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Why the Electricity Market Needs Reprogramming

The Energy Department’s study of the power grid is 187 pages long but it can be summarized in five words: the energy markets are failing us. "Society places value on attributes of electricity provision beyond those compensated by the...Show More Summary

Don't Make Your Reader Wait Too Long for the Murder

Some mystery novels don't reach the discovery of the body until many pages into the story…Mystery writers have freedom to spend quite a few pages establishing the character of the detective or setting up the society in which the murder will take place. Show More Summary

Should nutrition scientists take food-industry funding?

I am an advisor to the American Society of Nutrition’s Early Career Nutrition group and was asked to address this question for its spring/summer newsletter (my piece starts on page 9).  Here’s what I said: As a newly appointed advisor to ASN’s Early Career Nutrition (ECN) group, I am pleased to be asked to explain why […]

Mets’ scout didn’t want Tim Tebow, so they gave his signing to the director of marketing

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

New York Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson has been making interesting comments about his players lately. On Friday, he cracked a joke about Matt Harvey and Page Six at a press conference, and then admitted at a Society for American...Show More Summary

The Beam #4 Coming In July — Get Your Copy Now!

The Beam #4 brings you 150+ pages of coverage on electric vehicles, the future of food, renewable energy policy, society after oil, the impact of the web on our environment, sustainable fashion, circular economy, and smart mobility,Show More Summary

What Do the Congressional Shooter’s Facebook Pages Say About Him – And Society?

This is a man who was influenced by the incessant drumbeat of rhetoric which dehumanizes political enemies. The post What Do the Congressional Shooter’s Facebook Pages Say About Him – And Society? appeared first on RedState.

The real mafia

A downbeat but compelling look into society’s criminal underbelly, The Nickel Ride is a drama that is ripe for rediscovery. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Kindergartners Swag Out at 'Millionaire Bash' After Reading 1 Million Words

Post by Tanvier Peart. In the age of modern technology and instant information, there's a strong possibility you've read more status updates lately than pages in a book. Our society seems to be moving further and further away from the...Show More Summary

High class horror

Although Society isn’t a perfect movie, it is almost certainly quite unlike any movie you’ve seen before. Especially its unforgettable ending. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

From the classroom to the NICU: Real-world neuroscience opening new avenues

(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact. A simple conversation before the movie sets you up to be more in sync with your friends after the movie. Show More Summary

How the Hitchhiker’s Guide can make the world a better place | Marcus O’Dair

Douglas Adams’s sci-fi classic has inspired real-life tech innovations. So what else could we rip from its pages to aid our ailing society? The Mobile World Congress, which takes place annually in Barcelona, is usually dominated by smartphones. Show More Summary

Vitamin D is not just beneficial, it’s a necessity | Letter

Great to see vitamin D on your front page at last (Vitamin D ‘proved to cut risk of colds and flu’, 16 February). Those of us in the British Society for Ecological Medicine, a group of doctors who take the nutritional aspects of ourShow More Summary

“Blow It Out Your Barracks Bag!” Here’s a List of Military Slang Words and Phrases Used by American Soldiers Serving in WWII

Starting as early as 1941, correspondents began reporting and discussing military slang in the pages of American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society. Here’s a list of some of the soldiers’ language that they saw emerging during and immediately after the war. Ack-Ack. Show More Summary

Calendar of Major Art Society Open Exhibitions in 2017 - and the need for change!

I have a page on this blog dedicated to UK Art Societies: Open Exhibitions 2017-18. This has just been updated for 2017 It now includes: a calendar of deadlines for entries by month in 2017 summary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Legend of Lemuel Robinson and Two Brass Cannon

After The Road to Concord was published, Earl Taylor of the Dorchester Historical Society sent me some pages from a book that preserves another family tradition about the Boston train’s stolen cannon.The book is titled A Family Story, and the author was a great-grandchild of Lemuel Robinson of Dorchester. Show More Summary

Documentary Series About Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Coming to HBO

HBO has announced via their Medium page that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will be the subject of a new four-part documentary miniseries called “The Defiant Ones,” Complex reports. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents,...Show More Summary

Why Language Wants To Be Free (And Evolve And Change)

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"As people in a literate society, we think of language as what’s on the page. That’s the real thing; speaking is just an approximation. Language sits still. But then we hear new things coming in and unless it strikes us as catchy, we think, It’s not supposed to do that because that’s not what in the […]

Prison Suicide - the liberal Death Penalty

You have to wonder why the Guardian, ever in the forefront of liberal reform, stuck the news about record prison suicides on page 14 of its print edition – here is the web version: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/28/one-prison-suicide-every-three-days-england-and-wales-say-reformers Of course, about three square...

Final call! Plus November update

Dave & me taking a sort of bow Final Ghost Variations Concert klaxon of the year: tomorrow, 3 November, at the Barnes Music Society, my ace and beloved duo colleagues - the dastardly David Le Page (violin) and the vivacious Viv McLean (piano) - and I are proud to be presenting our show for its final performance of 2016. Show More Summary

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