Unrelated to all that, 2/7 edition
(above: “the dangers of women voting”)
A down week as I came down with a cold. Normally I write up everything for my blog on Saturday or Sunday morning but this week I was unable to write anything coherent. So enjoy these links!
On the web
Meaning is a subtle concept. On translating (part of) Leopardi’s Zibaldone
Even though there is a clear category distinction: pondering the limits of anthropomorphism
Which neuroscience conference should you go to? It really depends on the bars.
This is why rent sucks in San Francisco. I once plotted the amount of housing in Portland, OR (metro) vs SF-Oakland; despite having drastically fewer people, Portland had built more housing over the past ten years!
I have a thing for maps and infrastructure: US bus and Amtrak routes
Genetic determinism: why we never learn – and why it matters
Hits a little too close to home. If Harry Potter was submitted to an academic journal
Because no one uses Google+. Multi-platform use of social media
Ecology is everywhere. A living nest!
It’s been a good week for pretty pictures. The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Picture of the week
“With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.” – Enrico Fermi [initially misattributed to John von Neumann, sorry]
Tweet of the Week