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December 23, 2010 - 4:22am
The Boy and The Girl decided to write stories as Christmas presents to their teachers this year. They started on Monday at about 4:00. Other than a brief break for dinner, they kept writing until about 7:30. TB didn’t even want to stop then -- he mentioned that once he found his groove, writing was really fun.
December 22, 2010 - 9:15pm
A couple of weeks ago, Lee pitched an idea for bringing several of us at UVenus together around a single question and Meg and I thought it would be a great way to end 2010 as we take a break for the holidays in the USA. We'd like to make this a monthly feature at University of Venus and we want our readers to participate! If you tweet your answer, one of us will post it on the blog for you.
December 22, 2010 - 3:49am
A new correspondent writes:
December 21, 2010 - 9:15pm
The Economist makes a convincing case that pursuing a Ph.D. is, at best, irrational. In "The Disposable Academic" (12/16/10), the author (a holder of a "largely pointless Ph.D. in theoretical ecology") concludes that:
December 21, 2010 - 9:00pm
My 200-level students last semester proposed or redesigned a university-level course for their final assignment.* They were allowed to make it in any subject, at any level. It wasn't my most tightly conceived assignment, so I wasn't sure what to expect from them. The results were understandably uneven, but revealed a great deal about what undergraduates think an undergraduate degree should be.
December 21, 2010 - 4:15pm
In response to my last blog, John commented very keenly. By the time I was finished with a rejoinder, it was as long as a post so I cut and pasted it here!I could not have imagined a better question to my remarks than yours, John, thank you for writing.
December 21, 2010 - 3:00pm
A recent post by David Roberts on Grist promises the top five stories of 2010 for "climate hawks" (Grist's new term for folks who want to see action to mitigate climate change). The selection presented is reasonable and indicative: three explicit bad-news stories and two kind-of-good-news bits about bad stuff which could have happened but didn't.
December 21, 2010 - 9:45am
After a period of high growth between the 1993 and 1998, the Argentine economy underwent a significant slowdown that ultimately resulted in economic depression and crisis. In 2001 and 2002 the financial sector and the exchange rate system (the so-called Convertibility Regime) collapsed and Argentina’s global socio-economic situation deteriorated. In 2003 the economic activity began to recover thanks to favorable international commodity prices. Since then, growth has been strong, averaging seven percent per year and a consequent substantial public revenue increase.
December 21, 2010 - 3:45am
Browsing RSS feeds is always an adventure, yanking me around from dystopia to utopia as I go from one link to another. Here are some of the stories from the dark side that have recently surfaced among my reading material.

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