TED + Study

He is only a journalist, but still, there are a few good points in there (and some totally stupid ones): +  The downside to being bilingual: Bilinguals’ virtually doubled processing load could lead to general difficulty producing all word forms or to difficulty only in specific conditions. In Experiment 1, bilinguals and monolinguals completed diaries…

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Gettin’ Academic

With a TED substitute – The strange emerging world of nanoscience: + Go ahead and get completely hammered before your test in the morning. There won’t be any significant academic effects: In a first-of-its kind controlled experiment, researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Brown University have found that surprisingly, binge…

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My [Stolen] Thoughts on Government Healthcare

I am not going to post some big rant about healthcare, even though I think it is incredibly unconstitutional (though saying so means nothing any more, since smart politicians and lawyers – Republican & Democratic – have managed to fly 747s through tiny loopholes in the Constitution that allow little, if any, regulation). But of…

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What Is a Right?

I just added a new website to the “Politics” section of the links sidebar called The Tenth Amendment Center. As the Amendment that both Democrats (see any legislative action, probably ever) and Republicans (see Judge Bork’s explicit comment “the Tenth Amendment should be ignored” and subsequent legislation by Repubs) largely ignore (and abuse), I think…

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