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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