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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Gwenno Saunders aka 'Gwenno' is a Welsh singer, previously of The Pipettes. Her first solo album Y Dydd Olaf was sung in Welsh, her recent second album Le Kov is sung in Cornish. The Pipettes - 'Pull Shapes' The Pipettes - 'Your Kisses Are Wasted on
I got a question recently from someone who had exported a catalog to bring on a trip, and only later realized that the exported catalog did not contain all of the keywords from the master catalog. This is actually normal behavior. When you export a c
When Kentwood Wells was 12 years old, he and his parents stumbled across a magic lantern in an antique shop during a Maine vacation. The instrument, an old image projector that used a kerosene lamp for illumination, came with beautiful German glass s
via MASHABLE Replicas of Star Wars weapons are not uncommon. But Joerg Sprave took weapon replication to the next level, creating a copy of Rey’s blaster that not only looks like the real thing, but also shoots like the real thing. Since th
Many readers will be familiar with interfacing I2C peripherals. A serial line joins a string of individual I2C devices, and each of the devices has its own address on that line. In most cases when connecting a single device or multiple different ones
Contact theory could explain the findings simply being around people who look different fosters a broadened sense of identity. By Alex FraderaByAlex Fradera The Big Society initiative launched at the turn of this decade by the incoming British govern
It seems so: I propose the status quo bias hypothesis, which predicts that housing wealth increases preference for status quo arrangements with respect to Social Security. I contrast the status quo bias hypothesis with the claim that housing wealth r
Technology image of the week: this high-efficiency solar cell for satellites can convert close to a third of all the sunlight it absorbs into electricity
The tragic and yet fascinating activity on the Big Island of Hawai'i has focused attention on volcanism in the United States, and has served to remind us that Hawai'i isn't the only place in the country that has to face up to the hazards of living in
Georgetown University has awarded an honorary degree to Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in part to recognize why she couldn't earn the degree she sought from the university. In 1965, she was enrolled
Why did birds lose their teeth? Was it so they would be lighter in the air? Or are pointy beaks better for worm-eating than the jagged jaws of dinosaur ancestors?
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Oliver Budzinski explores Market-internal financial regulation in sports as an anticompetitive institution. ABSTRACT: Financial regulation in sports is usually discussed in the context of representing an instrument against "financial doping". Notwith
The Los Angeles Gladiators becoming as well known as the Los Angeles Lakers?
The image of the recent college graduate working as a Starbucks barista or a rental car clerk has become a cliché in the national debate over student loan debt. Studies of the underlying validity of the stereotype over time have offered mi
Sinkhole @ White House Outside Press Briefing Room Remember the sinkhole outside Trump's Mar-A-Lago? Now there is a sinkhole on the White House North Lawn, just outside the Press Briefing room. Sadly, there has been a cover-up at the White House. The
A state known for cowboys and stunning mountain vistas is positioning itself as a leader in a new field of technology.
via TwistedSifter An unexpected electrical issue caused a life-size animatronic T-Rex to burst into flames at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Cañon City, Colorado. There were no reported injuries when the 24-ft tall T-Rex burst into f
[Tim aka tp69] built a completely silent desktop computer. It cant be heard – at all. The average desktop will have several fans whirring inside – cooling the CPU, GPU, SMPS, and probably one more for enclosure circulation &#8
Wyoming could allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades when state officials vote Wednesday whether to allow as many as 22 grizzlies to be killed this fall outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s been some discussion of the rate of sea level rise lately, so I thought I’d take a look at some underlying data. I started with a 2016 paper by the modern master of failed serial doomcasting
C.L. Max Nikias has raised billions of dollars for the University of Southern California, and used that money to recruit top faculty members and students. But his hold on the position of president is being challenged in ways that it never has since h
Aprs plusieurs propositions controverses de droit du travail, les cheminots, les tudiants, contrleurs ariens, et les fonctionnaires en France sont en grve, perturbant le pays. Macron dtermin rformer la SNCF, il promet d'aller au bout Public employees
The Herschel Observatory is still responsible for great science even after the four or five-years or so since the end of the mission. ESA — Stellar nurseries are cloudy and dusty places that shine brightly in infrared light. The G305 star-f
Today we celebrate the work of Dr. Tin Liu, a Chinese American inventor who played a cruicial role in the development of Play-doh. Joe McVicker took Play-Doh to an educational convention for manufacturers of school supplies, and Woodward & Lo
Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
Because at that moment you go from a lazy potato chips ‘n’ naps fan laying on the couch in a crumb-covered pile of sweatpants, bedhead, and BO to an insightful sports critic with a sharp eye, quick tongue, and backup second career
A five-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years.
Over the last two decades, scientists have discovered that the optical microscope can be used to detect, track and image objects much smaller than their traditional limitabout half the wavelength of visible light, or a few hundred nanometers.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: In a Peer J study published on May 22, "Giant worms chez moi!" zoologist Jean-Lou Justine of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, entomologist colleagues, and Pierre Gros, outline a disco
You probably wouldn’t know if a scandal broke out at Taylor University, a Christian institution in rural Indiana. Based on reading the student newspaper online, the university appears successful in many measures – donor money for
A pair of panels from my short story Resolution in the Science Fiction anthology Twelve Tomorrows, out on Friday from MITPress! Preorder now, share, and tell everyone about it. See here for ordering, for example. -cvj Click to continue reading this p
This is a robot trapeze with CRICKIT. The accelerometer detects the best time to let the robot go. Learn, code, and video. Crickit – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit
The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall The fallout is worsening for James Cook University over the scandalous termination of Professor Peter Ridd, for the crime of making inconvenient public statements about the scientific work of others. Former Australian Prim
Poor sleep quality was linked with less physical activity in an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of individuals with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis.
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Thepetition of the day is: Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian 17-1498 Issues:(1) Whether a common-law claim for restoration seeking cleanup remedies that conflict with remedies the Environmental Protection Agency ordered is a jurisdictionally-barred
A new Presidential Studies Quarterly article analyzes the effects of the early Trump Presidency on public attitudes toward the Republican Party.
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The Supreme Court's decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis yesterday, holding that as matter of federal law arbitration agreements take precedent over class action lawsuits, saw many liberals comparing the decision to Lochner v. New York, an infamous 1905
You may see them in the women who won’t back down. You may see them in the colleagues who ask “pointed” questions. You may see them as the loud voices taking up all the space in the room. They are known throughout histor
Kentucky House Republican Leader Jonathan Shell lost to math teacher R. Travis Brenda from Berea in the Republican primary. Brenda opposed the legislature’s efforts to dismantle teachers’ pensions.Kentucky House Republican Leader
Via Georgia Tech News Center: New technology created by a team of Georgia Tech researchers could make controlling text or other mobile applications as simple as “1-2-3.” Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a
A unit of electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn said it will launch an initial public offering in China on Thursday aimed at raising $4.2 billion, in the biggest mainland debut for three years.
We’ve been talking a lot about machine learning lately. People are using it for speech generation and recognition, computer vision, and even classifying radio signals. If you’ve yet to climb the learning curve, you might be intere
In a recent Journal of Sleep Research study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased risk of early death in individuals under 65 years of age.
It’s not likely that sea level rise will drown you personally. The sea is creeping up on us slowly, and yet — all too soon — it has already flooded streets even on sunny days, seeped into groundwater making it &#8230
More than 1.7 million U.S. youth experience homelessness each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Homeless youth are at an increased risk of being stopped by police and arrested, yet it is unclear if this interaction is related to race
(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2018, C. Burke. It's just another problem to solve. Come back often for more funny math and geeky comics.
House Republicans plan to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss the PROSPER Act, the latest development involving the GOP plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has called the meeting, the first sign in months t
Dan Patrick sees the flurry of school shootings as a symptom of America’s moral rot, not a consequence of having 300 million guns around. Maybe if we prayed more, there would be fewer shootings. Tell that to the good folks at the First Bapt
A brief message for anyone who uses my PubMed retractions report. It’s no longer available at RPubs; instead, you will find it here at Github. Github pages hosting is great, once you figure out that docs/ corresponds to your web root :) Now