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Some of the articles that have caught my eye this week:
- Did you know there have been more than 2000 nuclear explosions on the planet since 1945? I didn’t. Displayed in an animation from Pink Tentacle
- Guillermo del Toro to make games – but what other film directors would you like to see join him? Article in the Guardian
- Black Friday for many strategic players in the voluntary and community sector. The UK government cuts funding to Third Sector.
- Nicholas Lovell’s graph showing massive rises in game sales against consistently falling violent crime.
- UK government cuts funding for 1000s of playgrounds. BBC article. Emma Kane organises a campaign to fight the cuts.
- How the Economist sells cleverness. Thoughts from the NYTimes.
- Ushahidi launches simplified crisis-mapping service. From the Guardian.
- DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness. From Wired.com
- Poverty linked to mental health disorders according to study funded by Wellcome Trust
- Student Undergrads study ineffectively on computers according to research published in the Journal of Educational Psychology
- Research from NSF shows a good kindergarten education makes dollars and sense.
- Focus on results can make children do worse, Institute of Education study finds.
- Learning a Language From an Expert on the Web. Article from NYTimes.com
- Microblogging in higher education. Research from Upper Austria University and others.
- Study in BioMed Central of medical students attitudes towards video games.
- Women Set the Pace as Online Gamers from NYTimes.com report