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An Agglomeration of Links for late November 2011

Wild Azalea, Shenandoah National Park, Va

Medical research and treatment, how to use common household items rather than special cleaners, radioLab archives, debunking anti-science myths and an agglomeration of useful apps.

  • Medical Research and Treatment Information from – “Our goal is simple: to help you and your family more easily navigate, stay current, and manage the often complex process of finding answers, while empowering you to get help from those you trust most.”
  • Cleaning – Lifehacker – Useful tips on cleaning without having to buy special cleaners.
  • Radiolab Archive – Radiolab – Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we’ll feed it with possibility.
  • 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For -A Thanksgiving 2011 agglomeration from  LikeHacks
  • The Debunking Handbook – ”
    Debunking myths is problematic. Unless great care is taken, any effort to debunk misinformation can inadvertently reinforce the very myths one seeks to correct. To avoid these “backfire effects”, an effective debunking requires three major elements. First, the refutation must focus on core facts rather than the myth to avoid the misinformation becoming more familiar. Second, any mention of a myth should be preceded by explicit warnings to notify the reader that the upcoming information is false. Finally, the refutation should include an alternative explanation that accounts for important qualities in the original misinformation”
  • Informative History of Information » Blog Archive » Higher Education: Technology’s Impact – video of interview of ackermann, bales, kaberline, meadows. A video produced by students at UMW
  • Books that will induce a – “Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking – any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You’re welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list.”

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