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Death to Powerpoint!
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Death to Powerpoint!

No matter what your line of work, it's only getting harder to avoid death by PowerPoint.

Todd Akin and the Anti-Science House Science Committee
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Todd Akin and the Anti-Science House Science Committee

Aside from the sheer biological ludicrousness of Todd Akin's ideas on female physiology, one unsettling subplot to the debacle is his presence on the House of Committee...

Q&A: What Women Want
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Q&A: What Women Want

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe talks about increasing the number of women who study computer science.

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future
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Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.

Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy
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Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy

A few predictions about predictions.

The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation
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The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

Seeking to improve the process for writing and reviewing proposals for new educational programs.

Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts
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Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts

Some thoughts about author order in research papers.

Alan and I
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Alan and I

A personal account of Alan Turing's life and impact.

Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy
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Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy

Innovation, economic growth, and climate change are just a few of the challenges and opportunities that face the U.S. They are also firmly linked to science.

Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked to Find Evolution in Biology Tests
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Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked to Find Evolution in Biology Tests

A report surfaced this week that suggests Kentucky legislators may be experiencing a sort of cognitive dissonance that is likely to be a preview of things we can...

Is Algebra Necessary?
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Is Algebra Necessary?

A typical American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra.

Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?
From BLOG@CACM

Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?

One of the most popular panels at Snowbird was "Publication Models in Computing Research: Is a Change Needed? Are We Ready for a Change?"  

The Ethics of Software Engineering Should Be an Ethics For the Client
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The Ethics of Software Engineering Should Be an Ethics For the Client

Viewing software engineering as a communicative art in which client engagement is essential.

Internet Elections
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Internet Elections: Unsafe in Any Home?

Experiences with electronic voting suggest elections should not be conducted via the Internet.

The Internet Is Everywhere, but the Payoff Is Not
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The Internet Is Everywhere, but the Payoff Is Not

Examining the uneven patterns of Internet economics.

The Politics of 'Real Names'
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The Politics of 'Real Names'

Power, context, and control in networked publics.

Will Massive Open Online Courses Change How We Teach?
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Will Massive Open Online Courses Change How We Teach?

Sharing recent experiences with the massive open artificial intelligence course developed and conducted by Stanford faculty Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.  

Inside the Hermit Kingdom
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Inside the Hermit Kingdom: IT and Outsourcing in North Korea

North Korea has a sizeable IT sector. Some 10,000 professionals work in the field, and many more have IT degrees. They are already engaged in outsourcing contracts...

One Course, 150,000 Students
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One Course, 150,000 Students

MIT professor Anant Agarwal recently completed teaching Circuits and Electronics, the first course in MITx, a massive open online learning platform from MIT, which...
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