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Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List

Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Discover 100+ free online courses by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc.

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The End of 'Marriage'

The End of 'Marriage' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Getting the government out of the marriage business sounds like a good idea, until we consider the dangers to women and girls.

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Fairly Simple Math Could Bridge Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

Fairly Simple Math Could Bridge Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A framework that relies on college-level mathematics could describe what happens to particles in so-called spacetime rips, gravity fluctuations such as those that occur during the birth of a black hole.

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The Corporatization of Higher Education

The Corporatization of Higher Education | Gavagai | Scoop.it

When our current period of slow economic growth will end is anybody’s guess, but even when it does end, colleges and universities will certainly not be rolling back their prices. These days, it is not just the economic climate in which our colleges and universities find themselves that determines what they charge and how they operate; it is their increasing corporatization.

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Crowdsourcing a cure for my brain cancer

Crowdsourcing a cure for my brain cancer | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Digital artist Salvatore Iaconesi hacked his medical records to put them online in a global search for the best treatments.

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A Grim Warning From Science

A Grim Warning From Science | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It’s possible that we can spend enough money to somehow protect Manhattan—and it’s possible that we can’t. It’s impossible to imagine that we will be able to protect, say, the Asian subcontinent, or the Pearl River delta of China, or any of the other crowded places imperiled by rising seas.

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A looming mass extinction caused by humans

A looming mass extinction caused by humans | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Conservationists fear many animal and plant species will vanish forever thanks to our impact on the planet. The big question is what we can do to prevent it.

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At last, science explains the physics in 'Call of Cthulhu'

At last, science explains the physics in 'Call of Cthulhu' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Benjamin K. Tippett has a theory. The University of New Brunswick mathematician believes that he’s figured out what, exactly, those insane sailors saw that night in 1928 when they encountered Cthulhu on a lost island in the Pacific.

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Primates’ brains make visual maps using triangular grids

Primates’ brains make visual maps using triangular grids | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Primates’ brains see the world through triangular grids, according to a new study published online Sunday in the journal Nature.

 

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Ernie Lepore: meaning, truth, language, reality

Ernie Lepore: meaning, truth, language, reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Enie Lepore has written a whole book on quotation marks and many think he has perverse intuitions when he rejects contextualism and semantic holism. He always thinks against the grain which led to Donald Davidson not speaking to him for five years after a brutal encounter. But he collaborates with Jerry Fodor, Herman Cappelen, Kirk Ludwig and others all the time because he knows that the jig is up when you think you can’t be informed by someone else.

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How your brain likes to be treated at revision time

How your brain likes to be treated at revision time | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A neuroscience student harnesses his knowledge to advise fellow students about memorising information.

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Herman Cappelen: no intuitions, no relativism

Herman Cappelen: no intuitions, no relativism | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Herman Cappelen is mounting a fierce defence of his armchair against the crazyist gang over at X-phi – although he doesn’t want his counter-attack to be just about X-phi. He expects it to run and run.

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The changing state of US ethnicity

The changing state of US ethnicity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A look at where US immigrants have originated from in the past, and how these patterns could change in the future.

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Why IQs Rise

Why IQs Rise | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If we were really getting smarter overall, scores should be going up across all the subtests, but that is not the case. To understand the score gains, then, we need to set aside issues of general intelligence and instead analyze patterns on the IQ subtests. Doing so opens a window into cognitive trends over time and reveals a far more interesting picture of what may be happening to our minds.

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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.

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Psychic pair fail scientific test

Psychic pair fail scientific test | Gavagai | Scoop.it

University researchers test the abilities of two professional mediums. who are unable to demonstrate they have special psychic powers.

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Watching Sandy, ignoring climate change

Watching Sandy, ignoring climate change | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Coming as it is just a week before Election Day, Sandy makes the fact that climate change has been entirely ignored during this campaign seem all the more grotesque.

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An Interview With Norman Finkelstein

An Interview With Norman Finkelstein | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On August 25, 2012 Occupy Brooklyn TV sat down with Norman Finkelstein – political dissident and world renowned scholar on the Israeli-Palestine conflict – to talk about Gandhi, the Occupy movement, Julian Assange, the economic crisis, and a possible Israeli attack on Iran.

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