Nothing but Links Today
- Libraries, Books, & Authors:
- Hanging with Mr. Cooper Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School allows students and faculty to spend time with an unusual resource: Cooper, the therapy dog. That's a really great idea.
- Technology Integration is Not About Technology…
- The King of MOOCs Abdicates the Throne 'What’s got the academic Internet’s frayed mom jeans in a bunch, however, is that Thrun’s alleged mea culpa is actually a you-a culpa. For Udacity’s catastrophic failure to teach remedial mathematics at San Jose State University, Thrun blames neither the corporatization of the university nor the MOOC’s use of unqualified “student mentors” in assessment. Instead, he blames the students themselves for being so damn poor.'
- “Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business
- Let’s Stop Pretending Dickens Was The Platonic Ideal of Very Serious Literature
- Heiress’s first edition copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass sells for record price at Christie’s $305,000? I'll, uh, I'll just stick to my $0.99 Nook version.
- Net & Tech:
- Pesticides Are Killing Far More Than Bees, Study Claims
- With heat and humidity, areas will be 'unsuited for outdoor activity' '"As temperatures rise, toward the end of the century, less than an hour of activity outdoors in the shade could cause a moderately fit individual to suffer heat stroke," said climatologist Robert Kopp of Rutgers University, lead scientific author of the report. "That's something that doesn't exist anywhere in the world today."'
- John Oliver Verbally Batters Dr. Oz
- Astronomers Detect Mysterious Signal 240 Million Light-Years From Earth Maybe it's aliens! (Probably not.)