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7-magnitude quake strikes near El Salvador as hurricane Otto makes landfall

A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barrelled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage.<p>Emergency services in El Salvador said on Twitter it had received no …

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Paris Review - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 206, Fall 2013<p>Le Guin, 1996.<p>In the early 1960s, when Ursula K. Le Guin began to publish, science fiction was dominated by so-called hard sci-fi: speculative fiction grounded in physics, chemistry, and, to a lesser extent, biology. The understanding of technological …


Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

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The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …



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