Turner Prize Tensions
The announcement that Susan Philipsz had won the Turner prize—Britain's most embattled arts prize—was rendered almost inaudible by the chants and whoops of student protesters.
The announcement that Susan Philipsz had won the Turner prize—for a sound piece consisting of her own frailly beautiful voice singing a Scottish lament over the black waters of the Clyde—was rendered almost inaudible tonight by the chants and whoops of student protesters, who were separated from the champagne-sipping partygoers at Tate Britain only by a hastily erected barrier. Students from London's art schools, including Chelsea College of Art & Design and Central Saint Martin's, had occupied the entrance hall of Tate Britain, where they demonstrated against the coalition government's cuts to the arts and humanities in higher education.
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Research shows that the way math is taught in schools and how its conceptualized as a subject is severely impairing American student's ability to learn and understand the material.
- Americans continually score either in the mid- or bottom-tier when it comes to math and science compared to their international peers.
- Students have a fundamental misunderstanding of what math is and what it can do. By viewing it as a language, students and teachers can begin to conceptualize it in easier and more practical ways.
- A lot of mistakes come from worrying too much about rote memorization and speedy problem-solving and from students missing large gaps in a subject that is reliant on learning concepts sequentially.
The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
- A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
- The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
- Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
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