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Newsbytes: Big Science Is Broken

Also: Poll: Just 6 Percent Of Americans Say They Trust News Media

From the Lewpaper department:

Science is broken. That’s the thesis of a must-read article in… 1,152 more words


Norman Pilon reblogged this on Taking Sides.

when life gets messy

Have you ever purposely acted in a certain way just so others would notice you were sad?  Is there a moment in time when you knew something just didn’t feel right and wondered…Is this what depression feels like? 297 more words

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Chapter 6: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Media

by Ron Gantt and Steven Shorrock

Practitioner summary

Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) as a discipline and profession addresses issues of profound interest to society. But the discipline and its subject matter tends to be represented in a small number of narrow contexts in the news and entertainment media. 1,452 more words


Chapter 5: Human Factors and the Ethics of Explaining Failure

by Roel van Winsen and Sidney W.A. Dekker

Practitioner summary

The idea that human performance is systematically connected to the features of people’s tools and tasks effectively constitutes the birth of human factors. 1,111 more words



First, I want to apologize for the brutality of our era. We killed millions upon millions of our children, deluding ourselves into a belief that preborn human beings were disposable, that they could be killed on demand and without apology. 202 more words

When Cheese is a Legitimate Solution to a Problem: Reason’s Swiss Cheese Model and The DC Metro Shutdown

This past week, the nation’s capitol screeched to a grinding halt as the Metro system shut down for critical inspections of its tunnels. According to officials, cables that provide electricity between sections of the electrified third rail had started an electrical fire on Monday; this was the same kind of fire that led to a breakdown of a car last year in which a passenger died due to smoke inhalation. 883 more words

Organizational Psychology

It's Time to Forgive, It's Time to Say Sorry: Mistakes or Errors Whatever

People used to mistake the word “mistake” for “error” and so many people think both words are literally the same. But they are totally wrong!! 195 more words

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