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2015-02-26 Psychology Journal Bans Significance Testing
The war against p-values is heating up.
2015-02-23 Reference Tagger
“Take an arbitrary unstructured academic citation (e.g copy-pasted from a paper), and automatically parse and format it into a BibTeX record.” I need something like this.
2015-02-21 Alien star system buzzed the Sun
70,000 years ago a dwarf star passed through the Oort cloud.
2015-02-21 Visualizing Twitter Connections with D3 and ClojureScript
Case study for importing and using a javascript library. His example output is live: you can rearrange the graph with the mouse.
2015-02-21 A New Virus!
And another reason to fear ticks.
2015-02-13 Lazy Physics (and Clojure)
Processing time series data from particle physics experiments using Clojure’s lazy sequences.
2015-02-13 Interstellar's true black hole too confusing
The calculated appearance of the accretion disc was significantly altered for the movie.
2015-02-13 Linux for Astronomers: Distro Astro
“This distribution bundles together astronomy software to help users with tasks like running observatories or planetariums, doing professional research or outreach.”
2015-02-13 One Stupid Tweet
This story of sadism on the internet reminds me of how John Gruber whipped up an internet frenzy against an 80 year old man, leading to the vandalising of the victim’s house.
2015-02-05 Matplotlib Writeup in LWN
My article introducing matplotlib, the plotting library for Python, appeared today.
2015-02-03 Om Github Page
With useful lists of community resources.
2015-01-31 Have a scientific problem? Steal an answer from nature
My article in Ars Technica about biomimetics appeared today.
2015-01-27 Sal Polisi, Master Woodcarver at South Street Seaport Museum, Dies at 79
Thanks to the Times for taking notice. He sounds like a great guy.
2015-01-23 Dr. House’s Yelp Review
I thought he and his hospital were fictional. Who knew?
2015-01-16 Los Alamos Declassified
Physicist Jeremy Bernstein on the recently declassified photographs from the atomic bomb project.
2015-01-16 On Charlie Hebdo Pope Francis is using the wife-beater’s defence
A moral imbecile in the perfect job.
2015-01-15 French Courage, British Cowardice
The BBC places their policy of adherence to sharia above the most rudimentary journalistic obligations. They need to study at the feet of the reporters of France and all over Europe, who have shown courage, solidarity, and the willingness to risk “offending.”
2015-01-14 The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?
Sensible criticism of the diet fad.
2015-01-12 Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic
There’s not much else to say.
2015-01-11 Gigantic Paris Rally
“Police vans arrive in Place de la Republique and are applauded. I have never seen this before at a march or demonstration.”
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