Links for 2012-05-18

The poor and their time are soon parted § Unqualified Offerings Why do I bring this up? I bring it up because I read this article about how the poor get trapped in a system that rains shit down on them. No, I’m not here to offer the poor advice on how to find good […]

Links for 2012-05-16

n+1: Lions in Winter, Part One A very long and thorough history of the New York Public Library, how its current plans to gut the main research library came about, and what they mean for the idea of a public research library. Correcting the Record on College Graduates and Job Prospects by Joshua Tucker | […]

Links for 2012-05-14

Surviving the World – Lesson 1395 – Arguing And, once again, the internet has been explained in under 20 words. If Publishing Is Dead, What Happens to Non-Fiction? « Maureen Ogle Consider: I started working on the meat book in early 2007. I finished it in early 2012. You do the math. I spent five […]

Links for 2012-05-11

Next Time, Fail Better – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education Humanities students should be more like computer-science students. I decided that as I sat in on a colleague’s computer-science course during the beginning of this, my last, semester in the classroom. I am moving into administration full time, and I figured that this […]

Links for 2012-05-10

A rare interview with former no. 1 overall pick Greg Oden about his injury-plagued career – Grantland He was just … Greg. For instance, as we were finishing our meal, three separate groups of fans approached him and asked for autographs and pictures. Like always, he granted their requests with an annoyed expression, didn’t say […]

Links for 2012-05-09

Confessions of a Community College Dean: Adjuncts on Food Stamps The general idea isn’t new, of course, but the numbers are. The story notes a threefold increase just from 2007 to 2010 in the number of people affected. I have to admit that my first response was “there but for the grace of God.” Anyone […]

Links for 2012-05-08

A Visual Approach to Simplifying Radicals (A Get Out of Jail Free Card) | Reflections in the Why Consider a square with an area of 24. The side has length √24. This square can be divided into 4 smaller squares, each with an area of 6. The sides of these smaller squares have length √6. […]

Links for 2012-05-07

Confrontation with my grand dad-The difficult task of proving the earth is round! « lazychemist To have grown up with an idea that earth is not flat, it never occurred to me that I will ever need to prove that to anyone, at least not to someone in my own family. But given that my […]

Links for 2012-05-04 The Best Science Writing Online 2012 (9780374533342): Jennifer Ouellette, Bora Zivkovic: Books Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science– from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as […]

Links for 2012-05-03

Is Cosmology in Shambles? « Galileo’s Pendulum I’ll fill in more about each of these studies shortly, but note in both cases, the authors make very strong statements about the very existence of dark matter, including the quotations that begin this post. In fact, the National Geographic coverage of the second article states things even […]