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The culture of permission in medicine

During the recent winter break, I went home and visited my yearly slew of doctors for check-ups: vision, dental, gynecology, etc. In the exam room, my new gynecologist instructed me to put my feet up in the stirrups. I had recently learned in a seminar at school that new guidelines on Pap smears suggest spacing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


Voter ID Laws Don't Work (But They Don't Hurt Anything, Either)

Voter ID laws are often proposed as an antidote to election fraud. There's just one problem, according to Vincent Pons. They don't work. [Author: by Sean Silverthorne]
Tags: College, Sean Silverthorne, Vincent Pons, by Sean Silverthorne


5 year old me

5 year old me in Gibraltar What would I say to my 5-year-old self? If was to travel back in time and meet myself as a child, just as I was about to enter school for the first time, what advice would I give?The whole world would be opening up for me, and I would have my entire future ahead. What advice would I give to that 5-year-old version of me?On reflection, school was an uncomfortable, frightening place where bigger, stronger people told me what I could and couldn't do. I was assign...
Tags: School, Learning, Education, Children, Bullying, Future, Success, Monkeys, Gibraltar, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Hear the First Musical Composition Created by a Computer: The Illiac Suite (1956)

Think “Generative Music” and what may come to mind is Brian Eno, pushing a button and letting music flow from his studio computer. But the idea is much older than that. The “Illiac Suite” from 1952 is named after the cash-register-looking ILLIAC computer on which it was composed, and is one of the first examples of bringing computer programming into the task of creating music within some well defined parameters. The resulting score was then played by humans. You can hear the first experi...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Virginia, New York City, Alan Turing, DuPont, John, Brian Eno, University Of Illinois, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Babbitt, KCRW, Hiller, Penderecki


23 Million Patrons of California’s Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times for Free Online

More and more, you can get access to valuable electronic resources through your friendly local library. In the past, we've mentioned how anyone with a New York Public Library card can get free access to thousands of ebooks, more than 30,000 movies (including many classics from the Criterion Collection), and even suits and briefcases for job interviews. Many public libraries also now give patrons access to Kanopy, the provider of high-quality documentaries, indie and classic films. Take for exam...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, California, College, New York Times, New York Public Library, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Hannah Arendt, David Beard, Margarethe von Trotta, Kanopy, New York Public Library Lets Patrons Download, Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times, Wi Fi Library


Amazon to fund computer science courses in over 1,000 US high schools

Amazon’s recent investments in NYC educational initiatives will continue, despite the company pulling its HQ2 plans for the area. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, Amazon announced it will bring computer science courses to more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The classes, which are funded through Amazon’s Future Engineer program, will reach tens of thousands of students nationwide. The Future Engineer program’s goal is to bring computer scienc...
Tags: Amazon, Students, Education, US, Tech, District Of Columbia, Classes, Bureau of Labor, Today Amazon, Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer Amazon, Edhesive, Computer Science and AP Computer Science


Amazon to fund computer science courses in over 1,000 U.S. high schools

Amazon’s recent investments in NYC educational initiatives will continue, despite the company pulling its HQ2 plans for the area. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, Amazon announced it will bring computer science courses to over 1,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The classes, which are funded through Amazon’s Future Engineer program, will reach tens of thousands of students nationwide. The Future Engineer program’s goal is to bring computer science cou...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Students, Education, District Of Columbia, Classes, Bureau of Labor, Today Amazon, Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer Amazon, Edhesive, Future Engineer, Computer Science and AP Computer Science


Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Harriet Ogilvie, a teacher at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William, Scotland. Harriet was one of the many teachers who recently joined us at BETT 2019 to share stories about using technology that engages students and transforms learning. Below, Harriet explains how she and other Lundavra teachers help students build communication skills and create online portfolios using G Suite for Education. At Lundavra Primary School, students and teachers encourage par...
Tags: Google, Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, Harriet, Bett, Fort William, Community Cafe, Kirsty, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Fort William Scotland, Lundavra Primary, Harriet Ogilvie, Lundavra Primary School


Renton School District construction bond falls short of required voter turnout

The district's operations levy, which was also on the February special election ballot, passed with 62 percent voter approval.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Renton School District


Has the Voynich Manuscript Finally Been Decoded?: Researchers Claim That the Mysterious Text Was Written in Phonetic Old Turkish

There are still several ancient languages modern scholars cannot decipher, like Minoan hieroglyphics (called Linear A) or Khipu, the intricate Incan system of writing in knots. These symbols contain within them the wisdom of civilizations, and there’s no telling what might be revealed should we learn to translate them. Maybe scholars will only find accounting logs and inventories, or maybe entirely new ways of perceiving reality. When it comes, however, to a singularly indecipherable tex...
Tags: Google, Books, College, History, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Johns Hopkins University, Ahmet, Pelling, Durham NC Follow, Medieval Academy of America, Voynich, Khipu, Latin Sino, Ardiç


The History of Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes: A Brisk Primer Narrated by Brian Cox

Ancient Greece never existed. Before you click away, fearing a truly brazen attempt at historical revisionism, let's put that statement in context. Ancient Greece "was no state with an established border or capital, but rather a multitude of distinct and completely independent cities." So says the video above, "Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes," which makes historical corrections — and often humorous ones — to that and a variety of other common misperceptions about perhaps the main civilizat...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Greece, College, History, Rome, Yale, Athens, Brian Cox, Parthenon, Seoul, Romans, Cox, Facebook Twitter, Sparta, Roman



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