URLs

http://www.examiner.com/x-40043-Burbank–Pop-Culture-Examiner~y2010m6d10-FlashForward-fans-black-out-in-Burbank

http://www.geekosystem.com/flashforward-fall-down-blackout-video/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/293241

Flashforward fans stage blackouts in front of ABC studios

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100609/full/465678a.html?s=news_rss

US students pay for downturn

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/time-is-relative

Time is relative

http://cacm.acm.org/news/93629-nsf-nih-to-measure-federal-science-funding-impact

NSF-NIH to measure federal science funding impact

http://www.eskimo.com/~miyaguch/hoeflin.html

The hardest IQ tests

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cccblog/wDnv/~3/AgM8wJuGWrY/

DoD support of university research

http://matt-welsh.blogspot.com/2010/05/secret-lives-of-professors.html

Secret lives of professors

http://pleac.sourceforge.net/pleac_python/index.html

“Programming Perl” in Python

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/05/20/brits-vote-iphone-8th-greatest-invention/

Poll: The 100 greatest inventions

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116378&org=NSF&from=news

Five new NSF STCs announced, including one on the Science of Information at Purdue

http://cacm.acm.org/news/91579-duke-to-shut-usenet-server-a-piece-of-internet-history

Duke to shut down usenet server

http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0207GREETINGS

Idiot America

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/05/18/qt/signs_of_british_brain_drain

British Brain Drain?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/16/texas-schools-rewrites-us-history

Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/05/16/ml_israel_chomsky/index.html

Israel won’t let Chomsky in

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116928&org=NSF

Scientists Seeking NSF Funding Will Soon Be Required to Submit Data Management Plans

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/11/overtime.heart.work/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Can overtime kill you?

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/05/10/the-10-most-profitable-college-majors/

The top 10 most profitable majors

http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/

Erosion of privacy on Facebook

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/05/10/nrc

New NRC graduate program ranking methodology

http://bit.ly/98sBnp

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

http://cacm.acm.org/news/89922-researchers-identify-critical-bridging-connectors-in-social-networks/fulltext

Identifying bridging connectors in social networks

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2010/05/humans-interbred-with-neanderthals.html

Humans interbred with Neandertals

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2300

Non-Latin domain names

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/nyregion/29lost.html?scp=1&sq=vlashki&st=cse

Listening to (and Saving) the World

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/technology/26captcha.html?th&emc=th

Spammers Pay Others to Answer Security Tests

http://www.visualizingeconomics.com/2006/11/05/2005-us-income-distribution/

US income distribution

http://shar.es/mGmts

Where is George?

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100504/full/465022b.html?s=news_rss

European funding may get simpler

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1305

The US Federal budget

http://www.cccblog.org/2008/11/30/game-changing-advances-from-computing-research-followup/

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research – Followup

http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/10/18/1947238/Observing-Evolution-Over-40000-Generations

Observing Evolution Over 40000 Generations

http://techcrunch.com/2009/10/17/beware-the-reverse-brain-drain-to-india-and-china/

Reverse Migration from the USA

http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html

Unemployment visualizations

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/64/42/24/2010fwc_matchschedule_1702_en.pdf

World Cup Match Schedule

http://www.gradeinflation.com/

Grade inflation

http://matriculationstats.org/top-25

Matriculation statistics for high schools

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/04/oxford-university-press-launches-the-anti-google.ars?old=v6

The anti-Google

http://matt-welsh.blogspot.com/2010/03/psychology-of-program-committees.html

The Psychology of Program Committees

http://precedings.nature.com/

A new way to disseminate preliminary research findings

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-computer-science-schools/rankings

latest CS rankings

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/research-rankings

latset Medical school rankings

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/13/science/13prof.html

Regina Duigan, the new head of DARPA

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/04/14/ugly-betty-why-it-mattered/

“Ugly Betty” is now over

http://www.science-metrix.com/30years/index.html#

Science metrics for different countries

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A5310-2001May31?language=printer

Breaking Down DVD Borders

http://www.filter.ac.uk/database/insightrecord.php?id=41

Beginners Swedish

http://www.mendeley.com

Organize, share, and discover research papers

http://vonahn.blogspot.com/2009/03/should-you-go-to-grad-school.html

Should you go to grad school?

https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/etc/news/shownews.cgi?1023

https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/etc/news/shownews.cgi?1022

https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/etc/news/shownews.cgi?1021

Tiny Mini-Generators Scavenge Energy From Ambient, Random Vibrations

http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/2010/03/steve_strogatz_writes_about_ma.html

Steve Strogatz’s math blog

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/03/19/qt/immigration_plan_would_give_green_cards_to_stem_grad_student

Immigration Plan Would Give Green Cards to STEM Grad Students

http://www.kongregate.com/games/AlexMatveev/3d-logic

http://www.kongregate.com/games/bontegames/factory-balls-2

http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/

http://home.zonnet.nl/kostunix/puzzles.html

http://www.highiqsociety.org/iq_tests/

http://www.lumosity.com/brain-games

http://www.puzzlemix.com/

http://krazydad.com/puzzles/

http://www.cluemaster.com/

http://www.nikoli.com/

http://www.passionforpuzzles.com/

http://www.google.com/puzzles/

http://wpc.puzzles.com/

http://www.otuzoyun.com/pqrst/

http://puzzlinks.com/

http://www.thekidzpage.com/

http://www.kids-puzzles.com/

http://www.sudoku.org.uk/

http://www.nikoli.co.jp/en/puzzles/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nikoli_puzzle_types

http://www.dailysudoku.com/nurikabe/pdf/2007/08/2007-08-31.pdf

http://www.dailysudoku.com/nurikabe/archive/index.shtml

http://www.puzzle-bridges.com/print.php

http://www.puzzle-loop.com/

http://www.puzzle-nonograms.com/

http://www.puzzle-shikaku.com/

http://www.puzzle-light-up.com/

http://www.puzzle-nurikabe.com/

http://www.puzzle-dominosa.com/

Miscellaneous online puzzles

URLs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_Sofia_Boby_Dimitrov_1.jpg

http://www.picturesfrombulgaria.com/

http://www.bulgariaphotos.net/?l=en

http://gallery.guide-bulgaria.com/

Photos of Bulgaria

http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2010/03/causality_and_s.html

Causality…

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/26/liberals.atheists.sex.intelligence/index.html?hpt=C2

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/page/0,,id=14806,00.html

IRS 2010 withholding calculator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYoTJItSPt0&feature=popular

Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans

http://www.thesheepmarket.com/

The sheep market

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/17/report.millennials.faith/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Report

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=7526

Obama to get UM honorary degree

http://science.thomsonreuters.com/globalprofilesproject/

New university ranking initiative

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/LOduxYtYiG4/What-emWouldem-Have-Entered-the-Public-Domain-Tomorrow

What would have entered the public domain this year

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/vcguUw3LI2s/Worlds-Tallest-Building-To-Open-Monday

Dubai’s tower

Starbucks – giving your name

Employees at Starbucks have recently been very insistent on asking their customers their names. Here is how the conversation goes each time (with small modifications each time).

- What is your name?

- Drago

- Huh?

- Drago

- Excuse me?

- Drago

- Roberto?

- No, Drago

- Gardo?

- No, D-R-A-G-O

Barista writes on cup: Eduardo