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What Are Universities For?

Stefan Collini RSA Distinguished academic, author and critic Professor Stefan Collini dissects the real purpose of higher education with Professor Paul O’Prey, vice-chancellor, Roehampton University. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/what-are-universities… Our events are … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Exposes Shocking Evidence About A Carcinogen That is Absolutely Everywhere

Marco Torres Prevent Disease It’s found everywhere, from homes, schools, office buildings, cars to medications and even toothpaste. You can’t escape fiberglass and we’re only beginning to find out why it is so lethal. A whistleblower and former hazardous materials … Continue reading

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Why Incentives Can Never Make Us Healthier w/ Alfie Kohn

Source: Health Promotion Live Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of eleven books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. … Continue reading

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Misconduct pervades UK research

Source: FT UK research is plagued with misconduct, according to a survey of 2,700 scientists by the British Medical Journal. It found that 13 per cent had first-hand knowledge of UK-based researchers deliberately altering or fabricating data, while 6 per … Continue reading

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Cashless Voice Recognition System Now Being Converted to Analyze Behavior

Source: AP In 2011, it is scarcely even possible to keep up with the new methods of surveillance and control being introduced by governments, corporations, and universities on what seems like a daily basis. I, myself, have had quite a … Continue reading

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Megapolitan areas compete globally

Source: USA Today Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University outside of Phoenix, last month ventured into potentially hostile territory 120 miles south in Tucson, home of the University of Arizona, to address 600 civic and business leaders. His message … Continue reading

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New emotion detector can see when we’re lying

Source: BBC A sophisticated new camera system can detect lies just by watching our faces as we talk, experts say. The computerised system uses a simple video camera, a high-resolution thermal imaging sensor and a suite of algorithms. Researchers say … Continue reading

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