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Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, on the spirit of true learning and how to read intelligently: "“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.”" https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/07/13/francis-bacon-of-studies/
“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.”
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“Meyer doesn’t so much create a believable scientist as cobble together various scientific terms and vignettes” http://bit.ly/2k4tMCU 
Stephenie Meyer, creator of the 'Twilight' vampire franchise, tries her hand at science. A real chemist surveys the damage.
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"In a superb chapter on Dante and his conception of paradise and the cosmos, Rovelli writes: “Our culture is foolish to keep science and poetry separated,” adding: “they are two tools to open our eyes to the complexity and beauty of the world.” Like the Italian scientist-writer Primo Levi, Rovelli sees no incompatibility between the two cultures, only mutual attraction." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/21/reality-is-not-what-it-seems-by-carlo-rovelli-review
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Thoughtful Duncan Watts post on the nature of randomness and uncertainty in polling data. "What is it about elections — not to mention other kinds of societal outcomes like financial crises, disruptive companies, bestselling authors — that makes it so hard to appreciate the important role of randomness in determining outcomes?" https://medium.com/…/the-non-inevitability-of-donald-trump-… 
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What are some of the effects of quantum physics we can observe in day to day life? This question was originally answered on Quora by Mark Eichenlaub.
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Marie Connolly Owens, America's First Female Police Officer — http://bit.ly/1G44rAB 
Sergeant No. 97 was detailed to the Board of Education, where she enforced child labor, truancy, and compulsory education laws.
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"A scientific theory isn't just a hunch or guess--it's more like a question that's been put through a lot of tests." https://youtu.be/ty33v7UYYbw
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"What do Captain America, Wonder Woman and a 10th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript have in common? The answer may be more surprising than you think. The Psychomachia, or ‘War of the Soul’, was composed by the Late Antique poet Prudentius in the 5th century and depicts an action-packed battle between the Virtues and Vices for possession of the human soul." http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/01/the-psychomachia-an-anglo-saxon-comic-book.html 
What do Captain America, Wonder Woman and a 10th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript have in common? The answer may be more surprising than you think. The Psychomachia, or ‘War of the Soul’, was composed by the Late Antique poet Prudentius in the 5th century and depicts an action-packed battle between the Virtues...
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We're deluged with much-needed rain here in Los Angeles, but Jen-Luc Piquant nonetheless managed to collect her usual collection of nifty physics stuff on the Web this week. First, as a palate cleanser, check out this transfixing audiovisual dive into...
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"Talking past each other is deeply unhealthy for our entire political system. A functioning democracy requires that citizens make informed choices — which voters can’t do if their information sources are ideologically monochromatic. Motivated ignorance replaces the marketplace of ideas with two isolated, noncompeting monopolies." http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-frimer-skitka-motyle-motivated-ignorance-20170104-story.html
Dick Cheney , back when he was vice president, insisted all the TVs in his hotel suite be tuned to Fox News before he arrived.
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+Dianne Hackborn couldn't find the report, but it was pretty widespread. Perhaps Jennifer remembers it.
Where the survey indicated that thr more liberal tended to cull news from a greater variety of sources. Compared to the right who stuck with trusted sources. More 'brand loyalty' in effect

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Talking Heads front man David Byrne wants to put you in a neuroscience experiment https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/20/david-byrne-neuroscience/ 
An art installation dreamed up by Talking Heads singer David Byrne immerses visitors in neuroscience and psychology experiments.
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I thought he already did that back in the late 80's. ;)
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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