2_Darwin%20tree-11130.html from suntimes.com When I began as a film critic, Jean-Luc Godard was widely thought to have reinvented the cinema with "Breathless" (1960). Now he is almost 80 and has made what is said to be his last film, and he's still at the job, reinventing. If only he had stopped while he was ahead. That would have been sometime in the 1970s. Maybe the 1980s.
My Resignation My Resignation I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again. EdWeek >>Studies Probe 'Ecology' of Bullying Published Online: May 18, 2010 Published in Print: May 19, 2010, as Studies Probe 'Ecology' of Bullying In the mid-1990s, a pair of Canadian researchers videotaping children on playgrounds made a simple observation that helped shift experts’ views about bullying: When children bullied other children, they rarely did it alone. “People began to realize that bullying wasn’t just a problem between two kids,” said Susan M. Swearer, an associate professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Ikea Science Fiction by Susana Polo | 11:53 am, May 9th, 2011 I could make some joke here about how Ikea directions always make me feel like I’m expected to build something that’s bigger on the inside, but I actually have never had that much trouble following Ikea directions THERE I SAID IT. Seriously, if you’ve ever put together some Lego sets, you already have all the experience you need.
Is College Really Worth It? Is going to college really worth it? Probably so, but it's not that clear cut, and economics have been arguing the point for 30 years. Most studies tend to show that college-educated people end up making far more money in the course of their lifetimes. (The niggle: Usually, it's not worth paying for a private university.) Six Funny Life Lessons Six Funny Life Lessons This was posted back in April, 2007. Shortly after, people liked it so much it got to the Digg front page. Until this day, many many people come and read these lessons everyday. Enjoy! Lesson 1: Naked Wife CAIR >>NY Calls for Probe of Bullying Resulting in Expulsion Hearing for Muslim Students Muslim civil rights group asks police to investigate possible bias motive for vandalism to Muslim family’s home (NEW YORK, NY, 3/16/2016) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called for an outside investigation of the alleged bullying that resulted in two Muslim brothers at Williamsville East High School in Williamsville, N.Y., facing an expulsion hearing. Family members say the Muslim are being punished after they were forced to defend themselves from anti-Muslim bullies. The students report that the bullying has been occurring for years.
Maps ETC Homepage Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing. Use the GIF or JPEG maps for classroom presentations and student websites. Use the PDF maps for displays, bulletin boards, and printed school reports.
China vs United States As we discussed in yesterday’s post, whether the United States and China like it or not, the economic futures of both countries are intertwined. Everyone knows that China’s got more people and that its importance as an economic superpower has escalated in recent years. What you might not understand is how the differences between our countries, in economic philosophy, in population, in geography and in how the military is built and paid for ultimately play into the entire economic relationship. For many China remains something of a mystery. In order to help compare and contrast the economic differences, we have simplified the data from the CIA World Factbook. We've always done it that way. Does the statement, “We’ve always done it that way” ring any bells? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches, which is an odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates built the US Railroads. The English built them like that because the first rail lines were made by the same people who created the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used. But then why did “they” use that gauge then?