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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- "The Good Place" season 2 gag reel has been released. More, from SDCC: LA Times: 'The Good Place' brings an ethics test for fans at Comic Con panel EW: Ted Danson was 'horrified' to go back behind the bar for The Good Place Indie Wire: Spoilers for t
Last weekend, I went to Versailles [despite the local trains best effort to keep me from it] to listen to a choir version of Orpheo ed Eurydice, Gluck’s opera. A magnificent baroque opera, possibly in par with Monteverdi’s. Unfort
For those up late tonight, the webcast should begin 15-20 minutes before launch. Enlarge / The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, on the launch pad, with its Telstar 19V payload. (credit: SpaceX) Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 r
Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I know there are many articles on this website about sea level, none better than the recent one by David Middleton that speaks about More nonsense about sea level rise. I thought his article would make the continuance of t
Long excerpt from Stephen Greenblatt's new book: Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics It's about Richard III of Shakespeare's telling, not the "real" Richard. After all, he was writing for the Tudors, and we all know that victors write the history. But wh
This is SUSA 515, a partial skeleton of Camarasaurus on display in the Museum of Moab. (SUSA stands for Southeastern Utah Society of Arts & Sciences.) It was described by John Foster in 2005. I like this thing. The neural spines are blown off
"If you find a system in equilibrium, you've found something that's dead. Or something that's not alive," said David Catling, a planetary scientist and astrobiologist at the University of Washington. &quo
The title —The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage —intrigued me. According to the publisher, Mel Robbinss self-help book is based on a simple... The title —The 5 Second Rule: T
Thanks to work programs and medication, a study conducted by the University of Oslo is seeing big changes in participants lives. Read More
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Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) As of: 22 May 2018 - 21 Jul 2018 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Data Pollution Omri Ben-Shahar University of Chicago Law School 218 2. Legal Engineering on...
[Tom Clancy]’sThe Hunt For Red October is a riveting tale of a high-level Soviet defector, a cunning young intelligence analyst, a chase across the North Atlantic, and a new submarine powered by a secret stealth ‘caterpillar&#
The Hudson River circa 1909. "City of New York municipal ferry Brooklyn, possibly a participant in the Hudson-Fulton celebration." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
A Day in the Life of a Prisoner People are constantly asking me: What's a day in prison like? Is it boring? Or are you busy? So the other day, I toted a pocket-sized notebook with me everywhere I went, scribbling down every single thing I did. I thou
Getting a sharp image of a bird in flight is a challenging task, but it’s equally rewarding and satisfying. These small and magnificent creatures with their quick and unpredictable motion make the task of a bird photographer a difficult one
He was a young patient with AIDS and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP). Maybe that should have scared me from the start, but it didnt. In hindsight, I keep wondering when the fear really set in. But downstairs under the glaring lights and the swo
From the U.S: I’m a 14 year old girl. So basically 4 months ago at the end of the school year my parents got mad at me because my grades where dropping. So they took my phone and went throughFrom the U.S: I’m a 14 year old girl. S
The first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the 35th film, scheduled for the summer of 2019. Stars "Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah", plus some humans including Millie Bobb
Are there aliens in our own backyard? NASA has been surveying exoplanets in the Milky Way looking for potential cradles of extraterrestrial life. Read More
March 1940. "Hays County Jail, San Marcos, Texas. Living quarters for the Deputy Sheriff, who is the jailer, and his family, are downstairs. Jail cells are on second floor. Maid who came to the door said, 'It's the nicest place I ever saw'." Medium f
The company has not commented publicly on the issue. Enlarge / In January 2018, Boeing shared this photo of the Starliner Pad Abort Test and Orbital Flight Test vehicles under construction in Florida. (credit: Boeing) A serious issue appears to have
By Andy May The following is a quote from my book Climate Catastrophe! Science or Science Fiction? 99.9 percent of the Earths surface heat capacity is in the oceans and less than 0.1 percent is in the atmosphere. Further, CO2 is only 0.04 percent of
we sing of poisonous flowers bursting in meadows of fury; skies of love struck by clots of blood; epileptic mornings; the white burning of abyssal sands, the sinking of wrecked ships in the middle of nights rent by the smell of wild beasts. What can
We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own personal litter box. Here are 15 herbs and houseplants that can grow hydroponically, meaning they can
"I think you're racist. I think I am, too." (full talk) Dr. Robin DiAngelo coined the term "white fragility" to describe "a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable." She has just published a book on the subject and i
Great video I took a few years back at NAMM in Anaheim, California. I'm filming the video with one hand and taking photos with the other with my Sony A77II, so apologies for camera shake alignment issues.Subscribe to Truth In Shredding to help me pos
Mike Feinberg, co-founder of the KIPP megacorporation national chain, was dismissed because of allegations of inappropriate sexual contacts with students, which he denied. Not to worry. Mike has a new gig, teaching people how to start charters. I wis
The best on-screen kisses of 2018, according to Proma Khosla at Mashable. Rewatch some lovely kisses from your favorite tv shows and movies and get spoilers for a few you don't watch with utter sweetness. Jessica & Oscar (Jessica Jones) Simon
It’s fair to say that Moore’s Law is not delivering on its promise of advancing semiconductor capabilities as fast as it used to, as the limits of current fabrication techniques are being met. Where this is being written for examp
Everything you wanted to know about black holes, supernova, and quasars but were afraid to ask. Read More
The study involved 82 couples who were followed from the first few months of their marriage. Enjoying these psych studies?Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month(includes ad-free experience and more articles). Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by D
Arthur Goldstein reports here that Mark Janus, who sold out unionized workers by lending his name to a Supreme Court case against unions, has left his public-sector job to work for the conservative public policy think tank that funded the case. For t
Hermitcraft is a private, whitelisted, vanilla Minecraft server, supporting a number of YouTube Let's Players and streamers, which is now entering its sixth season. Founded by Generikb - who describes himself as a "gaming hermit" - in April 2012, the
Name: Andrea Kerbuski and her dog James Location: Lansing, Michigan Size: 2,014 square feet Years lived in: 8 months, owned Andrea avoided home ownership for years, preferring the more flexible, mobile lifestyle of renting apartments. And, she always
Dr. Brady Nelson and colleagues at Stony Brook University recently published a study in the journal Biological Psychologywhichfound that you can mute the brains anxiety/threat response with simple shifts in...Dr. Brady Nelson and colleagues at Stony
Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   The worlds most influential information-gateway — GOOGLE Search — has recently made the decision to abandon its long-standing primary corporate policies: 1) Dont Be Evil and 2) Provide intern
The motivation for punishing people who are 'too nice'. Enjoying these psych studies?Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month(includes ad-free experience and more articles). Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself:
An in depth breakdown of the multi-track master tape of Yes's Roundabout, one of the most complex, adventurous, innovative, progressive records to ever get played (almost) to death on classic rock radio. Thank you, Rick Beato, all purpose everything
If you dig shows and movies like Big Little Lies, Gone Girl, and even Buffy The Vampire Slayer, you need to be watching HBO's Sharp Objects. The eight-episode miniseries is based on Gillian Flynn's debut novel and is centered around Camille Preaker (
When mathematicians run out of symbols, they turn to other alphabets. Most math symbols are Latin or Greek letters, but occasionally you’ll run into Russian or Hebrew letters. Sometimesmath uses a new font rather than a new alphabet, such a
All of our 200+ bones have names, which facilitates describing them when we cannot actually hold them or point directly at them. It might be easier to remember the names if they were familiar ones like Robert, Sally, and Kevin, but no such luck. Lati
This is a hilarious, must-see video, narrated by Gary Rubinstein, about his life in Teach for America, his disillusionment with Reform, and his collision with Reformers as they set about to remake American education. I play a minor role in his story,
The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial were called to urgent meetings Saturday in Italy in light of executive Sergio Marchionne's recent surgery and prolonged convalescence.
The UK's Civil Service has a high opinion of itself and is proud of its history. It publishes a periodical, Civil Service Quarterly, so that its bureaucrats may read about themselves, and the latest edition included a long, illustrated article about
I’ve been aware of the Social Engineering panels, talks, and villages at many conferences over the past few years. For some reason, be it the line to get in or conflicting schedules, I haven’t made it to one. Today was my day and
Introduction A developer always pays his technical debts! And we have a debt to pay to the gods of coding best practices, as we did not present many unit tests for our functions yet. Today we will show how to efficiently investigate and improve unit
The LAUSD has a 5-4 Majority of charter supporters. One of them, Ref Rodriguez, is about to take a plea deal that may lead to his resignation. Then businessman-turned-Superintendent will have a 4-4 split. Things get interesting. Rodriguez held on to
I saw this article in the newspaper today, “2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Nio,” subtitled, “The world in 2017 saw some of the highest average surface temperatures ever recorded, sur
Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company's contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported.
DIY Cover up your digital footprints. Every time you noodle around on your phone, you leave a digital trail of activity. This footprint can compromise your privacyso here's how to reduce it. DIY Cover up your digital footprints. Every time you noodle
The chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery. The app itself is an art project that reflects on how dependent we are on our phones. But people have actually been using it. On average, 17 people are in the chatroom at once.