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Good Reads: gun laws, lottery winners, online education, and tech gets sensory
News from Christian Science Monitor:
A round-up of this week’s long-form good reads include Britain’s gun laws, the burden of lottery winners, online courses vs. the college experience, and sensory developments in high-tech.
The Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut brought a deluge of media attention to gun control. One useful perspective came from the Lexington’s Notebook column in The Economist magazine. Britain’s gun-related homicide rate is drastically lower than that of the
UM professor feeds hunger for online education with bite-size science
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- Published on Dec 21, 2012
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ANN ARBOR—Today’s Risk Bite brought to you by the University of Michigan School of Public Health: Does wearing a hat keep you warm when the rest of your body is exposed?
Sometimes cheeky, perhaps even quirky, and occasionally focused on a trending topic, these mini-lessons posted on YouTube take interesting facts about risk science—defined as the science of existing and emerging human health risks—and presents them in small, relatable and easily digestible video segments to help answer the question, “Just how risky is this?”
The proven Rosetta Stone method has moved to the cloud to make it more flexible and even more effective. With online access to Ros…