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19thC Vampire-killing Kit

This Vampire Killing Kit complete with a wooden stake and 10 silver bullets sold for $12,000 as part of Sotheby’s sale of 19th century furniture and decorative works of art in New York, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003. The kit, a walnut box that also contained a crucifix, a pistol, a rosary and vessels for garlic powder and various serums, was bought by an anonymous phone bidder. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s) –19thC Vampire-killing…

Amazon's inside look irks authors: Search function previews any page

The feature is particularly troubling to reference-book authors who think they may lose a sale if a user can find “the best place to hike in Chaco Canyon” or “where to find the best airfare to Cuba” by using Amazon’s search feature instead. –Monica Soto Ouchi –Amazon’s inside look irks authors: Search function previews any page  (Seattle Times) I think Mike Arnzen said it best — “As a scholar, I…

Academics Make Case to End Credit Hour

Once adopted, the credit hour became a driving force in higher education. | It presented students with a specific time frame in which they were expected to complete course work, usually one semester…. But Wellman and Ehrlich, a senior scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, argue in their book that using time to measure 21st century learning is ineffective. –Steve Geigerich –Academics Make Case to End…