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The public health threat from sugary drinks in India

India has announced a soda tax in efforts to reduce consumption, with the aim of curbing the rise in diseases such as obesity and diabetes, writes Soumyadeep Bhaumik in… 239 more words

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Knight Upon Savage Mountain

The Department of American Reading is ambivalent about the sale of any existent copies of Knight Upon Savage Mountain:  A Shadowsword Adventure by Leopold Keen. Although the interior text and paper quality are up to our typical high standards, there was an issue with the graphic designer responsible for the cover artwork. 537 more words


October 24, 2014

Constitutional Convention and the out-of-state-money bogeyman
The Providence Journal publishes J.H. Snider and Beverly Clay’s critique of campaign finance claims made in the current advocacy campaign over convening a constitutional convention in Rhode Island.   8 more words


Paper at SISAP'2014 on large-scale LSH for general metric data

We’ve got a paper — Large-Scale Distributed Locality-Sensitive Hashing for General Metric Data — accepted at the upcoming International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (SISAP’2014). 275 more words


Paper on a dataset of dropwindsonde observations in tropical cyclones released online by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

A long-term (1996–2012), high-quality, high vertical resolution (∼5–15 m) GPS dropsonde dataset is created from NOAA Hurricane flights and consists of 13,681 atmospheric profiles for 120 tropical cyclones. 14 more words


Translation of Dooyeweerd's book is out

My friend Dr. Leonardo Ramos and I translated a couple of political essays by the great Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977).

This collection of essays has just been published by… 107 more words


Playing & Learning Outdoors wins national award!

Well, it won!  The recently-new second edition of Playing and Learning Outdoors, as described in my earlier post when it was short-listed, has been selected as the winner of the… 672 more words