This week I found a few more links than usual, so it was hard to select the best ones. I’ll start with this video of a musical therapy that works marvels on an old man in a nursing home:
The rest of the links are below:
- Harvard’s Science and Cooking Public Lectures: I haven’t watched them yet for fear of not being able to stop.
- Impacting Our Young: A well written argument against using impact factors to measure academic excellence.
- The Intelligent Encyclopedia: A collection of drawings from 1982 describing the future of the encyclopedia by someone who had worked at Encyclopedia Britannica and Atari’s chief scientist. Fascinating.
- Life on Mars Found by NASA’s Viking Mission?: Clustering analysis on the data shows that there is a chance. But this is an indirect and somewhat weak evidence. Here is the paper.
- Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest: well, being able to sit for long periods of time has only been made possible very recently in human evolution.