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Triple killer loses bid for damages

Triple killer loses bid for damages

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:47:18 GMT

Triple killer Joanne Dennehy fails in a bid to get compensation for solitary confinement in jail after claiming it was a violation of her human rights.

Shift towards 'southern' accents

Shift towards 'southern' accents

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:12:33 GMT

A language app concludes many regional accents and dialects are being replaced by "southern" pronunciations.

Girls wrongly identified as suspects

Girls wrongly identified as suspects

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:29:55 GMT

Two "completely innocent" teenage girls who were wrongly identified on police social media as prime suspects in a shop theft receive an apology.

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A Glimpse into High Speed Marine Craft: One Hundred Knots at Sea

What is this Book About? This book is a unique combination of both the history and the technological development of designing high speed ships for both commercial and military use on the high seas of the world.  It specifically tracks the development of the US Navy efforts to design a large ship capable of sustained […]

Neuroscience & Intelligence

Participants: James R. Flynn, University of Otago, New Zealand Richard Haier, University of California, Irvine Robert Sternberg, Cornell University, New York What role does neuroscience play in understanding intelligence and our capacity to learn? Robert Sternberg: Neuroscientific investigation of intelligence has revealed many insights about the nature of intelligence. When I was younger, I made the […]

The Mystery of Thermal Physics

When I was an undergraduate student, thermodynamics was a complete mystery to me. One had all these formulas that you could push around, but the underlying meaning was never clear. But when I grew up, I came to love thermodynamics and the statistical mechanics from which it arose. My book, Thermal Physics, Energy and Entropy […]

In Defense of America’s Working Women

Dilek Edwards was fired from her job as a yoga instructor and massage therapist in New York City’s financial district because she was “too cute.”  The practice was owned by Charles Nicolai and his wife, Stephanie Adams. Although Edwards had little contact with Nicolai, and a strictly professional relationship, Adams sent Edwards a threatening, out-of-the-blue […]

The Battle of Jutland: British opportunities missed – An article by John Brooks

The Battle of Jutland (in Germany, of the Skagerrak) was fought on 31 May and 1 June 1916. It was the only fleet encounter of World War I, with 151 British and 99 German warships present. The battle ended with the British Grand Fleet still dominant in the North Sea and with the German High […]

Getting to know Plato

For early students of philosophy, can you tell us a little bit about who Plato was? Plato (424/3-348/7 BCE) was a student of Socrates. He wrote more than 25 dialogues, a large number of which have Socrates as the main character, leading the conversation. The main point of the conversation is usually to get us […]