Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 18, 2012

Skeu It!

a celebration of arbitrary and gratuitous user interface decisions, collected and grumped out by @303 and some friends.

October 11, 2012

The winning formula for Nobel prizes

Genius, passion, hard work, and a little bit of luck – that’s what we are told sets Nobel prize recipients apart from us mere mortals. But could there be any secret, hidden factors that come into play?

To find out, we’ve sifted through the vital statistics of all the winners since the very first Nobel prizes were awarded in 1901. Does your birth-date matter?

I never stood a chance.

October 4, 2012

Noah Gray on scientific abstracts

Scientific abstracts are the hooks attempting to capture a discerning reader’s attention, the shortcuts saving the busy reader some time and the keys unlocking scientific knowledge for those lacking a portfolio of academic journal subscriptions. But don’t be dismayed if you’re still confused after reading an abstract multiple times. When writing this leading, summarizing paragraph of a scientific manuscript, researchers often make mistakes.

Good advice for my own thesis.