Monthly Archives: March 2011

Documentary: The Love of Money

The first film in the BBC series, THE LOVE OF MONEY, examines what happened in September 2008 when the collapse of Lehman Brothers plunged the world into financial crisis. The Love of Money, pt. 1 – The Bank that Bust … Continue reading

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Listen to the Riemann Zeta Function

Here’s something cool I found on the web: The Riemann zeta function, for values of its argument located on the critical line (z = 1/2 + i*t for real t), looks so much like a sound wave … Listen Read … Continue reading

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Math, Physics and Chemistry Songs

Share your favorite songs about maths, physics and chemistry.

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When “Open your textbook” Becomes “Open your laptop.”

Related Topic: Obama says too much testing makes education boring President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education … Continue reading

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Remembering Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Today marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history and a seminal moment for American labor. On March 25th, 1911, nearly 150 garment workers, mostly young immigrant … Continue reading

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World Water Day

March 22, 2011 Access to clean water and basic sanitation is fundamental to human health and sustainable development. Without reliable sources of water, people struggle to survive and grow the food they need to feed their families. On this World … Continue reading

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Reich : “Supercapitalism”

Read also my previous blog: The Story of Stuff For years, we’ve assumed that capitalism and democracy fit hand in glove. We took it as an article of faith that you can’t have one without the other. However, Robbert Reich … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff

View also my next blog: SUPERCAPITALISM The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture — from resource extraction to iPod incineration — exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy’s Speech We Need To Pay Attention To

Memorable Quotes and quotations from John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy made this speech on April the 27th, 1961, before the American Newspaper Publishers Association at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Entire Text Transcript Of Speech Mr. Chairman, ladies … Continue reading

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Archimedes’ Secrets

For students: You will be exploring Archimedes’ method for estimating the value of pi … Archimedes’ Recipe for Pi Archimedes Home Page (includes information on Archimedes’ life and work as well as illustrations of his inventions.) Approximating Pi The Archimedes … Continue reading

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