Coprolalia, March 7th

[Pictured: The Lion King]

Deep-sea bacteria form a long-range signaling network, just like in Avatar

DARPA: Where amazing happens

We’re getting a new penny

Where is rich in the USA?

Chasing the perfect chef

Robots totally rule, and don’t you forget it

Architecture review of Las Vegas by an extremely biased New Yorker

Homeless Chic: China’s coolest man

I’m pretty much a huge sucker for noir

Diplomacy can be confusing

A Yellowstone fox catches dinner

Too long have the British menaced our shores

New York City and Las Vegas, from far above

Bye bye, tuna rolls

Some more good advice on being a graduate student

Scene length in movies is converging on a 1/f distribution…like everything else in the world

Academia, the standard by which very little is set


Ezster Hargittai of Crooked Timber has a new “advice” column for those looking to eventually get tenure. A lot of it is fairly obvious – try to network, be prepared, etc etc – but it’s also good to remember. One of the benefits of writing things down is that it standardizes and helps reinforce learning. So remember this advice, thou that wishes to become a tenured professor!

Too often I have had people ask me for advice on how to approach a situation too late in the process. For example, the year you are on the job market is not the right time to start wondering about how to make yourself a competitive candidate. Similarly, the year you are coming up for tenure is too late for plans that will help maximize your chances of a successful tenure and promotion review. The relevant strategies often take years of investment and work…

(Image from williac)