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August 31, 2015

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7:43 PM | Harnessing hippocampal stem cells to improve mood and cognitionWednesday, September 16, 2015
Recent studies have implicated adult-born hippocampal neurons in pattern separation, a process by which similar experiences or events are transformed into discrete non-overlapping representations. Impaired pattern separation, Dr. Hen proposes, underlies the overgeneralization often seen in age-related memory impairments and in anxiety disorders. Dr. Hen will present evidence that strategies aimed at stimulating hippocampal neurogenesis result in improved pattern separation.
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7:14 PM | Philosophers on making difficult life decisions
By Catarina Dutilh Novaes What does philosophy have to say about difficult life decisions? Recently, there has been quite some interest in what philosophers have to say on this; for example, Ruth Chang’s TED talk on how to make hard choices has had over 3,5 million views. And recently, the...
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6:33 PM | An Equilateral Triangle Inside a Square
This is an article on an olympiad problem. Here we present various solutions of the problem. We show the beauty of this problem by presenting different proofs to the same problem. The Problem Statement: - $ABCD$ is a square. $E$ is a point inside the square such that \(\angle{ECB}=\angle{EBC}=15^{\circ}\).Show that $\Delta AED$ is equilateral. A
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5:48 PM | School of Science announces 2015 Teaching Prizes for Graduate and Undergraduate Education
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5:13 PM | Law journal apologizes for paper legitimizing attacks on scholars who question terror tactics
Citing an “egregious breach of professional decorum,” a law review journal has distanced itself from a 2015 paper which proposed attacks on scholars who question the government’s handling of the war on terror. The nearly 200-page paper, “Trahison des Professeurs: The Critical Law of Armed Conflict Academy as an Islamist Fifth Column,” appeared in the […] The post Law journal apologizes for paper legitimizing attacks on scholars who question terror tactics […]
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2:00 PM | Investigation of prominent geneticist Latchman finds “procedural matters,” no misconduct
An investigation by the University College London has cleared prominent geneticist David Latchman of misconduct, but concluded he has “procedural matters in his lab that required attention.” Latchman has two retracted papers; on PubPeer, there are questions about nearly four dozen more. The results of the investigation were first reported by the Times Higher Education. We also received […] The post Investigation of prominent geneticist Latchman finds “procedural […]
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1:00 PM | Arguments for a content bubble
First off a quick lesson in the importance of good blogger housekeeping. It is important to keep track of what you have and have not posted . A number of times, I've caught myself starting to write something virtually identical to one of my previous posts, often with almost the same title. At the other into the spectrum, there are posts that I could've sworn I had written but of which there seems to be no trace.For example, living in LA, I frequently run into people in the entertainment […]
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11:00 AM | PubPeer founders reveal themselves, create foundation
The creators of PubPeer dropped their own anonymity today, as part of an announcement about a new chapter in the life of the post-publication peer review site. By now, Retraction Watch readers will be familiar with PubPeer.com. Founded in 2012, the commenting site has allowed for robust discussions of scientific papers — which in turn have led to […] The post PubPeer founders reveal themselves, create foundation appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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7:37 AM | Aléatoire ou arbitraire ?
Un responsable gouvernemental français a récemment associé contrôles aléatoires et discriminations... - La tribune des mathématiciens
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5:00 AM | Il problema di agosto (564) - Dare i numeri per strada
Yawn. Sì, lo sappiamo, è da veri maleducati sbadigliare in pubblico. Che poi, diamine, per far capire che si sbadiglia siamo perfino costretti a chiamare in causa l'onomatopeia inglese, che grazie ai fumetti è facilmente intelligibile anche su queste italiche lande. E insomma, che possiamo fare? Lo sbadiglio ci è proprio scappato ma la colpa non è [...]
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5:00 AM | 4.1.21
- Figures sans paroles / Les figures sans paroles
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12:00 AM | WS MoreOrLess: China Stock Market Crash
The Chinese Market Crash in context. How big is the market, how many investors does it have and does it tell us anything about the wider Chinese economy? Sprinters legs It may seem strange, but world class runners don’t move their legs faster than average park runner. That’s the claim anyway – is it true and if so what is it that makes athletes like Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin run so fast?

August 30, 2015

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5:00 AM | 30 Agosto 1906 - Buon Compleanno Olga!
Andrò a raccontarlo da qualche parte, con un sospiro, fino alla fine dei tempi: due sentieri si biforcavano in un bosco e io, io presi quello meno trafficato; e questo ha fatto tutta la differenza. (da La strada che non presi, Robert Frost) Se verrà dimostrato che la mia Teoria della Relatività è valida, la Germania dirà che sono [...]
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5:00 AM | 4.1.20
- Figures sans paroles / Les figures sans paroles

August 29, 2015

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1:30 PM | Weekend reads: Ghost authors proliferate; science goes to the movies; pricey grant fraud
The week at Retraction Watch featured the results of a massive replication study, yet another retraction for Diederik Stapel, and a messy situation at PLOS. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Who ya gonna cite, to paraphrase Ray Parker, Jr.? A survey found that a third of papers in biology, physics, and the social sciences had […] The post Weekend reads: Ghost authors proliferate; science goes to the movies; pricey grant fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:16 PM | Audio Time Machine
Obviously the most famous theory of physics of all time is the ‘Theory of relativity’ given by Einstein. It’s a kind of theory which has changed almost the whole picture of physics. One of the main postulates of this theory was that nothing can move faster than light, which means that light has the ultimate
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5:00 AM | 4.1.19
- Figures sans paroles / Les figures sans paroles

August 28, 2015

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11:00 PM | Change Your Open Sets, Change Your Life
The concept of the open set is fundamental in topology. What is it, and why does it matter? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:30 PM | Court grants Toronto researchers review of misconduct findings
A Canadian court has granted a review of two researchers’ application to quash the findings of a university investigation that found signs of falsified data, according to the researchers’ lawyer. Yesterday, the court ruled that the application by Sylvia Asa and her husband, Shereen Ezzat, to quash the University Health Network investigation’s findings be reviewed by a […] The post Court grants Toronto researchers review of misconduct findings appeared first on […]
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5:46 PM | Kierkegaard as Philosopher of the Novel
The idea of a fully articulated philosophy of the novel does not really get going until Georg Lukács wrote Theory of the Novel during World War One, though it was not published until 1921 by which time Lukács’ political world view had changed. There may be some large scale work...
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3:37 PM | Quantum weirdness proved real in first loophole-free experiment
A century-long debate about whether quantum mechanics described reality or masked a deeper layer, as Einstein suggested, has concluded – quantum reality won
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3:00 PM | “Our manuscript unintentionally failed to meet academic and publication standards”
Authors of a 2014 review paper about the use of “as needed” medications people with mental health diagnoses are retracting it, but we’re scratching our heads as to why. The retraction appears in “The experiences of mental health professionals’ and patients’ use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a […] The post “Our manuscript unintentionally failed to meet academic and publication standards” appeared […]
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2:40 PM | A Life in Games
The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.
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1:00 PM | The third reason Trump is so interesting
I think we've covered 1. and 2.:1. Trump has brought a gun to a knife fight and has no intention of politely turning it in at the door. The threat of a third party run on an anti-immigrant ticket gives him exceptional leverage.2. Trump is willing to take extreme positions that appeal to the base and present them in unvarnished terms even when they are repugnant to the general population;But we haven't said much about  this:3. Trump is also just as willing to abandon conservative sacred […]
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12:45 PM | Trachea surgeon Macchiarini acted “without due care,” but is not guilty of misconduct: Karolinska
Following an investigation, Karolinska Institutet has found that surgeon and visiting professor Paolo Macchiarini acted in some cases “without due care,” but that his behavior “does not qualify as scientific misconduct.” Karolinska’s Vice Chancellor has also recommended that Macchiarini submit an unspecified number of corrections “to clarify and rectify the failings that the inquiry has […] The post Trachea surgeon Macchiarini acted “without due […]
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10:14 AM | Knotty network could have powered universe’s early growth spurt
The theory behind why cables get tangled could explain both cosmic inflation and why we experience only three dimensions of space
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5:00 AM | 4.1.18
- Figures sans paroles / Les figures sans paroles
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3:20 AM | Cold Fusion Heats Up: Fusion Energy and LENR Update
The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies
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2:00 AM | Août 2015, 4ème défi
Défi du calendrier mathématique 2015 : petit problème à résoudre…. - Défis du Calendrier Mathématique / Actualité
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12:00 AM | China Stock Market Crash
The Chinese Market Crash in context. How big is the market, how many investors does it have and does it tell us anything about the wider Chinese economy? Eight Million Foreigners Are there really eight million foreigners in the UK? What does 95% less harmful actually mean? E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than ordinary cigarettes according to last week's report by Public Health England. But what does this mean? The number was arrived at using something called 'multi criteria […]
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