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Date: Sat May 23 2009 - 23:29:19 EDT

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.youtube.com/watch?v=3e22ufcqfTs
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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