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  1. Jul 2017
    1. smooching on the first date could be improving the mental health of Aussie singles

      kissing improving mental health or simply producing more serotonin and oxytocin, both which have been linked to feelings of euphoria

    1. He appreciated that there are certain things which are simply not knowable, and that to study them is a form of blasphemy in that to do so reduces the beautiful to the commonplace, usually by means of statistics.

      This is a poignant description of what happens when an academician attempts to reduce the ethereal to the mundane and somewhat visceral. Whether quantitative or qualitative it just doesn't matter - reduced to jetsam at the hands of statistics.

    1. 99 percent diagnosis rate for athletes who had played in the NFL.

      It isn't so much that football is a dangerous sport, because that's obvious - it's a contact sport, as much as this study is a wake up call to improve the protective headgear technology to prevent concussions altogether.

    1. Jones gives the team a younger option at quarterback, even if he's limited to backup duties.

      Now, this guys first three starts in college were the Big Ten Championship, and the BCS College Playoffs - which he won. His start dwarfs everything by comparison, but he's in the NFL now. If he keeps a level head and doesn't go all MANZIEL, he could actually have an illustrious career as a QB.

    1. Los Angeles' offense is widely anticipated to be one of the worst -- if not the worst -- in the NFL.

      Boston Red Sox had the "Curse of the Bambino" and now it looks like the Rams have the "Curse of Kurt Warner" - his tenure with the Arizona Cardinals proved the man still had what it took to win championships.

    1. Microlectures are just what they sound like

      Actually, microlectures are NOT just what they sound like. This implies an abbreviated lecture (ie., Ted talk or Khan Academy). Instead these are strategically designed 60 second presentations incorporating metaphors and keywords, designed to arouse curiosity. Learning takes place when the learner actively participates in knowledge acquisition and synergy.

    1. students can see their classmates’ comments alongside their own

      Vicarious epistemic engagement?

    2. process of transcription

      Might this process of transcription be the earliest form of "footnoting" as well as creating a rough form of cross referencing?

    1. the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military

      This certainly makes sense, given the fact that recruits are segregated based upon gender. The men have a separate living space from the women. Accommodating transgender troops would require a third solution.