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Uncooperative weather didn't dampen good times at Lockn'

Uncooperative weather didn't dampen good times at Lockn'

It wasn't quite Woodstock but the wet microburst and subsequent rainstorms that popped up throughout last weekend's Lockn music festival at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia caused promoters and their crews to regroup while festivarians made ..., 2 weeks ago

God, Mathematics and Psychology

Mathematics translates patterns into reducible parts. These parts form theorems—incremental reasoning based on a chain of formal proofs—that conform to logic but operate beyond logic. Mathematicians argue that these patterns are universal and ...
 Psychology Today4 days ago

Remembering Abraham Ghebreghiorgis (MIT)

There is a famous quote attributed to Sigmund Freud that, The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. Abraham MIT's voice was indeed as soft as silk, and as someone, who has the privilege to read his ...
 Awate5 days ago
Lifehacker Australia

Why Should We Place Our Faith In Science?

Most of us would like to think scientific debate does not operate like the comments section of online news articles. These are frequently characterised by inflexibility, truculence and expostulation. Scientists are generally a little more civil — ...
 Lifehacker Australia1 week ago Why should we place faith in science?  IOL2 weeks ago

Chet Raymo

It is not quite what Eliot is up to, but I was reminded of some lines of Pascal that I shared here several years ago: Scientific learning is composed of two opposites which nonetheless meet each other. The first is the natural ignorance that is ...
 Before It's News1 week ago
Before It's News

Gold Rollercoaster Likely to Go Up

Based on the March 16th, 2012 Premium Update. Visit our archives for more gold & silver articles . The roller coaster metaphor we used two weeks ago after the $90 flash crash in the price of gold seems appropriate this week as well. It must be ...
 Before It's News1 week ago
Sydney Morning Herald

'Churchill and Menzies borrowed material'

A government MLC already under fire for lifting journalists' work regularly incorporates thousands of words without attribution into his speeches before Parliament. A Fairfax analysis of the speeches of Peter Phelps, the government whip in the ...
 Sydney Morning Herald2 weeks ago NSW politics: Liberal MLC Peter Phelps defends plagiarising thousands of words  Sydney Morning Herald2 weeks ago

How we mitigate uncertainty

Do we need to know that things are certain, or is a little uncertainty still okay? Credit: Flickr/jim simonson, CC BY Uncertainty is a paradox. On one hand, it is a potent and powerful force that motivates research, a need to know. The gratifying ...
 PhysOrg.com3 weeks ago

Lockn' festival presents once-in-a-lifetime concerts

In its previous two years in existence the Lockn festival established itself for special once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. In the past members of Zac Brown Band performed with the String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic played sets with John ...
 Examiner.com3 weeks ago
Victoria University of Wellington

Raising the refugee quota Victoria senior lecturer in human geography Dr Alan Gamlen argues that NZ should set an example by substantially raising its refugee quota.

The man who usually cuts my hair is a lawyer from the Middle East living in New Zealand as a refugee. I vividly recall him once saying the situation in his homeland "is like our World War Two". I also recall my difficulty looking him in the eye when ...
 Victoria University of Wellington1 month ago Alan Gamlen: Why NZ should raise the refugee quota  New Zealand Herald1 month ago
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