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I love math :-)

and I am a Hoosier by birth

and so I chuckled when this came my way (via an old friend)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/30214/new-math-time-indiana-tried-change-pi-32
Any high school geometry student worth his or her protractor knows that pi is an irrational number, but if you’ve got to approximate the famed ratio, 3.14 will work in a pinch. That wasn’t so much the case in late-19th-century Indiana, though.
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LoL!!!! Today such a bill just might pass... :)
As our professors used to say: "First let's assume a spherical cow..."
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Beware the essential (snake) oil...

an interesting read:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/zika-products-that-dont-work/494363/

For those of you who teach classes in critical thinking, this would pair nicely with the other promised cures preying on fears (e.g. of dementia, disease, asd, etc.)
Consumers are being advised to avoid mosquito repellants that replace effective ingredients with botanicals and B vitamins.
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Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers' Ability to Learn Words

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that's relevant to what they're learning and ignoring what isn't. A new study has found that the presence of background noise in the home or at school makes it more difficult for toddlers to learn new words. The study also found that providing additional language cues may help young children overcome the effects of noisy environments.

The research is in Child Development. (full open access)
Summary: According to a new study, the presence of background noise may make it more difficult for young children to learn new words.Source: Society for Research in Child Development.The envir
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Yup, this made me laugh way too loudly
 
Oh man, I laughed waaay too hard at this. 
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because in my online class, someone was just talking about attention and in attention...
would we notice or appreciate the lovely dancers that +Laura Gibbs  shared?
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At Writers Write, our motto is: Write to communicate. Whether we are writing a novel, a blog, an email, or a business report, most of us want our readers to understand what we are...
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My kiddo practices inside with the doors and windows shut (as Ford intended), but this cracked me up.
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This is great!

thanks to +Isaac Kuo  for sharing!
 
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the uber-nerdy A Capella Science series on YouTube. And now it’s back with another super-clever geeky video, parodying the hip-hop opening number of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton.
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A thoughtful construction worker named Jason Haney thought it would be nice to do something to cheer up the children in the hospital next door. His idea was absolutely brilliant.
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Give that man a raise. 
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Now that's hot!

look at the pareidolia +Laura Gibbs  found for me :-)
 
Science Cat posted:
You know its hot when it's raining Jalapeños in Texas
#heeheehee   #weatherhumor   #laughoftheday  
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Sleeping babies, combat veterans, children with special needs and some of our non-human animal friends appreciate the courtesy
 
Support the troops?
Just a friendly reminder that some combat veterans aren't as thrilled about fireworks as you are.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July for my 'Murican friends.
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In general, I like fireworks.  That said, I don't think I (or any of my untrained random neighbors, friends, etc.) should have multiple mini-displays night after night after night.  That is not really fair and does not give people who might be negatively affected by them the time to prepare.
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