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Archives for August, 2008

…or ‘B.Hussein Osama is a Muslim‘, or ‘Alaska is closest to Russia‘:

Today’s carnivals

Encephalon #53 is up on Ionian Enchantment Berry Go Round #8 is up on Not Exactly Rocket Science

What are teachers for?

Just as I posted this clip about the way kids use blogs and social networks, David Warlick posted this intriguing analysis of the way kids use online technologies. Dave posted an interesting graph that shows that kids assess that they acquire various skills equally in school and in off-school online environments. What? Yes, there used…

My picks from ScienceDaily

More Genes Are Controlled By Biological Clocks Than Previously Thought: The tick-tock of your biological clock may have just gotten a little louder. Researchers at the University of Georgia report that the number of genes under control of the biological clock in a much-studied model organism is dramatically higher than previously reported. The new study…


All this will not be finished in the first hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Connie Bensen has assembled all the relevant links and tags so you can follow Gustav and, if you are in the area, organize the response.

How kids use social networks

Wayne interviewed three local kids about the way they use social networks and blogs: School has just started and we had a chance to sit down with three bright kids, Toby, Dominique, and Samantha to talk about how they use social networks such as MySpace and Facebook. But not only social networks, we asked them…

People and other animals

In China, as seen though Kevin’s lens. Related.


Wilt thou, then, my soul, never be good and simple and one and naked, more manifest than the body which surrounds thee? Wilt thou never enjoy an affectionate and contented disposition? Wilt thou never be full and without a want of any kind, longing for nothing more, nor desiring anything, either animate or inanimate, for…

Comments competition

Less than 100 comments to go. The lucky 10,000th commenter gets a prize – a choice from the Clock Store or perhaps one of the anthologies….