Off to the DMV! Wish me luck, and if I don't tweet again by this evening, sound the alarms. I'm lost in the bowels of bureaucracy somewhere.

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@LukeD Don't know who you're following, but my SNR is high enough for me. If it wasn't, I'd unfollow people. I do it all the time.

mrgunn: @LukeD Don't know who you're following, but my SNR is high enough for me. If it wasn't, I'd unfollow people. I do it all the time.

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CPR is successful without mouth-to-mouth, but not without oxygen

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- People can survive cardiac arrest if they receive only chest compressions during attempts to revive them -- as advised by the current American Heart Association guidelines. But they cannot survive without access to oxygen sometime during the resuscitation effort, research suggests.


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Silver lining effect study, ‘I have some good news and some bad news,’ in INFORMS journal

Communicating "I have some good news and some bad news" is better than combining messages into a single, bleak result when small gains and large losses occur together, according to a study in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

"The Silver Lining Effect: Formal Analysis and Experiments


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Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities [Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)]

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The second book review I've ever published in Nature Magazine appeared last week, roughly the same time I was on a trans-Atlantic flight from NYC to Frankfurt, Germany. Due to my lack of wireless and jet lag, I've neglected to mention this until now. This review discusses a book that I think is very important for everyone involved in higher education to read and think about: Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson. If you would like a free PDF of this review, either click here or, if that link does not allow you to access the review, leave a comment here and I'll email the PDF to you.

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RT @akumar: Surprised kitten is surprised - Boing Boing http://j.mp/8uk4Ig

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Flesh [DrugMonkey]

"Your pumpkin pie slice skin, your caramel corn nice skin, your toffee wrapped, ginger snapped, cinnamon spice skin!"

A Twitt from occasional commenter @szvan alerted me to this blog post pointing to an AP story about the recent State Dinner hosted by the President and First Lady. The blog post was updated to say the AP story had been subsequently edited to redact the offending bit but I was able to screen capture what seems to be the original version. Anybody spot the problem?

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@LukeD It's due to hashtag spamming by morons. I'm still waiting for "search only among those I'm following".

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‘The pill’ for him: Scientists find a hormonal on-and-off switch for male fertility

A new research report published in the December 2009 print issue of The FASEB Journal could one day give men similar type of control over their fertility that women have had since the 1960s. That's because scientists have found how and where androgenic hormones work in the testis to control normal sperm production and male fertility.


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Big freeze plunged Europe into ice age in months

In the film, 'The Day After Tomorrow' the world enters the icy grip of a new glacial period within the space of just a few weeks.


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Research highlights need for national HIV strategy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that well over one million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS.


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That was fun

Several people have notified me of this amusing editorial by the editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, which compares me to a diseased pig and insists on addressing me as "Little Paul" throughout. It's poorly written and mostly pointless (well, other than its demand that we censor youtube), and I think there is only one virtue to it. It gives Bryan Appleyard an example to follow in his ongoing efforts to improve his writing.

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