How Pop Culture Breeds Male Entitlement

How Pop Culture Breeds Male Entitlement

Here is how the story goes: Boy meets girl. Boy decides he’s in love with girl. Boy chases girl. Girl says she’s not interested. Boy keeps chasing her. Girl says she’s still not interested. Boy keeps grinding away at her until she wears down and finally says ‘yes.’ They are happily swept away on a wave of romance.

The end.

Here’s another version: Boy meets girl. Boy decides he’s in love with…

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Self-Driving Cars, RFID Registration, and Privacy on the Road

Self-Driving Cars, RFID Registration, and Privacy on the Road

If you drive anywhere around Mountain View, chances are high that you’ve spotted one of Google’s self-driving car prototypes navigating the road — and in the larger Bay Area, the cars are a topic of considerable discussion and conversation. Legislators across the country are also considering the implications of cars that drive themselves: Who’s liable in an accident? Should a human driver be…

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Could earthquake prediction tech save California from the 'Big One'?

Will California pay for an earthquake prediction and early warning system BEFORE a major quake causes billions worth of damage and major loss of life?

Free access to Ebola resources from Oxford University Press

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On 7 August 2014, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. Over 1,000 people have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the virus’s discovery in 1976.

In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Oxford University Press has made 50 articles from leading journals and online resources freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others working on the containment, treatment, and prevention of Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

Resources include: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Journal of Public Health, Oxford Medicine Online, Oxford Reference, Oxford Public International Law, and Oxford Bibliographies.

Visit our website for the full list of articles and more information on these resources.

[Image: A series of photos of an incredibly dapper Black 10-year-old going about his daily business. We see him getting his shoes shined, wearing a variety of suits, carrying a brief case, and wearing his gorgeous natural hair with pride.]

drdisgruntledphd:

thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS CHILD.

More on Cory here.

fripperiesandfobs:

Charles James evening dress, 1952
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

[Image: A stunning red dress with dramatic angled cuts on a mannequin wearing black heels.]
A++ would wear if it wasn’t completely lacking a bust.

fripperiesandfobs:

Charles James evening dress, 1952

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

[Image: A stunning red dress with dramatic angled cuts on a mannequin wearing black heels.]

A++ would wear if it wasn’t completely lacking a bust.

Bringing Nuance to the Amazon versus Indie Debate

Bringing Nuance to the Amazon versus Indie Debate

I love books, which should come as no surprise. As I write, I’m surrounded by them, and I have a long list of pending book reviews and author interviews on my office corkboard. There are books in every room of my house except the bathroom, spanning centuries, dramas, and interest level. (Sorry, PR flacks.) And I really love bookstores, new and used. I love walking into a building filled with…

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You'll never believe what Facebook is doing to clickbait

Facebook is the primary driver of traffic on social networks, with 18-23 percent of traffic coming from Facebook posts, Jazon Abbruzze notes at Mashable. As he explains, the move positions Facebook alongside other sites that are privileging “time spent” over impressions. What matters more? Whether someone clicks on a link or stays there after arrival? This question lies at the crux of a larger debate that could totally shift the nature of online content as providers and networks realize that the old school is, well, old.

An Older, Wiser Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Takes Over - GlobalComment

I didn’t think I’d like Capaldi, but it turns out that I really, really do.