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by Maria Popova Where a third of our entire life goes, or what professional wrestling has to do with War and Peace .
Psychologists studying the way that people plan projects have found that they are often way too optimistic – they think the project will take less time, or cost less, or achieve greater change, or that the change is worth more, relative to what is realistic based on experience with other similar projects.
About three years ago, I shared 37 data-ish blogs you should know about , but a lot has changed since then.
Growing up my heroes were mostly scientists and writers – or people who were both: Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens; Jane Austen and Jane Goodall; Galileo, Stephen Jay Gould, Virginia Woolf and Gary Paulsen.
Sandwiched in between the two better-known eastern neighbourhoods of Marine Parade and Bedok, Siglap is less recognised, less dense and much smaller in size.
I know this is an old story, and I probably sound like a broken record, but facing this problem every day has left me fatigued; hopefully, this post will be cathartic and result in even a few more people becoming aware of this problem.
Ok, last September I set out with some awesome people to carry out some research on the blue sharks. Here is the trip report:
I don’t often write about gender and science, but I have been thinking and reading about it lately. If you were hoping for my typical aloof lecturing, or overblown (yet intellectual) ranting, just wait a few days (or you could revisit what I think of David Brooks and Larry Summers ).
Top picks “If this were true adios theory.” Darwin’s margin scribbles show the evolution of a theory
Giuseppe pens his thoughts on the Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop in Morocco. Every three years, I tell myself “this is the last time”, and then every time I change my mind.
By David Shiffman, on October 31st, 2011
Caribbean reef shark, Bimini.