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You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists...

2010-11-12

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http://xkcd.com/859/ - Genious.

2010

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Ideas in the individual mind he called World 1. Ideas or predispositions that could be transferred horizontally by word of mouth or vertically between generations he called World 2—or, in shorthand, culture. It is only when knowledge can be succinctly described in words (or images, or mathematical symbols, or musical notation)—and rationally challenged if necessary—that effective change can be made at perceptible speed. This is World 3...

2011-02-11

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Your brain doesn't like to keep secrets. Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, have shown that writing down secrets in a journal or telling a doctor your secrets actually decreases the level of stress hormones in your body. Keeping a secret, meanwhile, does the opposite...

2011-05-31

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Prime numbers had been objects of fascination, for both mathematicians and artists, since the time of Euclid. This article explores the links between prime numbers and poetry. We start with a selection of poems celebrating the mathematical properties of these enigmatic and unpredictable integers and their impact on those who explore them. We then turn our attention to poetry reflecting cultural aspects associated with prime numbers, from...
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