23 may 2009

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/08/2046215&from=rss

IBM patents 40-minute meetings

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-05-12-best-speeches_N.htm

Commencement speech database

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/white-house-launches-datagov-and-seeks-advice-on-transparency/

data.gov

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreakonomicsBlog/~3/fIxhyROY8z8/

Google’s employee retention algorithm

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-downside-of-sexy-science/

Recent evolution of scientific areas

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/21/qt/the_cost_of_letting_medical_residents_get_a_little_sleep

High costs of letting medical residents sleep more

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132972

Google adds tools to help search users dig deeper

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/abandoned-stations-new-york-subway/10924

Abandoned subway stations in NYC

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/05/15/cifellows-program-for-new-computing-phds-is-launched/

http://cifellows.org

CIE fellows

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/sJcb2g9lTF4/article.pl

How Google scans books

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2009/05/15/cannes/index.html

Cannes opens

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520097,00.html

Low Pay One of Many Difficulties Facing Regional Pilots

http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/infosys-award-08/

Infosys award goes to Jon Kleinberg

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/20071021/free-my-phone/

Free my Phone

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/22585/

Wolfram Alpha and Google Face Off

http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/print/6208

IARPA at UMD

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/chi-0510-old-rockersmay10,0,4659107.story

Leonard Cohen’s concert

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/05/10/faith_based/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

It’s time for Obama to listen to his mama

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23513/

E-mailaholics: how to tell if you’ve got the habit

http://www.metrolyrics.com/every-strangers-eyes-lyrics-roger-waters.html

Every Stranger’s Eyes – Roger Waters lyrics

http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/datasets

A large collection of data sets

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2009/04/22/feniosky-pe-mora-named-seas-dean

New Columbia SEAS Dean

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/05/05/rental.car.fees/index.html

Rental Car Fees

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/04/14/christian_nation/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

America is not a Christian nation

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/nyregion/15columbia.html?_r=1

Columbia to Finish Section of Campus, 113 Years Later

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/BFmwNNwPBCw/article.pl

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wolframalpha_our_first_impressions.php

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/2009/05/chayes_on_interdisciplinarity.html

Interdisciplinarity in the age of networks

http://www.nap.edu/obama/

Pres. Obama addressing the National Academy of Sciences

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/01/07/marcel-just-and-tom-mitchell-appear-on-cbs-60-minutes/

Tom Mitchell’s research on “60 minutes”

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/28/1715258&from=rss

Social Networking Sites Getting Risky For Recruiting

http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/04/28/terry_eagleton/index.html?source=rss&aim=/books/review

Those ignorant atheists

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893286,00.html?xid=rss-nation-cnn

Cash-Strapped State Schools Being Forced to Privatize

http://www.ur.umich.edu/0809/Apr27_09/21.php

U-M’s official response

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/04/president_obama_announces_members_of_science_and_t.php

Obama’s science and technology advisers

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/opinion/27taylor.html

Op-Ed: End Universities as We Know Them

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/technology/27jeopardy.html?_r=1&hp

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/0PlPBoY3dJw/article.pl

IBM to take on “Jeopardy”

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/3ZDMeFRKO7w/article.pl

Taleb

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/books/04/27/ayn.rand.atlas.shrugged/index.html

‘Atlas Shrugged’ author sees resurgence

http://cm2prod.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Results%20World%20Finals%202009

ICPC rankings

http://www.smokefree.umich.edu

No more smoking at UM

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2009/04/where-do-econ-phds-begin.html

Where do Econ PhDs begin?

http://www.librarything.com/work/7643

Linked – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

http://www.librarything.com/work/675

Freakonomics – Steven Levitt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(book)

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.librarything.com/work/4214814

The Logic of Life – Tim Harford

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

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

http://www.librarything.com/work/17697

The wisdom of crowds – James Surowiecki

http://www.librarything.com/work/6382314

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities – Ian Stewart

http://www.librarything.com/work/23826

Critical Mass – Philip Ball

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/04/06/it_happened_one_weekend_the_public_school_dilemma_coops_raising_fees_now_is_the_time_to_raise_prices.php

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1121

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1144

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1147

Recent PhD Comics

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/02/guiding.light.canceled/index.html

“Guiding Light” out after 16,000 episodes

http://www.cra.org/ccc/locsymposium_slides.php

Computing Research that Changed the World:  Reflections and Perspectives

http://andrej.com/objectivism/

Become an Objectivist in Ten Easy Steps (with illustrations)

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2009/03/30/harvard_encourages_dusting_off_the_classics/

Harvard encourages dusting off the classics

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

List of cognitive biases (LONG!)

http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page/19

Sloan Fellowships

http://www.stanford.edu/about/facts/finances.html

The Stanford budget

http://columbiaspectator.com/2009/03/30/columbia-admits-most-selective-class-overall-rate-982-percent

Columbia admits its most selective class ever

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/03/23/coates

Knowledge Overload

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TimHarford/~3/538216143/

An extract from The Logic of Life by Tim Harford

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