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Received wisdom

Philip Hunter Prospect Magazine Intelligence quotients (IQs) have risen in developed nations for almost a century. This phenomenon, named the “Flynn effect” after the New Zealand intelligence researcher James Flynn, was first identified in 1984 in the United States. It … Continue reading

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Misogyny: A Collection of Writings on Women by Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche TheAbsolute Actio in distans When a man stands in the midst of his own noise, in the midst of his own surf of plans and projects, then he is apt also to see quiet, magical beings gliding past … Continue reading

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In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts

Lucy Hyde EurekAlert How do we recognize a face? To date, most research has answered “holistically”: We look at all the features—eyes, nose, mouth—simultaneously and, perceiving the relationships among them, gain an advantage over taking in each feature individually. Now … Continue reading

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Gates to U.N.: World must help poor farmers more

USA Today ROME (AP) – Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability “report card” system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly … Continue reading

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PHYSICAL CONTROL OF THE MIND

Source: Wireheading On the basis of many studies during cerebral surgery, Penfield has said of anger, joy, pleasure, and sexual excitement in the human brain that “so far as our experience goes, neither localized epileptic discharge nor electrical stimulation is … Continue reading

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Corruption index 2011 from Transparency International: find out how countries compare

Source: Guardian Corruption around the world remains a deeply entrenched, global concern according to Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) – the world’s most credible measure of of domestic, public sector corruption. This year, two thirds of countries covered … Continue reading

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Critical analysis of an international proficiency test – TOEFL

I.     Introduction 1.1.   Background information A rapid expansion of technology and advancement in research has provided new opportunities in language acquisition. Nevertheless, complexity and imperfection has continuously provided challenges for experts in the area of language testing. Early language testing … Continue reading

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