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Have New York Times crosswords gotten easier in the last 20 years or so? I decided to do the crosswords from 2000 and man itโ€™s a struggle.

"I show how Locke sought to identify the teleological ordering of human beings to the supreme good by developing a relational conception of the person, analysing the human being as embedded in and defined by a web of relationships including neighbour and God."

Zorzi, G. (2024) โ€˜Natural Teleology in John Lockeโ€™s Ethicsโ€™, The Historical Journal, pp. 1โ€“20. doi: @philosophy @historyofideas

"In this video you'll learn how to recite dactylic hexameter, how to render pitch accent in song and in spoken recitation, and how to pronounce Ancient Greek in six different ways." @poetry @antiquidons

"Cartography has become one of the most successful technologies we have developed for understanding the world around us. At the same time, maps have become important cultural and artistic objects that we value greatly."

Thanks to a $1B donation from an alumnus, the #AlbertEinsteinCollegeOfMedicine in New York City will be completely #TuitionFree beginning in August!

Prior to this, tuition there would cost around $60,000 per year on average.

93-year-old Dr. Ruth Gottesman inherited a large sum after the death of her husband, who had been one of the early proteges of #BerkshireHathaway investments. She is a former Professor at the college, and is currently Chair of the Board.

This donation is one of the largest ever made to an educational institution.

The tears of joy in this video are awesome to see!

At a time when we need more health care workers and to bring down the cost of #HealthCare, this is a wonderful step towards both of those goals.

#Education #TuitionFreeCollege #Colleges #StudentLoanDebt #TuitionFreeEducation #StudentLoans #Universities #College #Doctorates #HealthCareWorkers #Donations


There's an inverse relationship between speeding and time saved on a car trip. The faster you go, the less speeding helps you. You save mere seconds, while your risk to yourself and others increases dramatically.


"We conducted a large-scale survey of 11,050 researchers and found that researchers on average rated themselves as better than other researchers at following good research practice, and rated researchers in their field as better than researchers in other fields at following good research practice. Given that it is statistically impossible for the majority of a group to be better than the group median, our results suggest that researchers on average have inflated beliefs about their own research ethicality and the research ethicality of their field."

Lindkvist, A.M., Koppel, L. & Tinghรถg, G. Bounded research ethicality: researchers rate themselves and their field as better than others at following good research practice. Sci Rep 14, 3050 (2024). @psychology @science

"This inquiry into English hegemonyโ€™s duality concludes that, although English serves as a vehicle for advancement, it also threatens the survival of local languages and cultures, thus embodying a dualistic nature. For non-English-speaking countries to leverage English beneficially, they must navigate this dichotomy with strategic cultural and linguistic preservation efforts."

Zeng, J., Yang, J. English language hegemony: retrospect and prospect. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 11, 317 (2024). @linguistics

@freemo Hi, I hope you are well. I tried to search my timeline with a keyword and this was the reply I received:
"Searching toots by their content is not enabled on this Mastodon server."

This feature used to work previously.

In all fairness to the FT, they are not alone, but if I had to identify a single trope in #politics that causes major problems of economic perception, it would be the notion that rising #house prices are 'growth'....

NO! they are not; this is #inflation, wrapped up with engineered supply constraints & financial mechanism to expand the money available to 'invest' in a home as an asset.

There are lots of elements to the #housingcrisis, but this narrative of 'growth' is particularly pernicious!!

Huge genome study confronted by concerns over race analysis | Some geneticists say key figure falsely suggests genetic data support notion of distinct races

Just discovered that Osher has this sweet chromo map from 1901 pan-American Exposition.

#map #maphistory

In ancient Sparta, it was accepted practice for more women to marry and have children by more than one man.

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