Beautiful shot of the sun going down over a castle tower, and clear view of the current sunspot activity:
Businesses are starting to realize that the key to becoming competitive is knowing how to analyze all the data they have available. This means a shift in what skills are valuable to a company:
It's that time of year again, time to fall back (at least if you are in the US... well, some parts of the US):
So here's on of my pet peeves: we want to think we're rational, then we go do stupid stuff like this (click image for full-size):
How rational is it to spend 25 times as much on something that is almost 2000 times less likely to occur? Answer: it isn't.
Bed Goldacre demonstrates some of the most distorting ways bad science is being used in medicine a pharmaceuticals and offers ideas for a solution:
A brief overview of how sound and hearing works:
A fantastic talk about the necessary evolution of cities in light of the current state of the earth:
Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee, and more:
I gave up caffeine a couple years ago, and I'm sure glad I did. I actually feel better overall not being addicted to it. Yeah, I might not perform at quite the peak level I could, but I'm also never on the low between rushes... I net better (I think) on average.