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Clinically contextualised ECG interpretation: the impact of prior clinical exposure and case vignettes on ECG diagnostic

blog post image Does teaching ECGs with a clinical vignette improve training? Not greatly ... but having seen a condition previously (and presumably the ECG that went with it) is probably best. The researchers concluded that "ECG training should therefore not rely on experiential learning alone, but instead be supplemented...

Visa-free touring granted for UK artists in 19 EU countries – while industry demands "honesty" from government

blog post image "The government has announced that visa-free touring has been negotiated for UK artists in 19 EU member countries" This is great news for musicians but also good to see that individual EU states also still have control over their borders (they always did). It will be great for us all to have freedom...

Sikh and Hindu ashes scattering site opens - BBC News

blog post image A dedicated site for ashes to be scattered into flowing water is officially opened in Cardiff.

Investors overseeing $14 trln call for vote on company climate plans

blog post image Investors managing $14 trillion in assets on Friday said they wanted all companies to set a climate transition plan and allow them to vote on it, ahead of next year's season for annual general meetings.

Stonehenge tunnel campaigners win court battle

blog post image A judicial review into road works near the world heritage site finds for the campaigners.

30+ Rhetorical Devices Everyone MUST Know

blog post image Learn to use rhetoric in writing and life with this extensive list of rhetorical devices, complete with examples of the devices in action.

Gout and 'Podagra' in medieval Cambridge, England - PubMed International journal of paleopathology.

blog post image "The high prevalence rate of gout in the friary is at least partly explained by the consumption of alcohol and purine-rich diets by the friars and the wealthy townsfolk. Medieval medical texts from Cambridge show that gout (known as podagra) was sometimes treated with medications made from the root of...

Gilgamesh tablet: US authorities take ownership of artefact

blog post image The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was imported illegally into the US before being bought by Hobby Lobby.

The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

blog post image Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

blog post image "Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay." Notable mentions of the conferences Collision, Web Summit, and RISE, and the speed networking software Mingle. "[T]he Distance Learning Association's Thomas Capone says that the future of meetings and events...

The leader's brain: Neuroscience in the workplace

blog post image The brain rarely fires on all cylinders even at the best of times - what more during a pandemic?

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

blog post image Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes. The Android and iOS spyware can apparently see photographs and contacts, log everything that is typed, and turn on the camera and microphone.

Can Money Buy Happiness? A Review of New Data

blog post image Everyone knows the adage “money can’t buy happiness,” although few of us seem to believe it. The best-known theory on this topic is that money actually can buy happiness, but only up to a point. This comes from a study by two Nobel Laureates, Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton (2010), which found...

Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)

blog post image Cats and dogs can be infected by the coronavirus — but cats are more susceptible to infection, a new study suggests.

Blended learning is brighter, broader, and here to stay - eCampus News

blog post image Blended learning has transformed higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic, and institutions should continue to leverage its benefits.

England's 'freedom day' marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

blog post image Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation.

Cauliflower and Chaos, Fractals in Every Floret

blog post image Scientists take a crack at recreating the hypnotic fractal spirals of the Romanesco cauliflower.

Clubhouse And Education

blog post image "New App Has Exciting Potential For Today’s Educators | Emerging Education Technologies" I've used Clubhouse for a couple of months and it certainly provides the opportunity for communities to come together and invite expert speakers. It is refreshing in that it doesn't have screen time and you can...

US companies hit by 'colossal' cyber-attack

blog post image A cyber-security firm says it believes the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang is responsible.

What happened when a 'wildly irrational' algorithm made crucial healthcare decisions

blog post image Advocates say having computer programs decide how much help vulnerable people can get is often arbitrary - and in some cases downright cruel