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by Ben Crystal

July 25, 2013

This photo from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn, it's one of those pictures NASA likes to release to the public in an effort to remind us that they A) exist and B) can do stuff besides bum rides from the Russians to the International Space Station.

Recalling the famed "family portrait" that the late, great Carl Sagan led the Voyager team to create in 1990, the Earth is in the picture. And much like the "pale blue dot" section of Sagan's famous photo mosaic, the Earth is very, very small. This latest photograph, which shows Saturn in all her majesty, actually includes the Earth only as a cosmic afterthought. Of course, our beautiful blue marble is a cosmic afterthought. Heck, Saturn is neither the largest of our planets, nor the farthest from home; those honors belong to Jupiter and Neptune, respectively. Nonetheless, the photograph is as humbling as any image that accurately depicts our infinitesimal smallness against the backdrop of God's infinite creation.

Telegraph (UK)

by Bonnie Malkin, Sydney

October 12, 2009

Children under the age of two should be banned from watching television, according to guidelines prepared for the Australian government.

The guidelines warn that exposure to television at such an early age can delay language development, affect the ability of a child to concentrate and lead to obesity.

Salt Lake Tribune

by Brooke Adams

May 3, 2010

Numerous studies, both here and in other parts of the country, have highlighted the struggles of youth who age out of foster care, finding they are more likely to be homeless, unemployed, under-educated and in jail.

One report released this month found nearly 60 percent of young men had been convicted of a crime, compared with 10 percent of young men who had never been in foster care. For women, three-quarters were on public assistance by age 24.

Schneier.com

by Bruce Schneier

February 15, 2005

On Tuesday, I blogged about a new cryptanalytic result -- the first attack faster than brute-force against SHA-1. I wrote about SHA, and the need to replace it, last September.

Earlier this week, three Chinese cryptographers showed that SHA-1 is not collision-free. That is, they developed an algorithm for finding collisions faster than brute force.

In 1999, a group of cryptographers built a DES cracker. It was able to perform 256 DES operations in 56 hours. The machine cost $250K to build, although duplicates could be made in the $50K-$75K range.

Alabama Press-Register

by Bruce Sims

June 26, 2007

BAY MINETTE -- Could Baldwin's next high school feature technical education as a part of the overall curriculum?

The consulting firm of Steed, Hammond and Paul has begun collecting data to answer that question, said Mike Dingledien, a partner with the consulting firm, although the final decision will be made by the Baldwin County Board of Education.

Local Homeschool.com

by California Joint Education Committee

April 4, 2005

California Master Plan for Education 2002 - Document Index. Joint Committee members: Senator Dede Alpert, Assemblywoman Elaine Alquist, Assemblywoman Virginia Strom-Martin.

Public education is a vital interest of our state in that it provides Californians with the capacity, knowledge, and skills to sustain our system of government, to foster a thriving economy, and to provide the foundation for a harmonious society. As the global technological economy continues to evolve, Californians require additional, enriching educational opportunities throughout their lives.

townhall.com

by Calvin Beisner

July 23, 2014

In his recent article "The Threat to the Scientific Method," Dr. Patrick Michaels, a climatologist who for 30 years was Research Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and now directs the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, pointed to a serious problem: the corruption of science through government (and sometimes industry) funding, which has led to rapidly and alarmingly increasing numbers of retracted journal articles. In light of that trend, he asks, "If we can no longer trust science, what do we have as the basis for knowledge?"

Los Angeles Times

by Carla Rivera

April 19, 2010

Children enrolled in Los Angeles Universal Preschool programs made significant improvements in the social and emotional skills needed to do well in kindergarten, according to a study released Monday.

The study, commissioned by the organization and conducted by the San-Jose-based Applied Survey Research, measured the readiness skills of 437 children at 24 preschools in the fall of 2008 and reassessed 364 of those children in sping 2009.

Ready Set Grow ... CT Kids

by Carol Brydolf

December 1, 2004

When Sacramento Bee editorial writer Susanna Cooper took a year off to study early childhood education as a journalism fellow with the Public Policy Institute in San Francisco, she didn’t know the experience would profoundly change her professional life

Earlier preschool movements, like the push to establish the Head Start program during Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, focused on the country’s poorest children and families. But the most recent preschool-for-all effort points to a growing body of evidence that shows that middle- and working-class students are also falling behind the state's most affluent youngsters. They say all children deserve extra help getting ready for kindergarten, especially in a pressurized environment that requires 5-year-olds to master skills that used to be taught in first grade.

foodnavigator.com

by Caroline Scott-Thomas

February 16, 2013

Bayer CropScience has defended the use of neonicotinoid insecticides following a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identifying three such substances as potentially risky to bees.

EFSA's report highlighted three neonicotinoid insecticides - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam - saying that they should only be used 'on crops not attractive to honey bees'. The investigation into insecticides is part of broader research into potential causes of colony collapse disorder, the rapid loss of adult bees from a colony or hive.

      
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