Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 28, 2016

Scipy Lecture Notes

Tutorials on the scientific Python ecosystem: a quick introduction to central tools and techniques. The different chapters each correspond to a 1 to 2 hours course with increasing level of expertise, from beginner to expert.

A great intro to Scipy and the things your can do with it.

July 19, 2016

Lucian Freud painting denied as his is genuine, BBC finds

An early Lucian Freud painting worth at least £300,000 has been identified by the BBC, despite the artist’s own denials that it was his work.

I recommend watching some episodes of BBC’s Fake or Fortune is you are like me and find these kinds of stories fascinating.

July 18, 2016

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

Today, scientists’ success often isn’t measured by the quality of their questions or the rigor of their methods. It’s instead measured by how much grant money they win, the number of studies they publish, and how they spin their findings to appeal to the public.

I couldn’t agree more.

July 17, 2016

The world’s most powerful corporation

The East India Company was vast and powerful, hiring thousands across the world. But what was it like to work there? And are there parallels with today’s multinationals?

A really good piece on the company’s history.

July 15, 2016
July 14, 2016