI could digest these massive texts and extract their meaning, presenting it in terms that people can actually understand -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Intel Banks on Artificial Intelligence
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Intel is investing in artificial-intelligence startups, acquiring others, and blending the mix with its own AI expertise to ensure a leadership position in machine learning, deep learning, and brainlike neural networks based on its AI hardware and software.
Richard Rusczyk – Inspired by Math #39
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I never did much math competition in middle school or high school although I did score well on the MAA competition and on the Math SAT and I went to public junior and high schools that you had to test into. Nonetheless, I have always been fascinated by the world of math geniuses. Richard Rusczyk […]
Woven basket finding in Japan unravels ancient wooden box mystery
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A mystery that long puzzled archaeologists may have been solved with the first discovery of a finely woven basket complete with a square wooden footed stand, believed to be from the late second century. Next to an excavated woven basket found in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, a researcher holds
NOR Prices Forecast to Rise 20% in Q3
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New and rapidly growing applications are ratcheting up demand for NOR flash while some companies are scaling back production, according to DRAMeXchange.
Sue VanHattum – Inspired by Math #38
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Sue VanHattum is a math professor, blogger, mother, author/editor, and fundraiser. She's a real powerhouse of motivation for making math fun and accessible to more of our young folks. Sue has teamed up with a number of writers to compile a book, "Playing With Math," which she is producing in partnership with Maria Droujkova in […]
The Twin Peaks code [Klausis Krypto Kolumne]
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In a scene of the TV series Twin Peaks a flickering air plane window seems to hide some code. Can a reader solve it? Hiding a code in a movie or TV series to create publicity is not necessarily a new idea. Here are a few examples (das a reader know more?): Earlier this week…
David Reimer – Inspired by Math #35
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I love novel ways of looking at arithmetic. I'm fascinated with how computers compute in binary, with tricks for simplifying calculations and with how Vedic mathematicians handle difficult arithmetic efficiently. So, when Princeton University Press sent me a review copy of their new book "Count Like An Egyptian," I immediately fell in love with it. […]
Handsets Expected to be Largest Market for ICs
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Cellular handsets are expected to surpass PCs as the largest application for integrated circuits for the first time in 2017.
An audio interview with The Conversation, on smashing the walls of the Ivory Tower
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The Conversation is a great media outlet, because it’s run by academic nerds, but made for everyone. I had a nice time chatting with them last week: we discussed transparency, data sharing, statins, research integrity, risk communication, culture shift, academic activism, and why we should kick through the walls of the ivory tower. Caution: contains nerds! theconversation.com/speaking-with-bad-pharma-author-ben-goldacre-about-how-bad-research-hurts-us-all-65800
How to prepare for campus placements: Preparation Tips & Tricks
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The campus placements season will start in the next few weeks and I hope all the CEans who're eligible for campus placements; the ones who are in third / final year have chalked out a plan to prepare for the placements. This placements season is going to be a bit tighter than the previous seasons given the current economic situations and the general slow-down in hiring. Only the best of the best will have the chance at grabbing the jobs and that means, the ones who start preparing earlier..
Accelerator Grades Hardware Startups
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Hax said it sees continued growth in the business of accelerating hardware startups through rapid prototyping and crowdfunding.
Ep 161: 2016 Pulses and Pulsars
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Happy 2016! This week, I spoke on ABC Radio Central West about some of the science we can expect in 2016:2016 is the International Year of Pulses, which aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize
Al Cuoco – Inspired by Math #36
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The MAA (Mathematical Association of America) sent me a review copy of their new book "Learning Modern Algebra: From Early Attempts to Prove Fermat's Last Theorem." I don't typically review textbooks but the title and then the contents of the book convinced me that I needed to interview the authors. Joe Rotman wasn't available but […]
The Queer and the Digital: Critical making, praxis and play in digital archaeology
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Gareth Beale & Paul Reilly’s session at TAG was filmed by Doug Rocks-MacQueen’s team of conference videographers, for which I am grateful. There are a host of great papers from that day from Jeremy Huggett, Paul Reilly & Stefan Gant, … Continue reading →
Ep 163: Birthday maths
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A few weeks back, I had a great chat about birthday mathematics with Glynn Greensmith on the It's Just Not Cricket show on ABC Radio. It was great! We discussed how when you are born in the year influences your latter life, some counter-intuitive probabilities regarding shared birthdays, a bit of astrology and whatever else popped into our heads. The audio belongs to the ABC - see here for more on the show.
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From Japan Today, 4/20/17. A 26-year-old member of Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces was arrested Thursday on charges of making threats and intimidation after he forced his girlfriend to take nude photos of herself and threatened that if she disobeyed him, he would circulate nude photos of her taken in the past on social media and send them to her parents. According to police, Hiroaki Makino, a private first-class stationed at the Ground Self Defense Force’s Koga base in Ibaraki Prefecture, is
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Text and photo from The Japan Times, 4/16/17. By 1957, photographer Ken Domon had reached the peak of his creative powers. A picture taken that year in Hiroshima, which he was visiting for the first time to chronicle the lingering effect of the bomb, shows him supremely confident: ram-rod straight on a stool, tripod in one hand, he casts a sideway glance at the viewer. His brow is lightly furrowed; his lips display a slight pout reminiscent of a kabuki actor adopting a mie pose. What we see is a
How to Prepare General  Awareness for SSC CGL 2017
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Thank you for reading! How to Prepare General  Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 How to Prepare General  Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 Dear Aspirants, Staff selection commission  ( SSC) conducts SSC CGL ( Combined Graduate Level)  every year. This year SSC CGL  2017  is conducting its examination in the month of August tentatively. The Sincere students of Best Academy … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
Leerstellen: Worüber ich in den letzten Tagen nicht gebloggt habe [Gesundheits-Check]
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Jeder kennt es: Man wird auf ein Thema aufmerksam, hat aber nicht die Zeit, um der Sache nachzugehen. Ein paar solcher Themen aus meiner Not-done-Liste der letzten Tage: Die elektronische Gesundheitskarte ist ein Milliardenprojekt, bei dem seit Jahren nicht viel voran ging. Selbst vergleichsweise unstrittige Module wie der Notfalldatensatz oder der Medikationsplan blieben hehre Absichten.…
Top 20 Archaeology Blogs by Google Rank
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I was curious about how Google ranked the top 20 blogs about archaeology, so I did some searches. Here’s the results of the most basic, [...] The post Top 20 Archaeology Blogs by Google Rank appeared first on Archaeology Review.
Behavioral Science and Policy Association (BSPA) Conference, Sep 19, 2017 New York
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The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) will be on September 19, 2017 in New York City. The post Behavioral Science and Policy Association (BSPA) Conference, Sep 19, 2017 New York appeared first on Decision Science News.
Truth & Beauty Bombs: The personal/political/poetics of online communication in #archaeology
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I was very happy to keynote last week’s first ever Twitter archaeology conference, Public Archaeology Twitter Conference, hosted by Dr. Lorna Richardson. I chose to speak on how to find meaning in online discourse in an increasingly noisy world. I … Continue reading →
Rodent is faithful, monogamous. Or he strays. Why?
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The prairie vole is one of the few monogamous (mostly) mammals. What goes on in the brain that causes the guys to stray? More
Can a dog learn words?
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German dog knows 260 words, learns through fast mapping much like children. Read the story from dog’s point of view! More
Fruit Fly Flight
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Fruit flies beat their wings 250 times a second. How fast do they sense attitude and adjust their wings to avoid crashing? Ultra fast! More
More democracy through mathematics
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For democratic elections to be fair, voting districts must have similar sizes. When populations shift, districts need to be redistributed – a complex and, in many countries, controversial task when political parties attempt to influence ... Read more
Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet
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A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected by adding ... Read more
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
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An international team led by the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along wavelengths used in telecommunications. The ... Read more
Study strengthens case for heart benefit in chocolate
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Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation — a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat — in a large study of men and women ... Read more