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Ethics vs. Research

Source: reveries , Aug 27 2014 4:01am CDT

Researchers are grappling with the ethical dilemma of deceiving their subjects in the name of science," reports Shirley S. Wang in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). The argument goes that there are some circumstances under which failing to tell subjects they are being studied is the only way to get accurate information. Geoff Pearson of University of Liverpool applied this premise in a ten-year study of "the behavior of rowdy soccer fans in ...

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Kidscreened

Aug 29 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: kid screen

Google's drone delivery program takes flight in Australia (Wired) Nintendo unveils redesigned 3DS console (Business Insider) The Boss to publish children's book (The Guardian) A box office dollar is not the same in ever ...
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10 Songs

Aug 29 2014 4:23am CDT | Source: reveries

In his latest book, Greil Marcus distills the history of rock ‘n’ roll into just 10 songs, reports Wesley Stace in The Wall Street Journal (8/23/14). In part, Greil picks his list based on certain themes, like "escape," that are particular to rock ‘n’ roll. But the overarching idea "is how different artists cover, and re-discover, one another’s work." For example, In the Still of the Night, by the Five Satins, "has hit the Billboard charts in four different decades. ...
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20 Cellos

Aug 29 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: reveries

Maya Beiser channels Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and others through her cello, reports Corinne Ramey in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). Her idea is to play their “voice.” With Kurt Kobain, for instance, Maya produces a “grimy, fuzzy howl.” “His voice is raspy and out of tune and not clean,” says Maya. Getting at that “is about … diving into that world.” Similarly, Jimi Hendrix’s solo on Little Wing is “so out of ...
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Aug 28 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: kid screen

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Campbell Canada names new president

Aug 28 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Strategy Online

Nearly a month after Philip Donne's departure, the company has hired former SC Johnson general manager Ana Dominguez to take ...
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Zippo Marks

Aug 28 2014 4:28am CDT | Source: reveries

Zippo is doing better than ever even though the number of US smokers is half what it was in the 1950s, reports Abram Brown in Forbes (9/8/14). Last year’s sales topped $200 million, a record. Zippo’s claim to fame is, of course, its innovative and iconic cigarette lighter — developed "with a windproof chimney and a distinctive hinged lid" — in 1932. "After soldiers received the lighters in WWII, Zippo suc ...
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