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Twist in the tale: Watson (contd.)

Continuing the story of James Watson, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories first issued a press release distancing themselves from Watson’s view on intelligence of black …
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How does your neighbourhood score?

If you live in the US, Canada or the UK, you can use a new resource to assess the walking-friendliness of your neighbourhood. Why …
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Scientists as "people"

Long post alert! The Science Museum in London has cancelled a talk by James Watson, of Watson & Crick fame. The museum takes exception …
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One for the feminists

Some consider single-sex colleges an antediluvian concept. Jeremy Paxman recently suggested this to the University Challenge team from my all-women college at Cambridge. Regardless …
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The Nobel economists

With my interest in asymmetries, I would like to blog more about the mechanism design theory but for now, it is great to know …
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On memory and memorisation

Ben Casnocha has an interesting post where he asks how useful an unusual memory is in the real world. He says his sense is …
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The other Nobel winner

I eat humble pie for not delving deep enough into today’s Nobel headline. It appears that the other recipient, jointly with Gore, is IPCC …
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Oh, how we (ill-)treat Science!

Sir Martin Evans wins the Nobel prize a day before his talk is cancelled for lack of interest. If the re-scheduled talk brings more …
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The genetic research gold rush

When the California gold rush began, the story goes that it was the guys selling picks and shovels that made the booty. What would …
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Received wisdom for start-ups

Sometimes it is good enough to share a great post from a great writer. Here Guy Kawasaki shares real numbers (finances, that is) from …
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