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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-06 04:22
Subject: [links] Link salad awakens far too early
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Giant Casimir Effect Predicted Inside Metamaterials

Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life

Art and the Limits of Neuroscience

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illnessCases of children suddenly exhibiting obsessive-compulsive disorder after strep has led to studies that reinforce the belief that some mental illnesses can be triggered by an immune response.

The Health Risks of Being Left-HandedLefties Face Chance Of ADHD, Other Disorders; Brain Wiring Holds Clues. (Via David Goldman.)

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids

Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Investigate LGBT Community — More bigoted sleaze from the American Right. But then, that's the GOP's stock-in-trade with their voting base. (Via [info]danjite.)

Send in the Clueless — Paul Krugman on what it takes to be elected as the GOP presidential candidate.

Mitt Romney supporters nervous about Newt Gingrich — They're not the only ones.

?otd: Sleep well?




12/6/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.5 (badly interrupted)
Weight: 210.8
Currently (re)reading: Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2011-12-06 14:29 (UTC)
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Good essay by Krugman, as always.
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adelheid_p
User: adelheid_p
Date: 2011-12-06 15:26 (UTC)
Subject: RE: Standardized tests.
I knew there was something wrong with these tests when my daughter qualified for "remedial math" based on them and yet her teacher was giving her extra harder math work to do in class.
Also recommendation for the gifted program was based on these tests so she wasn't admitted to the program until she had an IQ test (that was done outside of school) and sent to them. So yeah, there is something fundamentally wrong with the standardized tests 15 years ago.

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