• Miss Universe Canada disqualifies transsexual contestant
    ‘“She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” stated a Miss Universe Canada release issued on Friday. “We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best,” it concludes, without specifying what requirements she did not meet.’
  • Researcher’s Findings in the Amazon Pit Him Against Noam Chomsky – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education
    ‘Along the way, the former missionary discovers that the language these people speak doesn’t follow one of the fundamental tenets of linguistics, a finding that would seem to turn the field on its head, undermine basic assumptions about how children learn to communicate, and dethrone the discipline’s long-reigning king, who also happens to be among the most well-known and influential intellectuals of the 20th century.’
  • Bytebeat — Kragen
    ‘The interesting thing is that Crowd, like bytebeat music in general, is a piece of rhythmic and somewhat melodic music with no score, no instruments, and no real oscillators. It’s simply a formula that defines a waveform as a function of time.’