One of the better Ted Talks on World Population by Hans Rosling:
It’s also a good example of data visualization; goes to show how effective time-lapse can be for representing data.
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Come join us during lunch and watch the first episode of Cosmos to celebrate Carl Sagan day.
Just go look.
Oh BTW don’t do this in the lab.
This will cause the campus to shut down most servers like moodle , blogs, wikis, orca etc.. The internet connection will remain up during this time but most campus servers will not be accessible.
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, put this idea forward in a series of papers with titles like “Test of Effect From Future in Large Hadron Collider: a Proposal” and “Search for Future Influence From LHC,” posted on the physics Web site arXiv.org in the last year and a half.
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This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry awards Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath for having showed what the ribosome looks like and how it functions at the atomic level. All three have used a method called X-ray crystallography to map the position for each and every one of the hundreds of thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome.
We are starting to see some flu cases in The Health Center. We need your help to help prevent transmission of the virus to otherwise healthy students.
Students, staff or faculty who think they have the flu should stay home. Please consult our website for self-assessment and self-care information: www.evergreen.edu/flu
Sick students with on-going medical problems (such as asthma or diabetes) or students who are pregnant should call The Health Center at 867-6200.
Please do not send students to the Health Center our waiting room is usually full of students who we don’t want to inadvertently infect with flu.
We are planning our first Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinics in the next few weeks. Seasonal Influenza vaccinations will be available to students for $30. The first one will be Wednesday, Oct 21st from
3:30-5:30 pm in the HCC (Housing Community Center). The second will be Monday, Oct. 26th, location TBA.
Thanks for all your help in preventing unnecessary transmission of influenza among our population. I wish you a happy, healthy academic year!
The Flu Code
Flu Code 0.1Beta English
1) If I have any signs of possible flu infection I will stay at home.
2) I will stay away from crowds whenever possible and always wear a mask while in public places.
3) I will cleanse my hands at the doorway when I arrive at my destination.
4) I will encourage other people to follow these rules to protect us all.