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Our genetic information is encoded by the nucleotides thymine, cytosine, guanine, and adenosine, abbreviated as T, C, G, and A, respectively.Slate (Oct 17, 2013)
And rather than stating something as an abstract principle, he’d give it flesh and bones and heart by situating it in a story.
Up to 35 percent of food products contain meat glue, including tofu, milk, yogurt and even cereal according to industry accounts.Salon (Feb 14, 2014)
OMG The first recorded appearance of this breathless acronym for “Oh, my God!” comes, surprisingly, in a letter to Winston Churchill.
Obama is due to meet with the leaders of all four nations, and plans to address diplomatic, economic and security issues, the White House said.
Thousands of properties are without power, schools are closed and trains have been cancelled–how is the stormy weather affecting you?
In Rome, the Canadian postulants gave me a present–a book that altered my life utterly.BBC (Feb 14, 2014)
“The world is full of giants,” she begins, “they have always been here. We had to learn how to overcome them.”Time (Feb 14, 2014)
Actually, the word “recipe” points us toward a useful analogy: think of a quantum field theory as a culinary recipe.
Indeed, Pew’s own analysis of its data makes it clear that Facebook has a golden opportunity in those countries:Time (Feb 13, 2014)
The babies in the study wore vests equipped with devices that record and analyze the conversations and background noises near the baby over 16 hours.
Genius, which allows users to annotate music lyrics, has thousands of songs whose explanations are continually updated and improved by its community of members.Forbes (Aug 6, 2013)
“Just as they anticipate fashion trends, they now have to anticipate changes in consumer behavior.”
Its application also allows users to search for points of interest such as restaurants and cinemas.
On Tuesday, Qatari World Cup organizers produced a 50-page document outlining stricter measures that would apply to contractors involved in building work for the tournament.
So we have two approaches to eating and sex in zoos–both created by people who care deeply about the animals in their care.Time (Feb 13, 2014)
“Also unsure of whether #Unapologetic is appropriate for a child’s toy.”
For years, psychologists have known that human infants are born with an ” approximate number sense,” called ANS, or the ability to estimate amounts without counting.
I could argue that nerds, being more technical, also have more vision and relevance in a more technical world.Forbes (Feb 10, 2014)
An oft-quoted argument for investing in emerging markets is their superior economic growth.
The sophistication comes with choosing the right texts and arranging them in an effective sequence that motivates and encourages the patient without alienating him.Forbes (Feb 10, 2014)
He was deeply committed to the principle of free markets, and articulated four “Internet freedoms” reminiscent of Richard M. Stallman’s four software freedoms.Forbes (Jan 19, 2014)
Another aspect to consider is that people who file claims have an incentive to exaggerate their symptoms to receive more compensation for longer.
Sweating in green army fatigues, he praised the plan, noting its imported, prefabricated design that allowed walls to be assembled quickly, like puzzle pieces.
Mr. Chermayeff gives dogs their due, depicting one holding a city flag and asserting: “I have thousands of friends and all their owners vote.”
Other cars are covered with rubble, making it tough to assess the damage or estimate the cost of repairs, Doran said.
“As a visual icon the ukulele is instantly associated with Hawaii, which is why it’s used so frequently in advertising.”Seattle Times (Feb 12, 2014)
“I didn’t want to assume she was into me and then for it to go wrong. That would have been very, very embarrassing,” he says.Scientific American (Feb 14, 2014)
As most people know, even the most objective of these ranking lists are loaded with all kinds of hidden biases, assumptions and subjective decisions.Forbes (Feb 7, 2014)
They’ll continue to try to find new features that appeal to their audiences, which means more instances of tech deja vu in the future.Time (Feb 13, 2014)
“We wanted to make it look authentic, like your Lego play set was truly coming to life.”
The background: She and her husband purchased her stepson’s home at foreclosure so that he and his family wouldn’t become homeless.
Although these behavioural changes make the drugs useful, a growing body of evidence suggests that the benefits mainly stop there.
The Vatican announced Tuesday it would host a workshop early in the new year to brainstorm peaceful solutions to the ongoing civil war in Syria.
Hawking’s popular reputation was created through his best-selling book, A Brief History of Time, and the accompanying video program.Slate (Feb 13, 2014)
Unaided human reason is typically very bad at calculating relevant probabilities.
The photo generated captions such as: “I had fun once…it was awful.”
The Playstation 3 title is recognised in categories including action & adventure, artistic achievement, best game and game design.
They see the two-way street, the way in which mental-health struggles can be a partial cause as well as an effect of bullying.Slate (Feb 14, 2014)
And House of Cards would be a greater show if it had characters who were people more than game pieces.Time (Feb 12, 2014)
All geometric objects must remain true to their unique characteristics, and each step in the proof must follow the strict rules of logical deduction.
Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by red cheeks, chin, nose or forehead, often with small bumps that resemble pimples.Seattle Times (Jan 29, 2014)
Mr. Bateman said he was told to prepare “whiz bang” charts that detail everything from wind speeds to temperature trends.
He uses a timeline stretching all the way round the classroom, running from 1066 to the present day, to reinforce the notion of chronology.
And what’s more important: tweet-ability or the traditional citation from the scientific community?
But in fairness to Aesop, no one has ever cited his works as justification for irrational hatred and violence.Salon (Feb 11, 2014)
Mr. Ban added, “We cannot claim to care about mass atrocity crimes and then shrink from what it means to actually prevent them.”
Moreover, because these supernovae are used as cosmic measuring sticks, understanding them better may help clarify the shape of the Universe.Scientific American (Jan 23, 2014)
Metro Post employees, and those who deliver packages on Sunday for Amazon, are part of a new class of postal workers called City Carrier Assistants.
It may also give us clues to a second antimatter mystery: Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe?Slate (Feb 11, 2014)
The California Vehicle Code states: “No pedestrian shall start crossing in direction of a flashing or steady “DON’T WALK” or upraised hand symbol.”
Even science fiction, even fantasy has to follow the laws of human nature for the story to be coherent.Salon (Feb 9, 2014)
Thirty-six states and D.C. have agreed to field test new Common Core standardized exams.
Many compared the halfpipe to the one used for the 2010 Vancouver Games, which was similarly criticized in the days before the competition.
The list was compiled using tips from more than 170 music critics, DJs and bloggers.
“There is a big difference between our collections. We show only Dutch and Flemish paintings, so the Frick’s collection is a perfect complement.”
Children treated with stimulants would be able to complete a worksheet of simple maths problems faster and more accurately than usual, explains Nora Volkow.
How do you feel about the typing indicator—“David is typing”—that appears on your buddy’s screen while you’re composing a message in chat?Slate (Feb 12, 2014)
Some of the more somber black and white looks resembled composition notebooks–elementary, but chic.Time (Feb 13, 2014)
What we now call Obamacare was conceived at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and birthed in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney, then the governor.
Twitter is the standard for this concept: hard-coded limits force you to be more concise, more creative.Scientific American (Apr 17, 2013)
But even though the natural gas system is sloppier than the EPA estimates, it’s still cleaner than coal, the study concludes.Scientific American (Feb 13, 2014)
Yet it strikes a note of almost hilarious caution in its final paragraph: “One conclusion appears clear—extreme conclusions are to be avoided.”Salon (Feb 1, 2014)
“A family office is a concrete symbol that there is no one responsible for your affairs but you,” Mr. Carroll said.
The chemical composition of two genetically identical plants can vary based on growing conditions, soil content, parasites and many other factors.
But executives had been looking for an anthropologist to conduct research into how people used technology in their homes.
New figures due out this month are also expected to confirm that the winter of 2013-14 has been the wettest on record.
In medieval Europe, starvation was the de facto consequence of a siege.Slate (Feb 5, 2014)
You might also want to consider using a reputation-monitoring service like Persona.Time (Feb 15, 2014)
Washington’s Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres of prime farmland run by more than 300 slaves.Time (Feb 15, 2014)
No track has a consistent ice surface throughout, he said, because of ever-changing variables including the method of ice application and weather conditions.
And in some of our neighborhoods, the streets are consistently safe and opportunity consistently flows.
The number of states requiring that an economics course be taken in high school remains constant at 22.
Who is to say what percentage of a person’s DNA must come from another human to constitute biological parenthood?Forbes (Jan 26, 2014)
She also did what a coach at any level might do: consult the technical information on the United States Figure Skating Association website.
What has rocked even the jaded chess world this time are signed contracts posted online that each candidate contends proves dirty dealing by the other.
If the youngster knows the word “kitty,” and his brain recognizes it quickly enough, then he can figure out what “bench” means by the context.Seattle Times (Feb 14, 2014)
We are part of the continuum of life with all species.Salon (Jan 28, 2014)
Those findings support recent research contradicting the conventional wisdom that trees capture less carbon as they age.
Vehicles that were offered the stickers saw a 50% reduction in total accidents compared with a control group.
In rare cases the liver can literally save your life by converting a toxic molecule to a non-toxic one.
Of course, tense faces, in close-ups, are one of the chief ways that actors and filmmakers convey emotion, especially in thrillers.
Scrawled in cinnabar and black ink, the manuscripts, detailing the tantric rituals of Buddhist deities, were copies of 15th-century texts.
He lays the blame squarely on weather and bee management practices, which correlate more closely with bee survival rates than does the use of neonics.Forbes (Jan 5, 2014)
Unlike the cookie dough variety, this cookie’s flavor corresponds with its name: it really does taste like a Rice Krispies Treat.
With a credible claim to be the oldest living currency in the world, the pound has accompanied Britons through much of their march through history.
“Managers take credit when they do well with players and they should take the blame when they don’t.”BBC (Feb 14, 2014)
The judging is based on five criteria, including “element of surprise” and “closet appeal.”
In this critique of extremism, Ms. Almutawakel said that for little girls to be covered to this extent is not about religion but control.
But while sleep is crucial for sick and premature babies to grow and recover, it can be difficult in a bright, noisy hospital.
Mr. Levinson recommended that Medicare officials “establish a cumulative payment threshold” and closely examine claims filed by any doctor whose total exceeded that amount.
More broadly, the protests have reignited a debate about whether interventions by the international community are the solution in Bosnia–or part of the problem.
Within moments of meeting Watson, the detective deduces his new acquaintance’s war history, living situation and the state of his family relations.Salon (Feb 9, 2014)
And now this week, Nevada’s attorney general, a Democrat, and its Republican governor, announced that they too, could not defend the state’s gay-marriage ban anymore.Slate (Feb 14, 2014)
His writings helped define how diabetes was viewed for decades.
But advocates say cheerleading is a profession that demands specific skills and not everyone can land the job.Time (Feb 14, 2014)
Katz said the paper demonstrates that in a culture that eats very poorly, we need fortification to have adequate nutrient intake.
Biblical history 101 teaches that the texts themselves were often written centuries after the events they depict.
Euclid begins with 23 definitions, 5 axioms, and 5 postulates and derives all sorts of theorems from them.
Even though the employment picture has brightened since the depths of the Great Recession, few would describe it as sunny.
In August last year, Russia granted Mr Snowden asylum for one year, after he leaked details of US electronic surveillance programmes.
In one sequence, RoboCop takes on about 50 bad guys in the dark by detecting them with heat vision.Time (Feb 12, 2014)
Careful questioning will help you determine what people really want, which is often different from what they say they want.Time (Feb 14, 2014)
One day, we might develop games to treat depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A big breakthrough came in 1855 when Henry Bessemer devised a process for making steel on an industrial scale much more cheaply.Scientific American (Feb 8, 2014)
One user called “I Eat” wrote to her with the diction of a Muppet: “Would you like talk with cannibal?” he asked.Slate (Mar 8, 2013)
Surely there are many games involving candy that are sufficiently differentiated from Candy Crush so as to not be deemed infringing.Forbes (Jan 20, 2014)
“We understand the shape and the dimensions of the Russia we’re dealing with, and it makes it tougher to find that cooperation.”
Zimbardo had designed the experiment to study the power of social roles to diminish the sense of personal identity.Scientific American (Feb 14, 2014)
The military said at the time that any announcement would “be done via clear and direct statements that cannot be doubted or misinterpreted”.
It turns out there is a whole discipline of studying sports fanaticism, and it spills over into elements of psychology, sociology and physiology.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2014)
Dell Curry, who spent most of his 16-year career with the Charlotte Hornets, said he wanted his sons to discover the game for themselves.
People rarely discriminate between accidental and deliberate killings.
Saudis are among the world’s biggest users of social media, using it to discuss political, religious and social issues that were once seen as taboo.
American modern dance, in its early years, wanted to be taken seriously, to distinguish itself from supposedly more frivolous traditions.
Top CS students can also do great things by gaining domain knowledge, such as finance.Forbes (Jan 8, 2014)
He wrote his first draft of the script, based on a short story by the Danish-born writer Isak Dinesen, in 1973.
She has watched the Alpine ski races on television, drawing conclusions about performance and pressure.
Wikipedia relies on a diligent army of roughly 75,000 volunteers each month who edit the articles for a staggeringly large readership.
Scientists analysed health improvements from riding the bikes with the potentially harmful effects of physical injury and inhaling traffic fumes.
The South West is preparing itself for another battering by the elements with strong winds and rain forecast for Friday night and into the weekend.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized the importance of showcasing Russia flawlessly to the world during the Olympics.
Their parents work diligently to help them succeed: cajoling and pleading and threatening and occasionally employing more intrusive techniques copied from mob debt collectors.Slate (Feb 14, 2014)
Allen said Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violated the right to due process and equal protection of the law under the U.S. Constitution.
To me, Flappy Bird is the game equivalent of eating hot chiles—the pain makes you sweat and captures your attention.Forbes (Feb 11, 2014)
The words came organically to Julia Ernst as she hunkered down to write the essay that would accompany most of her college applications.
Besides old age, the sewers, which are essential to the health of the city, are under assault from a nemesis above ground: grease.
Would-be saints need a miracle to establish that they are with God.BBC (Feb 14, 2014)
More than 200,000 people are believed to be held in North Korean prison camps, according to independent estimates.
In 2009, a Supreme Court decision upheld the validity of multiple-choice testing for evaluating firefighters for promotion, prompting a heated nationwide discussion.
The event marked the collaboration of the denim brand and Bionic Yarn, which makes clothing materials from recycled plastic bottles.
The evidence keeps mounting that mammograms and other tests for cancer—which contribute to the sky-high costs of U.S. health care—do not save lives.
Second, because other people are lying, people think there is a good chance you are exaggerating even if you are entirely honest.
In the past fifteen years we have seen an ever-growing stream of psychological and popular science books examining happiness and how people can increase it.Salon (Feb 16, 2014)
The more outlandish the ideas, the better: the company offers parachuting with fireworks and ninjas as examples that might impress.
The phrase people most often associate with Dr. King– excerpted from his landmark 1963 speech—is “I have a dream.”Forbes (Jan 20, 2014)
If people think that the definition of masculinity somehow excludes the idea that you could be gay, then really they need to reexamine that definition.Salon (Feb 11, 2014)
He announced it during a team-building exercise in which coaches asked players to mention something about themselves that no one else knew.BBC (Feb 11, 2014)
Birds, in particular, exhibit many remarkable skills once thought to be restricted to humans: Magpies recognize their reflection in a mirror.Scientific American (Feb 10, 2014)
He’s clearly well-informed on the subject of climate science, and he has done quite a lot to popularize and explain the research.Salon (Feb 14, 2014)
Her book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Animal and Human Health, explores how our physical and emotional health overlaps with that of non-human animals.Time (Feb 13, 2014)
The explanatory and expository sections between scenes—while packed with insight—are often stiff and windy, with lots of academic catchphrases.
They also came to “a good agreement” with David Mitchell to use the short extract from his book.
Actual fact: There is no bigger turnoff than an alien bursting out of someone’s stomach.Time (Feb 14, 2014)
After that, American officials, athletes and coaches began to examine other factors, like training regimes, altitude training and mental preparation as causes for the underperformance.
Whether it’s air gestures, tilt scrolling, or companion watches that let you take secret, creepy photos, Samsung is the indisputable King of Features.Time (Feb 15, 2014)
The flag also has figurative powers; its fluttering is like a wave to the wayward golfer that beseeches, “This way, over here.”
Her date of birth allowed Lipnitskaya to become the youngest figure skater in 78 years to win Olympic gold for Russia.
Her talent, her focus and her youthful exuberance spurred Russia to win the inaugural Olympic team title in Sochi.
But he said that fraudsters gather a lot of personal information “from Google, social networking sites, from email footers, all sorts of places”.
“It’s a young dynamic firm. We have lots of opportunities to grow,” signaling that Mr. Canellos’s arrival could foreshadow other changes.
Depicting the human form in this way expressed Leonardo’s belief that humankind represented a microcosm of the universe.Slate (Feb 17, 2014)
“Shallow News in Depth” follows a similar format of celebrity interviews, commentary on news and humorous dispatches by reporters on the streets of Bangkok.
They accused Ms. Park of “resurrecting the dictatorship” of her father, former President Park Chung-hee.
In November, in an effort to make the process both more transparent and more rigorous, the I.R.S. announced that it would begin formulating new rules.
Another technique he favored was to include fragments from other texts in his poems, even other poets’ work, a device he called approximation.
As a lawyer, Justice Ginsburg framed and argued cases that established an entirely new body of constitutional law, one requiring the equal treatment of women.
Reduced precipitation means forests that once burned every 100 to 150 years are now burning much more frequently.
But beyond general nutrition, there have been few studies of the content of human breast milk and how it might vary.Seattle Times (Feb 14, 2014)
So perhaps it’s unsurprising that other than romance, comedy is probably the least developed genre in video games.
What Transparent Chennai found was that politicians reacted much better to maps than they did to reams of impenetrable data presented as charts or graphs.Forbes (Jan 28, 2014)
In March 2006, cigarette packaging with graphic health warnings including photos of cancer-riddled lungs and gangrenous limbs was introduced in Australia.
Under “Values” it steers students to the Traditional Values Coalition, whose website includes a header that says, “Say NO to Obama. Stop Sharia in America.”Slate (Jan 16, 2014)
One section in the book has the heading, “Why I Do Not Believe In Evolution.”Salon (Jan 24, 2014)
Several announcements by Mr. Cuomo were also highlighted, including one with footage of the governor showing off a new fishing-themed license plate.
Jackie Mason, in an email, hypothesized that the complicated relationship between Jews and mayonnaise was probably a consequence of Jews feeling “guilty over betraying mustard.”Slate (Dec 27, 2013)
“We’ll work together to identify customers and hopefully convince them this is the right platform for their needs.”
Instead, the receipts were handwritten on small slips of paper, illustrating the arbitrary nature of the party’s punishment system.
In the final, mocking Allegro, the violinist imitates a kind of teenage cackle through crisp fast notes embellished with grace notes.
In a consumer-oriented economy, where the idea is for people to consume, changing the paradigm to sharing would seem to imply a lot less consumption. Forbes (Feb 6, 2014)
During the meeting, Mr. Kerry sometimes seemed inclined to see a glass half full, while the bloggers were worried that it was emptying.
Her research includes studying various strains of itchy mice that are models for human ailments.
Stanford’s football team has incorporated yoga into its training program.
Deviations from the predicted shape of the halo would indicate that Einstein’s theory of gravity needs revision.
Officially this method is called indirect potable use, but it’s really water recycling.
For instance, since infants look longer at events that surprise them, developmental psychologists can use gaze time to infer the predictions of preverbal children.Scientific American (Jan 28, 2014)
They want to purge Thailand of the influence of her divisive brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who they claim continues to run the country by proxy.Time (Feb 18, 2014)
The results lay the groundwork for future microscopic models and inform the experimental search for such materials.Science Magazine (Feb 6, 2014)
So from time to time it’s good to take the focus off yourself and inquire into those around you a little more deeply.Forbes (Dec 30, 2013)
The instructor gave some very basic instructions for what sounded like some very advanced moves.Salon (Feb 7, 2014)
“That’s why they’re integrating maps with search. When you search for Peking duck, you’re seeing nearby restaurants in your results.”
Whatever the intent, the sample never meshes with its soundtrack, and never inspires thought deeper than “radio evangelists were probably mistaken about rock ‘n’ roll.”
Satisfied with this initial success rate, the researchers then expanded their efforts with the intention of producing a few fully developed baby monkeys.
The law of combinations applies when there are many interacting people or objects.Scientific American (Feb 14, 2014)
Instead of intermittent reports, people would be able to record a steady stream of data and get warnings when they need them most.
Interpreting the Bible is a little like studying Leonardo DaVinci’s painting of the Last Supper, he says.
The Girl Scouts recently introduced a gluten-free chocolate chip shortbread cookie to their annually anticipated line of sweet treats.
“Voting in elections is considered sacrosanct by a large majority of Indians,” Mukulika Banerjee writes in the introduction to her new book, “Why India Votes.”
Invariably, around February of each year, coinciding with Black History Month, you’ll hear people asking, “Why isn’t there a white history month?”
The Silkworm will follow the private investigator Cormoran Strike, who Rowling introduced in Cuckoo, as he investigates the murder of a novelist.Time (Feb 17, 2014)
The studies involved only a small group of tagged whales and noise levels were less intense than what’s used by the Navy.
Irony is in plentiful supply in Thailand today: A billionaire tycoon is praised as the champion of the poor.
Most of the time you see a doctor, you would have gotten better anyway and his actions or advice are irrelevant.
“We are imprisoning, we are isolating, but we are not rehabilitating the way we should.”
With emphasis in italics and bold face, he added: “We need you to focus on our primary mission of defending our nation and our allies.”
Because judges are all entrenched in their sports’ insular communities, they develop relationships with the athletes and coaches they must later judge.
Being as lean as possible and maintaining a healthy weight are key components of cancer prevention.
“Corn is a big problem. It is really really difficult to produce seed corn that would meet the current non-GMO verified label.”
Boys are also more than two-thirds more likely than girls to be born prematurely–before the 37th week of pregnancy.Scientific American (Feb 18, 2014)
Lab websites also often list research projects, publications, data sets, software, job openings, collaborators and contact information.Nature (Feb 12, 2014)
Either way it is going to be mind-blowing, quite possibly in a literal sense.
In a conversation, O’Reilly author Matthew Gast suggested that you could extend the concept to develop a collar that would help to locate missing pets.Forbes (Feb 7, 2014)
For many students, nine hours of sleep is so far beyond their reality that their only logical response is laughter.
The main reason banknotes get dirty is that they pick up an oily substance called sebum from human skin.
In a Portuguese songbook, written around 1600, images along the margins look like Australian aboriginals and possibly a kangaroo.
The al-Qaeda-inspired militant organisation, whose name means “Champions of Jerusalem”, has increasingly turned its attacks against the Egyptian police and army.
The pacifier device she and her colleagues used measures the pressure and rhythm of sucking.
After a while, it becomes clear that the tightrope is also a metaphor, standing for the existential risk inherent in every serious instance of playing.
The children or their parents answered questions about what they ate or drank the previous day, a common method researchers use to assess Americans’ diets.Seattle Times (Feb 10, 2014)
A working computer model of living cells, even if it were somewhat sketchy and not quite accurate, would be a fantastically useful tool.
British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable’s biggest threat–blight.
Only in the past decade have scientists had the technology to closely monitor the behavior of whales and dolphins.
One never knows which “failure” will be the tipping point for an adolescent toward more effort, self-reflection, assuming responsibility, in a word, discovering inner motivation.Slate (Feb 14, 2014)
There are fiery chases and hectic brawls, and a crowd of famous voices simultaneously enacting and lampooning the standard cartoon-quest narrative of heroic self-discovery.
Using the “stream of consciousness” technique, her book begins with its narrator speaking from inside her mother’s womb.
He recalled a proverb he had to translate from Latin as a schoolchild: “He plants the seeds of trees he’ll never see bearing fruit.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added Tamiflu OS to the list of resolved drug shortages on its website with the notation “no supply issues anticipated.”
Then, suddenly, trouble looms when Philip starts receiving notes in his dead wife’s handwriting.
In most cases, artifacts found at construction sites are destroyed by equipment before anyone even notices them, Horner said.
A prime objective of the Affordable Care Act is to bring down America’s health-care costs, which are the highest per person in the world.Seattle Times (Feb 1, 2014)
The study was conducted in Thailand, and the researchers observed the behavior of 26 elephants in captivity over the course of a year.
She will testify that former Superintendent Beverly Hall ordered the destruction of investigative documents that concluded the cheating likely occurred, according to prosecutors.
Sharing views about pop culture is also common, with a median of 73% saying they use social networks to post opinions on music and movies.Time (Feb 13, 2014)
Many environmentalists believe that fracking can damage water supplies, and oppose the extraction of new fossil fuel resources.
The course is largely taught through online videos, but enrolled students are also given quizzes, optional food-preparation assignments and opportunities to collaborate with classmates.
Seven models make both lists of the top 10 selling cars nationally and in California, though the order of the vehicles is scrambled.
School’s strict structure—its clear schedules, clean tiles, bells and clocks—allowed me to feel organized, cared for and seen.
Since the origin of life on earth 3.8 billion years ago, our planet has experienced five mass extinction events.
In his speech, Mr Obama outlined his priority topics for the year, including healthcare, minimum wage and the pullout from Afghanistan.
Man is the culprit, and the pace of species die-off is accelerating at a rate unprecented in the history of life on earth.Seattle Times (Feb 14, 2014)
He paraphrased a quotation attributed to Albert Einstein: “If an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”
Scientists have also noted what are called “mirror neurons” in our brains, activated not just by participation in sports, but by watching others participate.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2014)
Since then, he says, he has filed some 10 lawsuits involving “objectionable passages” from various textbooks.
Florida Atlantic won the contract to produce the water resistance measurements after doing similar work predicting drift patterns of floating items in oceans.
Both the human hand and foot represent a triumph of complex engineering, exquisitely designed to perform a range of tasks.
The Cubs hired Renteria because of a cheerful perspective that helps him communicate with young players—especially a strong Latin American contingent.
Health workers and officials have tried for years to persuade conservative Muslims to accept vaccination.
That would place liability for hacks squarely on the sellers’ shoulders.
Brush up on the definition of plagiarism and the reason we give others credit for their work.
To help people understand the importance of savings, many organizations are planning events for America Saves Week, Monday through March 1.
Thor—and the mechanics that drive his flight—is surprisingly plausible; so is the way a dragon from The Hobbit could breathe fire.
But minor characters just sort of die off, while major character deaths usually serve an important purpose in the plot.Time (Feb 16, 2014)
But their findings suggest at least two points for further thought.
point of view
“We have different points of view but we learned the art of compromise and that comes out of mutual respect.”
The book is a fast read and it does a very good job portraying the colorful personalities and exciting discoveries unearthed by general relativity.
U.S. officials say, however, it is possible a U.N. resolution to help relieve the humanitarian crisis in Syria could get through the U.N.
He said that strong trade ties did not in themselves preclude the outbreak of war.
The company is also exploring medical devices and sensors that can help predict heart attacks by studying sound blood makes as it flows through arteries.
In traditional Afghan society religious scholars have a lot of influence–they usually use the prefix of Mullah, Maulawi or Maulana before their names.
For serious felonies, defenders spent an average of only nine hours preparing their cases, compared with the 47 hours they needed, the study found.
Though we never see her there, I presume she takes classes and participates in extracurriculars and goes to college parties.Time (Feb 17, 2014)
Instead of trying to surprise viewers, many sponsors are filling social-media platforms with previews, teasers and coming attractions in hopes of stimulating additional interest.
“Teenagers are motivated to make a difference in their community but the approach they take is radically different to previous generations,” said Mr Birdwell.
But the show’s primary model is the granddaddy of weepy teenage melodramas, “Romeo and Juliet.”
That said, most “open houses” were not particularly open, requiring advance registration several months prior, and spots filled up immediately.
Whatever you guess you think you will need in time and money, add 50-100% more and you are probably hitting the target.Forbes (Feb 19, 2014)
Designed to keep hunger strikers alive, the procedure involves feeding them liquid meals via tubes inserted into their noses and down into their stomachs.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman knows what’s ahead and is processing it all with a combination of calm and perspective.
The manipulation produced 15 normally developing embryos—of which all but one showed evidence of the desired genetic changes.
Job seekers fill out profiles with years of experience, languages spoken and salary requirements.
The project, which is named after the Greek mythological character Pheme–famed for spreading rumours–will run for three years.
The delay may prompt many healthy people to put off signing up for coverage.
Projects that require paying close attention to detail, like proofreading a paper or doing your taxes, Dr. Mehta said, are performed better in quiet environments.
Physicists recognized that the same stew of quantum processes that determine the properties of electrons and other particles would grant energy to empty space.Slate (Feb 18, 2014)
One proposed establishing an ostrich farm, and another suggested converting trash into accessories and furniture.
A drunken row over the merits of literary forms in Russia ended in a poetry-lover stabbing a champion of prose to death, investigators say.
Nuclear experts say the new results should help give the giant laser more time to prove its ultimate worth and gain more taxpayer support.
Iran rejects Western allegations that it is seeking a nuclear weapons capability and says it is enriching uranium only for electricity generation and medical purposes.
“Pigs treat us as equals,” was part of a quotation attributed to Winston S. Churchill that inspired Ellen Balfour from Long Island.
He argued points of constitutional law, quoted Shakespeare, advocated for bipartisan compromise and even quieted hecklers.Time (Feb 17, 2014)
And moving routinely ranks high on the list of life’s most unpleasant experiences.Time (Feb 19, 2014)
“River dolphins are among the rarest and most endangered of all vertebrates, so discovering a new species is something that is very rare and exciting.”
North Korea’s leaders are often thought of as ruthless, secretive autocrats but rarely as popular children’s authors.
Research also suggests it may slow down reaction times, with the intention of making us more vulnerable to large predators.
“I remember my first camp I had a rollaway locker right in front of the shower, and I was terrified,” Russell recalled.
But scientists say the bright moon will interfere and reduce the number of visible meteors by half.
But she referred to notes and appeared uncomfortable at times in addressing pointed questions on regulation.
In part, the decrease in cases reflects reforms in Florida’s juvenile system, which is sending fewer children to court.
He said the equipment would be the most advanced on any rotorcraft used by the regular Army, although some special forces had similar equipment.
The mechanical problems appeared to be related to the solar-powered probe’s process for shutting down for the lunar night, which lasts more than two weeks.
Depression affects around 350 million people worldwide and at its worst can blight patients’ lives for decades, affecting their relationships, work and ability to function.
Studys show that one of the greatest obstacles to bringing holdout homes online is convincing them the Internet is relevant to their daily lives.Slate (Jan 28, 2014)
She read out the theme of the year’s graduation, a rephrasing of a Thoreau quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
But reports have emerged of them being found nestled in pizza menus and other junk mail.
Representing luck, unity, power and prosperity, these mythological birds have, for the most part, been benevolent, gentle creatures.
However, because the study only looked at elephants in captivity, the findings might not be representative of all elephants, Bekoff said.
It has requested an additional $4 million, among other increases, to cover about 4,000 cases annually in which juvenile offenders receive no representation.
It is messy work that requires bronze brushes, cork with sandpaper, scrapers, waxing irons and surgical masks.
The requisite servants for a 1920s country-estate story—including a discreet butler and a cheeky footman—also pop up.Seattle Times (Dec 12, 2013)
Rehearse for the interview with a friend or colleague, and practise different ways to respond to those questions.Nature (Feb 19, 2014)
But in late June, Pennsylvania public health officials announced that acetyl fentanyl was responsible for 50 overdose deaths there, as well as five non-fatal overdoses.Forbes (Feb 19, 2014)
China’s foreign ministry restated its frequent calls for Japan to adopt a “responsible” view of its wartime history.
Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese have been recalled as the result of the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall of meat products.Slate (Feb 19, 2014)
But his reputation suffered when it was revealed the tradesman was not, in fact, a licensed plumber.
If school administrators have a question about whether the material is appropriate, they are supposed to ask the district office to review it.
” Revising history textbooks is a never-ending story. But that does not mean we should not start.”
As a nation, we argue for and against gun reform, yet we rarely discuss the root of the violence.Salon (Feb 17, 2014)
Penalties for breaking the rules included fines, suspension, or being shut down.
Astronomers have built quite a few observatories dedicated to patiently scanning the heavens looking for blips of light.Slate (Feb 13, 2014)
Despite the tight security, the most common reason officials cancel test scores isn’t transmission devices hidden in rain boots—it’s sneaky glances at cell phones.
In a popular impersonation by Italy’s best-known comedian, Renzi captivates his audience with a mesmerizing sequence of catchy but totally meaningless phrases.
The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, has been plagued by a series of mishaps including radioactive water leaks and power outages.
The two conversations involve almost entirely different sets of hashtags, links and “hub” accounts.Forbes (Feb 20, 2014)
Whether tucked in an urban setting or deep within a national forest, these trails can power up your fitness routine in a number of ways.Southern Living (Feb 18, 2014)
Other studies show that when people don’t have to worry about health insurance, they are up to 25 percent more likely to change jobs.
Qualcomm has created a logo for both chargers and phones to signal to the consumer that both devices support the standard.Forbes (Feb 19, 2014)
Antiques, after all, offer the intangible pleasures of beauty and historical significance rather than the guaranteed profit margins that please bean counters.
In that extraordinary simile, “her neck quaked like curd”, Lizzie herself has become edible, a kind of junket.
Stone said he only has skimmed the book, though he said his wife, Livia, praised it as “surprisingly riveting” after reading all of it.Seattle Times (Jan 8, 2014)
Americans love to solve the “Big Problems”, he argues, such as cutting-edge innovation and overcoming the challenges of abject poverty.
A Wikipedia article was repeatedly created and repeatedly deleted for lack of reliable sources.Scientific American (Feb 20, 2014)
The math and music prodigies scored higher than the art prodigies on tests of general cultural knowledge, vocabulary, quantitative reasoning, and visual spatial ability.
Harper always talks about improving all parts of his game but seldom mentions a specific area that needs it.
He speculates that the scientists were investigating the possible use of malaria–transmitted via mosquitoes–as a biological weapon.
The facility is part of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s tough stance against asylum seekers but it has come under fire over human rights concerns.
In most states, academic standards are created by educators and approved by a state board of education or education agency.
“Now it will be possible to have near real-time updates of the state of the world’s forests, open to anyone to use.”
“Protesters broke the truce,” the President said in a statement posted on his website.
Keep praising middle-school kids who are struggling and their grades might never recover, he writes, because they never learn strategies to deal with failure.Slate (Feb 14, 2014)
Galaxies harass one another gravitationally in high-speed fly-bys and head-on collisions, each distorting the other’s structure into unrecognizable shapes.Slate (Feb 20, 2014)
Astronomers are studying how spiral galaxies could run out of gas, literally and figuratively, and turn into ellipticals.Slate (Feb 20, 2014)
An eclectic mix of musical styles have been promised across the five nights, from country legend Willie Nelson to rapper Pitbull.
Books, fiction and nonfiction, have also similarly been subject to stringent censorship processes before release in the Chinese market.
Because the changes are subjective and difficult to measure, medical professionals often do not ask patients about changes in their sense of smell.Scientific American (Feb 13, 2014)
As president, Washington earned well more than subsequent presidents: his salary was 2% of the total U.S. budget in 1789.Time (Feb 15, 2014)
On their return, they were met by a jeering crowd who threw litter and rotten eggs as a substitute for confetti.
One bulletin for Adams County included a succinct warning: “Stay away or be swept away.”New York Times (Sep 12, 2013)
We suggested so many alternate titles and they insisted on using the word “settle.”Salon (Feb 19, 2014)
Yet what is total output but the sum of all individuals’ work?
I recently wrote about a fun blog called LolMyThesis, in which self-deprecating students summarize their research findings in a single sentence.Slate (Jan 23, 2014)
North Korean migrants and defectors returned by China regularly faced torture, detention, summary execution and forced abortion, said the report.Reuters (Feb 17, 2014)
Supporting this notion, several studies and systematic reviews have shown that giving kids with these disorders omega-3 supplements does not improve their symptoms.Slate (Feb 19, 2014)
The rover was designed to roam the lunar surface for three months while surveying for natural resources and sending back data.
The Lamb on the light side of power, and the Lion on the dark side best symbolize the power extremes.Forbes (Feb 4, 2014)
Remember that delicious and healthy is by far not an oxymoron; the words can be more like synonyms.
Digital animators did motion studies, copying the movement of these animals frame by frame until they could synthesize a convincing idea of dinosaur movement.Nature (Dec 11, 2013)
In addition, if the numbers in the table were correct, it looks like that Obamacare was a negative sum game.
They also heard about the latest techniques for the chemical analysis of paint, which permit the analyst to nail down when a work was painted.
Perhaps as a response to the times we live in, people throughout the developed world are looking for what is commonly termed “authenticity”.Forbes (Feb 19, 2014)
Too often we order unnecessary tests, to bolster revenue or to protect against lawsuits.
The poem seemed to hit a theme that Ms. McCray speaks of frequently: giving voice to the voiceless.
The problem with the thesis is that in setting out their claim, the authors ignore the more obvious explanation for differences in group success: history.Slate (Feb 12, 2014)
The several Hemingway passports, besides providing a photographic timeline of him as his hair and mustache go white, attest to his restlessness and wanderlust.
“I appreciated the optimistic tone of the speech,” Rubio, a potential 2016 Republican presidential contender, told reporters at a Wall Street Journal breakfast on Wednesday.
Iran has also rejected discussing other related topics like its missile program.
The family line for the teenage flick “Vampire Academy” may trace back to “Dracula,” but the recycling policy is strictly from “Frankenstein.”
In its spot, a more jocular narrator explains that one of the pencil’s most awe-inspiring traits is that it is extremely pointy.
The area was colonised in the 1800s and ruled by Britain as Northern Rhodesia until 1964, when it made a peaceful transition to independence.
MIT’s seal includes the Latin words–mens et manus–which translates as Mind and Hand.
Her Soyajoy Premium Total Tofu Kit produces single tofu blocks, slightly larger than what you’d typically find in the market.
“Given that everyone has unique DNA, it is scientifically certain that no two people will be identical in terms of capabilities,” he wrote.Salon (Feb 20, 2014)
Current TV display technology utilizes only 30% of human color perception capability, implying that smaller displays utilize even less.Forbes (Feb 10, 2014)
This seems obvious because many cultures have traditionally institutionalized the siesta or mid-afternoon nap, but it seems to be scientifically valid.Forbes (Feb 2, 2014)
Though the mountains may look like one massive granite blob, sharp boundaries mark chemical variations within the range.Scientific American (Feb 11, 2014)
After all, it is an enormous and varied place with the genetic, linguistic, culinary and sartorial diversity which are usually found in a continent.
The agency said public reports of dead aquatic turtles at two state parks in Virginia had not yet been verified by federal biologists.Salon (Feb 19, 2014)
Similarly, the Economist takes the viewpoint that although “innovation kills some jobs, it creates new and better ones.”Slate (Jan 29, 2014)
When she found her literary voice as an expatriate in Paris, she created a writing life that consciously excluded the ties of marriage and children.