A week of links


Jason Collins


September 27, 2014

Links this week:

  1. Is your body mostly microbes? A nice take-down of  another trail of citations dead-ends. One thing I have learnt from my PhD research is that when it comes to citations, academics are lazy.

  2. A good piece on Peter Thiel. Curing death is on the agenda.

  3. Fixing gender bias in research subjects. HT: John Durant

  4. Using data in determining punishment - some interesting implications. HT: Marginal Revolution

  5. Deadweight loss in pointless research.

  6. Three complexity MOOCs about to kick off from the Santa Fe Institute.

  7. A not-so-convincing attempt to take down the philosophy behind nudging.

  8. Don’t expect praise if you state your motivations behind hiring women.

  9. Predicting when bubbles will pop from MRIs.