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Mr. President, a Visitor Is Here to See You

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The War Minister and the Runaway Marquise

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5 Expert SSC MTS English Tips – How to Prepare & Ace the Exam

11 hours agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

The SSC MTS exam is scheduled to take place in mid-April. You have one-and-a-half month left to prepare for the exam, which is more than enough if you study right. The SSC MTS exam has 8300 vacancies this year which gives you an excellent...Show More Summary

Time and Work Quiz 3 for SSC, Railways Exam

11 hours agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

If you are preparing for SSC, Railways Exams and other Competitive Recruitment or Entrance exams, you will likely need to solve a section on Quant. Time and Work Quiz 3 for SSC, Railways Exams will help you learn concepts on important topics in Quant – Time and Work. Show More Summary

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Sadomasochism

In the eighties, there were many more gay bars in New York than there are now, and one of them—Uncle Charlie’s, on Greenwich Avenue—was a very pleasant place to cool off during hot summer afternoons. One day, after leaving the bar, I was headed down Greenwich Avenue toward Christopher Street, when I spotted a figure standing on a corner. Show More Summary

How to accidentally save the planet

He is famous for his "Gaia hypothesis", but it's a device James Lovelock invented 60 years ago that future generations should laud him for

Tracing (and Erasing) New York’s Lines of Desire

On a warm morning last August, three conservationists set out for a walk in the woods in the Bronx. The conservationists—Sarah Charlop-Powers, Jennifer Greenfeld, and Kristie King—work for the Parks Department and the Natural Areas Conservancy. Show More Summary

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones.

Universities overwhelmingly objected to the Trump travel ban. Here are the values they emphasized.

Universities played an important role in the unexpectedly widespread mobilization against President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order suspending entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. The protests themselves came...Show More Summary

Double Lineup Quiz 2 for Banking & Insurance Exams

11 hours agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

If you are preparing for Government Recruitment or Entrance exams, you will likely need to solve a section on Reasoning. Double Lineup Quiz 2 for Banking and Insurance Exams will help you learn concepts on important topics in Logical Reasoning – Double Lineup. Show More Summary

Finding spacecraft impacts on the Moon

Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface—some accidental, some intentional. Phil Stooke hunts for their impact sites.

Mens Agitat Molem

The “Mens Bar” at Newcastle Uni Student Union still causes ructions apparently, despite the lack of apostrophe and that it’s short for “mens agitat molem”. Protestors suggest that it has patriarchal undertones and should be changed (they could name it The Wilko Bar after guitar-playing alumnus Wilko Johnson if they must). Show More Summary

Southern eclipse will turn Sun into a ring of fire

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky The Sun will become a "ring of fire" this week in an annular eclipse that will be visible on land only in parts of South America and southern Africa. The...Show More Summary

Important Current Affairs Quiz 20th February 2017

11 hours agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

Here is a quiz for upcoming Banking, Insurance and Government exams. This quiz contains expected questions which match the exam pattern of Govt Job Exams and other Banking Exams. So make sure you attempt Important Current Affairs Quiz 20th February 2017 to check your preparation level. Show More Summary

5 Pieces of Advice to My Quarter-Century Self

Turning 25-years old can be a difficult time in a young person’s life. After graduating high school and possibly now college, they find themselves in their first career job, trying to meet new people for friendships and love, and for the first time in their […]

'Champion of diversity' Michèle Lamont awarded Erasmus Prize

(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) Canadian cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont, founding Co-Director of CIFAR's Successful Societies program, has been named the 2017 Erasmus Prize winner.

Important Current Affairs 20th February 2017 with PDF

11 hours agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

Here is an update containing all the important current affairs for 20th February 2017. You can download the Important Current Affairs 20th February 2017 with pdf capsule too. GST approves law to Compensate loss GST Council approved a law to compensate states for any loss of revenue from the implementation of new national sales tax. Show More Summary

Putting cancer patients in hibernation could help tackle tumours

Tumour growth would slow right down or cease while healthy cells in the body become more resistant to radiation

Accessing the contents of a stanfit object

I was just needing this. Then, lo and behold, I found it on the web. It’s credited to Stan Development Team but I assume it was written by Ben and Jonah. Good to have this all in one place. The post Accessing the contents of a stanfit object appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Basking sharks seek out winter sun

(University of Exeter) The winter habits of Britain's basking sharks have been revealed for the first time.Scientists from the University of Exeter have discovered some spend their winters off Portugal and North Africa, some head to the Bay of Biscay and others choose a staycation around the UK and Ireland.

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