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How Do Employers Check Education Background?

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: America

From work.chron.com

Employers check applicants’ education background to screen out applicants who have inflated their qualifications and to protect against fraud, such as diplomas purchased from and verified by illegitimate universities known as “diploma mills.

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Ignorance of philosophy, identity politics, and the cosmopolitan ideal » 3:AM Magazine

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Thought

From www.3ammagazine.com

Eugene Park, a former PhD student in philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington, recently wrote a piece purporting to explain his departure from academic philosophy in the Huffington Post (thanks to Sarah Stroud for the pointer.

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Ten Questions for the Philosophy of Cosmology

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Casual Reading

From www.preposterousuniverse.com

Last week I spent an enjoyable few days in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, for a conference on the Philosophy of Cosmology. The slides for all the talks are now online; videos aren’t up yet, but I understand they are forthcoming.

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Differences in acoustic features of vocalizations produced by killer whales cross-socialized with bottlenose dolphins

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Science

From scitation.aip.org

Limited previous evidence suggests that killer whales (Orcinus orca) are capable of vocal production learning. However, vocal contextual learning has not been studied, nor the factors promoting learning.

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The Thinker

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Art

From www.musee-rodin.fr

When conceived in 1880 in its original size (approx. 70 cm) as the crowning element of The Gates of Hell , seated on the tympanum, The Thinker was entitled The Poet. He represented Dante, author of the Divine Comedy which had inspired The Gates, leaning forward to observe the circles of Hell, while meditating on his work.

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Are blue flecks in toothpaste really decorative plastic? - DentistryIQ

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Health

From www.dentistryiq.com

When we pick up a tube of toothpaste, we know that we are holding up an object made from plastic. But when we begin to brush with that minty swirl, we probably are not aware that the same type of plastic that makes the tube is also inside the paste and now inside our mouths.

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How to stop hiccups. Is there any evidence at all? - Mind the Science Gap

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Health

From www.mindthesciencegap.org

If you spend enough time at my home, you will eventually hear a kid shriek, “Sugar!” and run into the kitchen to eat a spoonful of granulated sugar. This is not a sign of addiction. It just means that they have the hiccups and our favorite home remedy is to eat a spoonful of sugar to stop them.

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UAB - Facilities - Elevator Maintenance - Is it falling?

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Technology

From www.uab.edu

Modern cable type elevators use steel cables that have the cab connected to one end of the cable and a heaver counterweight assembly connected to the other. The cable elevator is called a "Traction" elevator because it is moved by traction of the cables wrapped over a motor drive pulley.

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Women in prison: the particular impact of prison conditions

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Society

From www.opendemocracy.net

All prisoners are deeply affected by the conditions of their detention, from the amount of light they get to the quality of the food and cleanliness of cells. Yet just as some conditions or deprivations can be more common among particular groups, others experience the same conditions in different ways.

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Cultural Icons’ Favorite Books – Flavorwire

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Literature

From flavorwire.com

Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody — even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there’s nothing better than a book recommendation from someone you already idolize, why not check out which ones they count as their favorites? Maybe you’ll wind up finding out that you have even more in common with Lady Gaga than you thought.

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