URLs (December 29, 2010)

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-scientists-factors-news-agenda.html

Scientists map what factors influence the news agenda

http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-15327-3/contents/

Algorithms unplugged

https://lsadc.org/info/documents/2010/press-releases/2010-12-media-advisory-annual-meeting.pdf

Linguistics Society of America Annual Awards

http://cacm.acm.org/news/102934-ibm-supercomputer-watson-to-challenge-jeopardy-stars

IBM’s Watson

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/datasets

New n-gram datasets from Google

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/12/polanski.html

Polanski

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/football/12/02/world.cup.qatar.opinion/index.html?hpt=T2

Qatar 2022

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1009/soccer.2022.world.cup.stadiums.qatar/content.1.html

Proposed stadiums for Qatar 2022

http://www.economist.com/node/17460678

Climbing Mount Publishable

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2741

“Untranslateable” words

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~aaron/blog/archives/2010/10/storytelling_st.htm

Story telling (by Aaron Clauset)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/10/21/opinion/20101021_Oplunch.html?scp=8&sq=healthy%20food%20cafeteria&st=cse

Lunch line redesign

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/opinion/08judt.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=judt%20new%20york&st=cse

Tony Judt on New York

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11710831

Houellebecq wins Goncourt Prize for his new book “The Map and the Territory”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/opinion/05iht-edcohen.html?hp

Change or Perish

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/11/22/am.tsa.snl.spoof.cnn?hpt=T1

SNL’s TSA spoof

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6007/1032.full.pdf?sid=2dd73c30-a5de-482a-90c7-92c5be9ec5df

Handful of U.S. Schools Claim Larger Share of Output

http://chronicle.com/article/Decoding-the-Value-of-Computer/125266/

Decoding the value of Computer Science

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html

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