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Having written my own thesis in LaTeX, I have to say, it's so much more robust and pain-free once you understand the structure. (Also helps if your university has a template or style guide!)

I wish I'd had access to +ShareLaTeX when I was starting!
 
Our new five-part guide for writing your PhD or masters thesis in #LaTeX: http://ow.ly/nMAF3 (blog) and http://ow.ly/nMAsv (video)
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A friend and fellow trad musician is competing for funds to produce a photography book highlighting the best trad music pub in Dublin, The Cobblestone. Check it out, and if you like it, vote for her!
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My advisor, Will Vizuete, his mentor, Harvey Jeffries, and their work were recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/31/186236508/gizmo-uses-lung-cells-to-sniff-out-health-hazards-in-urban-air
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Signed up for my first MOOC. Scientific computing! Anyone want to take it with me?
Scientific Computing is a free online class taught by of University of Washington
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Strengthening the PM2.5 standard is likely one of the most beneficial moves the EPA can make (even if they were forced) in terms of public health benefit. This is the first major change to EPA air quality standards in years and comes on the heels of major research into the formation and health effects of particulate matter (aerosols). 

The only issue I have with this is the lack of current models' ability to accurately predict PM2.5 levels. These models, which are used by states to demonstrate to the EPA that their control strategies will work, generally underpredict the amount of particulate matter compared to observations. This may have some negative implications for state control strategies. Hopefully this will encourage research funding into organic aerosol formation research and subsequent model implementation!
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US Capitol at night. November 2, 2013
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The Carolina Chocolate Drops... really? Ha. I can't get away from North Carolina.
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From the bill's text: "The North Carolina General Assembly does not recognize federal court rulings which prohibit and otherwise regulate the State of North Carolina, its public schools, or any political subdivisions of the State from making laws respecting an establishment of religion." So while they're not filing to actually ESTABLISH an official state religion, they're seeking the legal right to do so.
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They cherry pick the Bible. Why not the U. S. constitution?
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This place is new, awesome, and within spitting distance of the Cobblestone! I think I'll stay here when I come back next week.
Malt House Square, Smithfield Village, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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Environmental engineer in Washington, DC. Irish fiddler. Novice rugby player.
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