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Archives for May, 2010

Jay Rosen talks to World Bank, about “how the powerful cope with public scrutiny.” He talks for 30 minutes and the Q&A is another 30 minutes. Worth a watch.

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There is a fifth dimension beyond those known to man. It is a dimension vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between the pit of his fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area called the Twilight…

Diving Horses (video)

Related information: The Diving Horses of Atlantic City Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (movie) Dedicated to The Diving Horses Diving Horses (video) The diving Horse (video) Diving horse (Wikipedia) A girl and Five Brave Horses (book)

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Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. – Edward Everett Hale

Don’t Be a Sucker (video)

A 1947 movie made by the Department of War – as current today as it was then: You can download the video or watch it bigger here.

Lots of news around PLoS these days

First big piece of news is the new PLoS Hub for Biodiversity – see the details on the PLoS Blog. Second big piece of news is the New PLoS ONE Collection – Biodiversity of Saba Bank – the collection homepage, where all the articles are collected, is here and the overview article is here. There…

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The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all. – Edward de Bono

Continuing with the tradition from last two years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2010 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January. See all the interviews in this series here. You can check out previous years’ interviews as well: 2008 and 2009. Today,…

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Time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace. Usually, it loiters; but just when one has come to count on its slowness, it may suddenly break into a wild, irrational gallop. – Edith Wharton

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 28 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here are my own…