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  • Double success for GB at Worlds
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    The Great Britain men’s and women’s teams both win their latest games at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham.

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  • EFF: Supreme Court Should Uphold the First Sale Doctrine
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    All kinds of products have some some bit or piece that could be copyrighted. But that is no reason to impose new restrictions on secondary markets for lawfully acquired products. We hope the Supreme Court realizes as much, and rejects the Ninth Circuit’s outrageous ruling.

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  • Education Official Says Bad Teachers Can Be Good For Students
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    Zenna Atkins, the chairman of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), has raised some eyebrows by saying that, “every school should have a useless teacher.” She stresses that schools shouldn’t seek out or tolerate bad teaching, but thinks bad teachers provide a valuable life-lesson. From the article: “… on Sunday Ms Atkins told the BBC that schools needed to reflect society, especially at primary level. ‘In society there are people you don’t (more…)

  • Sony Issues Warnings on 3D Technology
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    Sony issues warnings on 3D technology to save their behinds from future lawsuits.

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  • The Creativity Crisis
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    An anonymous reader writes with this quote from an article at Newsweek:
    “For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. … Like intelligence tests, Torrance’s test — a 90-minute series of discrete tasks, administered by a psychologist — has been taken by millions worldwide in 50 languages. Yet there is one crucial difference between IQ and CQ scores. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn (more…)

  • Best Value Teams in The 2010 World Cup (Infographic)
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    Statisticians and data freaks are already doing the World Cup number crunching – possibly the most interesting piece of statistical information that has surfaced from the torrent of World Cup data feeds comes from a study that recently carried out an analysis of the economic value of the players from some of the World Cup’s most successful teams.

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