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Food Timeline: food history research service
Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? So do we!!! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve. We make food history fun.
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august 2013 by sophia_sol
No Excuse List
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august 2012 by sophia_sol
Now, I read The Prince in school, and remembered ideas including the stock “It is better to be feared than loved,” and “The ends justify the means,” but I also remember having no idea then why Machiavelli was a big name.  I’m pretty sure my teacher didn’t really know either.  In fact, most introductions to the works of Machiavelli that I’ve read didn’t even manage to make it clear.  After ten years as a specialist in the Renaissance, I think I can finally explain why.

(the fundamental mistake most introductions to Machaivelli make is that they start by talking about Machiavelli. Context is everything.)
THIS IS SO INTERESTING. First of an amaaaaaaaazing series of five posts about Machiavelli (links to the next at the bottom of each)
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july 2012 by sophia_sol
How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains
on the naming and dividing of colours, and the sapir-whorf hypothesis as it relates to seeing/recognizing/naming colours
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june 2012 by sophia_sol
500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 500 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.
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june 2012 by sophia_sol
the common sense guide to marijuana - gyzym
Regardless of my feelings, your feelings, or anyone’s feelings—whether positive or negative—about marijuana, people are definitely smoking it. And what I find harder to locate than opinions about marijuana, or sources of those opinions of marijuana, or, in fact, actual marijuana, is honest information about how getting and being high works or can work, explained from a place of experience.
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june 2012 by sophia_sol
Sulfanilamide Disaster
By the 1930s it was widely recognized that the Food and Drugs Act of 1906 was obsolete, but bitter disagreement arose as to what should replace it. By 1937 most of the arguments had been resolved but Congressional action was stalled. Then came a shocking development--the deaths of more than 100 people after using a drug that was clearly unsafe. The incident hastened final enactment in 1938 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the statute that today remains the basis for FDA regulation of these products.
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june 2012 by sophia_sol
How to do research at the MIT AI Lab
# A long reading about doing research in AI.
july 2008 by Poleris
How to Find Research Problems
# Great for idea-generation. Not so good if strapped for time.
april 2008 by Poleris

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