Grammar quiz based on Steven Pinker’s Sense of Style – Part 2

Quiz #2. Reference: Chapter 6 – Telling Right from Wrong. Pinker, Steven (2014-09-30). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Penguin Publishing Group. Citations in parentheses – f.e (3678-3704) – are from the Kindle Edition. Sources More quizzes: Grammar Part 1. Coming Soon: Quantity & Quality, Word Choice (Diction), Punctuation..

Grammar quiz based on Steven Pinker’s Sense of Style

Quiz #1. Reference: Chapter 6 – Telling Right from Wrong. Pinker, Steven (2014-09-30). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Penguin Publishing Group. Citations in parentheses – f.e (3369-3370) – are from the Kindle Edition. Sources More quizzes: Grammar Part 2. Coming soon: Quantity & Quality, Word Choice (Diction), Punctuation The Sense of Style on Wikipedia..

The Centre for Effective Altruism — Combining Empathy with Evidence

Our Mission: To foster projects which use evidence and analysis to help others as much as possible. Our Vision: A world where everyone is healthy, happy, fulfilled and free. Combining Empathy with Evidence Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the….

Pope Francis @ Congress | full video & text | best bits

The full video and text (thank you PBS), plus video excerpts of our favorite bits. And everything the world knows about Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. Full Video Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of….

Jonathan Haidt: 5 steps to a happier life

The field of Psychology had long been dominated by disorders. It was all about what’s wrong with us, and how to (maybe) make us better. Then in the 1990s a new breed of psychologists, led by Martin Seligman, Ed Diener, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Jonathan Haidt launched the “positive psychology” movement. They focused their studies and programs on human flourishing – on how….

The Physics arXiv Blog

An alternative view of the best new ideas in science. Source: The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium Reviews   FIVE GREAT PHYSICS BLOGS – TELEGRAPH BLOGS The Physics ArXiv Blog ArXiv.org itself is an incredibly useful repository of peer-reviewed articles on a great variety of scientific subjects. If you haven’t been there already, go now. I’ll….

Practical Ethics

Welcome to Practical Ethics where you can find daily ethical analysis of news events written by authors drawn from students and researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and from our visitors and guest authors. We focus on current events with practical ethical relevance, including developments in science and technology, environmental policy,….

Curated news in Future Studies

Updates from leaders and communicators featured in this site, including Anders Sandberg, the Cambridge Center for the Study of Existential Risk, the Future of Humanity Institute, the Future of Life Institute, KurzweilAI, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Peter Diamandis, Singularity HUB, Singularity University, and the Singularity Weblog. Our Favorites Favorite Tweets by @THTScience Live feed from Futurists Tweets from https://twitter.com/THTScience/lists/futurists Live feed from Futu..

LessWrong: Refining the art of human rationality

In the past four decades, behavioral economists and cognitive psychologists have discovered many cognitive biases human brains fall prey to when thinking and deciding. Less Wrong is an online community for people who want to apply the discovery of biases like the conjunction fallacy, the affect heuristic, and scope insensitivity in order to improve their….

Anders Sandberg

The Author: Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one. I’m an academic multitasker working in computer science, neuroscience, philosophy and future studies… or where else I find interesting problems to play with. I have for a long time been involved in public speaking about science, transhumanism, computer graphics, and….

How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do–the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a….

Cambridge Center for the Study of Existential Risk

An existential risk is one that threatens the existence of our entire species.  The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) — a joint initiative between a philosopher, a scientist, and a software entrepreneur — was founded on the conviction that these risks require a great deal more scientific investigation than they presently….

EPA Games, Quizzes, Cool stuff on the Environment

K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking skills and helps students make informed and responsible decisions. Games Air Quality Index Grades: K-5 What….

TeachEngineering

The TeachEngineering digital library is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. The collection continues to grow and evolve with new additions submitted from more than 50 additional contributor organizations, a cadre of volunteer teacher and engineer reviewers, and feedback from teachers who….

Bureau of Labor Statistics K-12

GAMES & QUIZZES Have some fun while learning about BLS information and statistics. STUDENT RESOURCES Find careers that relate to your interests and learn fun facts about the economy and jobs. TEACHER’S DESK Bring BLS into your classroom with these resources for teachers. FUN WITH STATS K-12 : Games & Quizzes : U.S. Bureau of Labor….

EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web

EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All….

Future of Life Institute

Technology has given life the opportunity to flourish like never before… or to self-destruct. FLI catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges. Mission: To catalyze and support research and initiatives for….