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its the end of the world and this physicist feels fine | Eduinfo

I promise I have no intention to propose a quantum-model for disease spread, but like everyone else I have been wondering if I can make myself somewhat more useful in these difficult times.Screengrab via Sabine Hossenfelder / YouTube It’s week three of COVID lockdown here in Germany. Schools are closed, my institute is closed, my husband’s workplace is also...

Cars hitting protesters raise echoes of Charlottesville attack | Eduinfo

In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Dan Gregory fell to the ground, shot in the shoulder, after he said he attempted to stop a black Honda Civic headed toward a group of protesters. And in front of the Bakersfield Police Department in California, Lexi Colebrook said she watched in horror as an SUV hit her friend, who...

A cure for climate change | Eduinfo

  Tonight the Royal Geographical Society hosts the launch of the book Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios, as part of their Geographical lates: COP25 climate talks. Do go if you can – they have wonderful speakers, including Prof Corinne Le Quéré (recently awarded a CBE for her work, including leading the Global Carbon Budget). Below is my...

There's a growing call to defund the police. Here's what it means | Eduinfo

(CNN)There's a growing group of dissenters who believe Americans can survive without law enforcement as we know it. And Americans, those dissenters believe, may even be better off without it. The solution to police brutality and racial inequalities in policing is simple, supporters say: Just defund police. It's as straightforward as it sounds: Instead of funding a...

A Deeper Dive into Trade Secret Legal Analytics – Eduinfo

As a special feature of our blog—guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals—please enjoy this blog entry from Rachel Bailey, a Legal Data Expert for Lex Machina.  You may have previously read Seyfarth Shaw’s excellent analysis of Lex Machina’s Trade Secret Litigation Report. There are some big picture trends in the report that reflect the trade secret litigation...

Section 194N of the Income Tax Act – Constitutional Validity – Eduinfo

The Union’s Minister of Finance in the budget presented on July 5, 2019, had proposed a tax deduction of 2% at source (TDS) on a cash withdrawal of one crore from an “account” to discourage high-value withdrawals. However, as people with multiple accounts could have abused the provision, the 2019 finance bill has been amended so that TDS...

Discover new Australian species at home with Bush Blitz | Eduinfo

A Monarch (Danaus plexippus) that was added to the Bush Blitz. Image: Thomas Mesaglio (CC BY-NC). Biodiversity is the variety of life found on Earth, their communities and habitats. This includes plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. But scientists think we’ve only found and described about 30 per...

Can you solve it? Domino dancing | Science – Eduinfo

It’s a sin! Yes, I used a picture of the Pet Shop Boys to entrap you into reading my puzzle column. What did you do to deserve it? Today’s poser (no, not him) concerns the playful positioning of domino-shaped tiles on a chessboard. Is it possible to cover an 8x8 chessboard with 32 dominos (which are each a 1x2 block)...

Think Animal Crossing is just a cutesy ‘capitalist dystopia’? Think again | Games – Eduinfo

In our current era of global capitalism, we’ve come to accept you can’t get owt for nowt. Imagine my surprise, then, when on 6 May, a stranger from Leeds handed me four solid lumps of gold. Though I tried to offer money in return, the generous 20-year-old refused. Within minutes, she had disappeared.  Yes, it’s probably relevant that this...
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Remote PhD Defense: Lessons Learned | Eduinfo

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