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July 2011

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Life Beyond Medicine

Google Page Rank Love!

8 months into blogging and finally, that bit of Googlized love that every domain owner craves for: Page Rank! I figured out that since it had been several days since I had obsessed over my stats, it was time that I re-executed this exercise in futility. Little did I know unknown to me, The Big… Keep Reading

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Experimenting With Visual Learning Aids

I have been tinkering with visual learning tools, like mind maps and flow charts, because I find that it is not only more interesting to learn stuff this way, but also, I have better retention of stuff when I learn them like this. Here is an example of what I am talking about. Click on… Keep Reading

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Aaron Swartz and the Open Access Civil Disobedience

Aaron Swartz has been formally charged with a set of violations based on his hacking the MIT mainframe in order to get into JSTOR’s archives and downloading a large segment of JSTOR’s published materials with the purpose of distributing them through one or more file sharing sites. Ars Technica has run a blow by blow… Keep Reading

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Research Blogging

Aaron Swartz: The Robbing Hood of Open Access?

Let me make it clear at the very outset that I am aware that AS is being indicted for hacking by the federal government on charges of “wire fraud, computer fraud”, etc and not for downloading too many journal articles off JSTOR (4.8 million, to be precise). Here is what the prosecution had to say:… Keep Reading

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Research Blogging

Harry Potter and the Missing Trauma Cases

With the last Harry Potter movie in the piping (due for a global release this weekend), it is understandable if the Potter craze gets a little irked this time around. And in true keeping with my Pottermania, in this post, I am going to examine the effect the release of Potter books/movies has on us.… Keep Reading

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My F1000/PLoS Bag of Swag

So remember how I was the winner of the May Blogging Contest of Science3point0.com? It was on Open Science and I got a bag of goodies from PLoS and F1000 and they contained a bunch of awesome stuff. Here is a pic of me in my lair. Please don’t get all over on me, I… Keep Reading

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