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BBC's Israel obsession includes the price of chocolate pudding

Why on earth the producers of the BBC World Service programme ‘Newshour’ thought that an item broadcast in its October 19th edition concerning one man’s protest about the cost of living in Tel Aviv should be of interest to listeners worldwide may at first seem to be a mystery. 501 more words


A Grand Slam is a Four Bagger With Three Men on Base

Daily Prompt Grand Slam The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory… 285 more words

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Prospective data on the use of MRI-guided vs. TRUS-guided biopsy

Two newly published papers in the November issue of the Journal of Urology address prospective studies of the use of differing forms of MRI-guided biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. 582 more words


HOWTO: Calibrate Your Kitchen Thermometer with Water

A thermometer should be checked when brand new, and rechecked every six months or so, after you drop or otherwise traumatize it, when you haven’t used it in a while, and whenever you just aren’t sure it’s telling you the truth.

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BBC Complaints: we strive to describe the 'nuanced nature' of Hamas

A reader recently shared with us a reply received from a representative at BBC Complaints which, beyond the issue of whether or not it is a satisfactory response to a complaint made by a licence-fee payer, provides some revealing insights into the prevailing accepted wisdom in the BBC Complaints department. 687 more words


Ebola? How Do You Know, WHO and CDC?

Source: New Eastern Outlook, by William Engdahl, 10/20/2014

There is something perversely strange about the entire hoopla around the so-called Ebola outbreaks. An African man is admitted to a Dallas hospital with symptoms, treated, released and re-admitted, the “first” case of Ebola in the USA. 518 more words


10/20/14 IED Lesson - Quiz and p/roject drawing a real object

Quiz on statistics, accuracy and precision (10/22/14 for A3, 10/23/14 for B4)

Continue with the project on drawing a real object