Web sites vanish so fast scientific papers just can't keep up…

Dellavalle’s concerns reflect those of a growing number of scientists and scholars who are nervous about their increasing reliance on a medium that is proving far more ephemeral than archival. In one recent study, one-fifth of the Internet addresses used in a Web-based high school science curriculum disappeared over 12 months. | Another study, published in January, found that 40 percent to 50 percent of the URLs referenced in articles…

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The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age

If students cannot find the answers but must make the answers, they are less apt to pass off others’ ideas as their own. The secret is to pose or ask students to pose questions or problems and decisions which have never been adequately answered. –Jamie McKenzie –The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age (From Now On) This article, from 1998, was prophetic. It argues that…

'That Damn Bird'

There are some things that the birds do that, colloquially speaking, “just blow us away.” We were training Alex to sound out phonemes, not because we want him to read as humans do, but we want to see if he understands that his labels are made up of sounds that can be combined in different ways to make up new words; that is, to demonstrate evidence for segmentation. He babbles…