Science for the People!

Partly inspired by the experience, BSSRS staff member David Dickson later wrote in New Scientist magazine calling for “Community Science Resource Councils”. The idea, which sadly never took off, was a sort of scientific equivalent of legal aid. It would have provided scientific knowledge and technical expertise to minority and under-represented groups, and also allowed them … Continue reading Science for the People!

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian

research found that being in a situation where you are trying to concentrate on a task, and an email is sitting unread in your inbox, can reduce your effective IQ by 10 points. And. Wilson showed that the cognitive losses from multitasking are even greater than the cognitive losses from pot‑smoking. via Why the modern … Continue reading Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian

Twitter Makes New Rules for Developers

On Thursday, Twitter disclosed how it plans to tighten-up rules for developers who build applications on the company’s platform. Article: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/twitter-declares-new-rules-for-developers/ Link Via: http://tabs.mediahackers.org/?panel=tech