Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics
A British podcast series about the science, history, and even works of art inspired by the influenza pandemic of 100 years ago.
http://goingviralthepod.libsyn.com/

The 1970s great calculator race
A twitter stream .. faster than the computer that took men to the moon.
via One Last Thing at How We Get to Next.

Golf: the neuroscience of the perfect putt
https://theconversation.com/golf-the-neuroscience-of-the-perfect-putt-103945

7 Mind-Mangling Optical Illusion GIFs

Boring Speakers Drone on
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06817-z

1 comment:

Gail B said...

I loved the boring speakers bit. So so true. How many of us have sat through talks in which the speaker has gone well over the time limit announced, endlessly saying they 'will be brief' but lose track of time and drive the audience to zzzz.

Same with journal articles. State what the article is about up front, get to it succinctly, be clear and end the thing with bringing it around to the specific theme quickly.