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Why the Internet Isn’t Going to End College As We Know It

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The idea that Internet is about to do to college what it’s done to journalism and entertainment seems to be coming dangerously close to conventional wisdom in certain elite circles. Here’s blogger/economist Tyler Cowen yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival: Look at the music industry. It’s been completely overturned by the Internet. My vision of […]

Higgs Boson

Higgs boson in plain English, and why it’s so important

Scientists at CERN have today announced that they’re 99.99% sure that they’ve found a new sub-atomic particle, and that it is likely to be the elusive Higgs boson – often referred to as the “God Particle”. That’s all well and good, but what does it all mean? Let’s break it down. What is the Higgs […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 1, 2012

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[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120601_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Now that SpaceX has ushered in the era of privatized space travel.  Where do we go from here?  Yesterday, Dragon, SpaceX’s Appolo-like space capsule successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean just off Baja California.  The flight was monitored by NASA, SpaceX and every other organization that […]