Some thoughts on #tweetgate or They Shoot Tweets, Don’t They?

Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Damn you, you old media folks. Such a rucus across yesterday evening’s political wonk radio and telly coverage. Ho, you made me spill my glass of milk! Panels on last night’s Radio 1’s Late Debate and TV3’s Later with Ivan Yates attempted to pick apart the BAI’s decision to uphold Sean Gallagher’s […]

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2012

If you’re at a loose end this coming weekend, go along to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS this week. You’ll enjoy it. Yes, really. I’ve been to the show a couple of times over the years. There were projects on weather, studies on crops, sexuality and society, web applications, teeny […]

Pronoun usage and college admission

Interesting piece in the Scientific American on a study of pronoun usage in society: Across four years, we analyzed the admissions essays of 25,000 students and then tracked their grade point averages (GPAs). Higher GPAs were associated with admission essays that used high rates of nouns and low rates of verbs and pronouns. The effects were surprisingly strong and lasted […]

What’s Navan for Indiana Jones?

During the turn of the 20th century British Israelites carried out some excavations of the Hill of Tara in Ireland looking for the Ark of the Covenant – the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland campaigned successfully to have them stopped before they destroyed the hill. Snipped from Wiki. Search for March 9 entry on […]

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