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Quotation of the Day…
… is from page 10 of Roger Koppl’s hot-off-the-press monograph, From Crisis to Confidence: Macroeconomics after the Crash (original emphasis): [T]he central banks inappropriately and needlessly expanded the volume of credit in the years X



The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel
Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon. X



Mini City Guide: Aachen, Germany
I love big cities, and always enjoy returning to Hong Kong, New York, and Sydney—among many others. But what about those unknown gems that are off the beaten tourist path… those obscure places that are just waiting to be explored by real trav X



The Replication Crisis: Response to Lieberman
In a long and interesting article over at Edge, social psychologist and neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman discusses (amongst other things) the 'replication crisis' in his field. Much of what he says will be of interest to regular readers of this blog. X



Ending Soon: 50,000 United Mileage Plus Bonus Offer
Link: 50,000 Miles for United MileagePlus Explorer Card For the next 24-48 hours (or less, depending on when you’re reading this), you can still earn an improved signup bonus on this card. I first wrote about this offer several weeks ago. Here& X



Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study
Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study X



Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day. X



Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. NPR'S Linda Wertheimer speaks with Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day. X



Did Psittacosaurus Use Baby Sitters?
Palaeontologists Suggest Dinosaur Fossil Material Shows a “Creche” with Baby Sitter A team of international researchers have re-examined a set of Psittacosaurus dinosaur fossils that come from the Lujiatun beds of the Yixian Formation in X



Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs
Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs. X





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