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Huge news and awesome! Go California!
Adopting one of the most far-reaching vaccination laws in the nation, California on Tuesday barred religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren, a move that could affect tens of thousands of students and sets up a potential court battle with opponents of immunization.
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"Did the slaves here appreciate the care they got from their mistress?" one woman asked, pinchedly.
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With blood donation rates in decline all over the developed world, Sweden’s blood service is enlisting new technology to help push back against shortages.
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And coffee wins again.

'Just last year, a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies looking at long-term consumption of coffee and the risk of cardiovascular disease was published. The researchers found 36 studies involving more than 1,270,000 participants. The combined data showed that those who consumed a moderate amount of coffee, about three to five cups a day, were at the lowest risk for problems' 
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Kirk Odom spent 31 years in prison and on parole after pseudoscientific analysis of a hair that has finally been discredited. Now the FBI admits it was wrong – in Odom’s case, and many thousands like it
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On Monday night I went to see Boston College professor Henry Braun speak about the Value-Added Model for teachers (VAM) at Teachers College, right here in my hood (hat tip Sendhil Revuluri). I wrot...
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This is the actual standardized test given in CA K-12.  Sadly not a joke.  Try a practice here: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/
This spring, tests developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium will be administered to well over 10 million students in 17 states to determine their proficiency on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. If the results are disappointing, who should shoulder the blame—the students,
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"The opposite of science isn’t girl." - Sara Chipps

"Princess" is a choice, which is orthogonal and independent, of "scientist", "maker" or even "fighter".

Furthermore those roles are independent of "Girl" or "Boy"... I know I have a perpetual battle trying to channel more of my inner princess and less of my inner prima-donna!
I’ve spent the past year talking to a LOT of parents and their kids for Jewelbots.
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A wife bonus, I was told, might be hammered out in a pre-nup or post-nup, and distributed on the basis of not only how well her husband’s fund had done but her own performance — how well she managed the home budget, whether the kids got into a “good” school — the same way their husbands were rewarded at investment banks.
I studied the women of the Upper East Side as if they were a tribe in a faraway land.
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Computer Science PhD student studying distributed database systems.
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