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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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$46m carbon tax bill for hospitals, schools

Simon Benson The Telegraph THE average Sydney hospital will be hit with a $120,000 annual carbon bill after the $23-a-tonne tax kicks in on July 1. Local public schools will also be forced to come up with an extra $9000 … Continue reading

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Kinect to watch your emotions and serve up ads

Jacob Aaron New Scientist Online adverts are already tailored to your search and browsing history, but now Microsoft has plans to add emotions to the mix. In a recently revealed patent application the company suggests that using its Kinect sensor … Continue reading

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BBC: Why Birds Sing

Source: BBC 4 Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg’s book of the same title, this documentary explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd

The Economist Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology ACCORDING to Joseph Henrich and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, most undergraduates are WEIRD. Those who teach them might well agree. But Dr Henrich did not intend the … Continue reading

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University of Akron engineering professor raises doubts about jet crash that killed Poland’s president

John Mangels Cleveland.com The 2010 jet crash that killed Poland’s president, first lady and dozens of dignitaries during a politically sensitive visit to Russia couldn’t have happened the way official investigations say, a University of Akron engineering professor’s analysis shows. … Continue reading

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Memory in Adults Impacted by Versions of Four Genes

Science Daily Two research studies, co-led by UC Davis neurologist Charles DeCarli and conducted by an international team that included more than 80 scientists at 71 institutions in eight countries, has advanced understanding of the genetic components of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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The Codes of Gender

Sut Jhally Free Speech TV Written and directed by MEF Executive Director Sut Jhally, The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman’s groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture’s … Continue reading

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Diabetes complications ‘at record high’

BBC News Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK. An audit of 1.9 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes found more than 13,000 … Continue reading

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The Ultimate History Lesson – John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto Tragedy and Hope/Youtube Jan, 2012 http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more) http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John’s books, and current projects) http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis) http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media … Continue reading

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