URLs

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/03/hawking.god.universe.criticisms/index.html?hpt=C1

Hawking criticized for speaking his mind on religion

http://wealthson.com/688/top-universities-churning-out-billionaires

Top universities churning out billionaires

http://glitchhopforum.com/glitch-hop-music/vuvuzela-concert-flat-t4664.html

Vuvuzela concerto in B flat

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/24/qt/doctoral_rankings_will_be_released_sept_28

NRC rankings to be released soon

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/the-third-replicator/?th&emc=th

The Third Replicator

http://www.ioi2010.org/scoreboard/scoreboard.html

The IOI scoreboard

http://kafene.net/news.html?fb_990998_anch=13048759

IOI feedback

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10/08/0812_popularity_index/index.htm?chan=magazine+channel_top+stories

The popularity issue

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php

The college mindset list for the class of 2014

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~aaron/blog/archives/2010/07/life_as_a_young.htm

Life as a young scholar

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/zIhs6f892jY/story01.htm

Young will have to change names to escape ‘cyber past’ warns Google’s Eric Schmidt

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings

New college rankings

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/16/nsf

The future of social science research at NSF

http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2123935,00.html

A really interesting story (and comments) on the state of scientific research in America

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/27/martin-gardner-obituary

Obituary for Martin Gardner

http://matt.might.net/articles/successful-phd-students/

Qualities of successful PhD students

http://www.academicproductivity.com/

Academic productivity blog

http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/

PhD in pictures

http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=456

Scott Aaronson on the new candidate proof for P!=NP

http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=304

Ten Signs a Claimed Mathematical Breakthrough is Wrong

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/05/oath

Hippocratic Oaths for Academe

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/books/review/30kirn.html

Interview with Gary Shteyngart about Absurdistan

http://www1.voanews.com/russian/news/a-33-2006-07-10-voa1.html

A more interesting one

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/d8Cfx7mrUCs/story01.htm

Better algorithms for chess rankings

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/03/qt/evaluating_graduates_of_foreign_medical_schools

Performance of medical graduates from non-US universities

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/60952/title/Machine_versus_manhole

Machine vs. manhole

http://www.cccblog.org/2010/07/06/at-the-interface-between-computer-science-and-economics

At the Interface between Computer Science and Economics

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100630/full/466016b.html

Italian universities in crisis

http://www.ielanguages.com/swedish.html

Swedish: vocabulary

http://www.onlineswedish.com/pronounce.php

Swedish: pronunciation

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

Swedish: history, grammar

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100616/full/465858a.html?s=news_rss

Russia woos lost scientists

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/07/19/dissecting-inception-six-interpretations-and-five-plot-holes/

Review of Inception

http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross

All-time movie gross income

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/andrew_ohehir/2010/07/14/inception/index.html?CP=IMD&DN=110

Review of Inception

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/07/02/100-great-things-about-america-part-1/?hpt=C2

100 great things about America – part I

http://www.iol.nu

IOL 2010