Monthly Archives: July 2010

Links 7/31/10

It’s nice outside, but if you’re stuck inside, here are some links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

On Heffernan: For Me, ScienceBlogs Isn’t Supposed to Be a Newspaper’s Science Section

I’ve never thought that ScienceBlogs was simply regurgitations of published science articles, with maybe some ‘life-as-a-scientist’ thrown into the mix.
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Posted in Bloggity Blog, News Media | 2 Comments

Why We Need to Vaccinate Germ Dispersal UnitsChildren: The Whooping Cough Edition

Whooping cough, Streptococcus, and the Mad Biologist’s Pentultimate Postulate of Vaccination.
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Posted in Microbiology, Public Health, Vaccination | 3 Comments

“There. Are. Four. Lights”: How Torture Became Mainstream

Creating “a powerful climate of opinion in which their recognizably crazy and fringe politics came to be seen as reasonable and a plausible element in national governance.”
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Posted in Authoritarianism, Basic Human Decency, Torture | 10 Comments

Links 7/29/10

Some Thursday links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

Doubts About the STAR Study: How Much Is Kindergarten Really Explaining?

Is the Project STAR study much ado about very little?
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Posted in Education, Statistics, Uncategorized

Poverty and Science Education in Massachusetts

Poverty is something that’s never mentioned in improving K-12 science education, yet it’s critical to performance.
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Posted in Education, Massachusetts, Statistics | 15 Comments

Links 7/28/10

Some Wednesday links for you.
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One More Reason Why One Should Wary of Stocks

“Making money from less powerful counterparties is like shooting fish in a barrel.”
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Posted in Bidness | 4 Comments

Poverty and Learning in Massachusetts

Poverty, even in one of the best educational systems in the world, accounts for a lot of poor performance.
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Posted in Education, Massachusetts, Statistics | 4 Comments