Another week is gone by. I didn't post so much myself, but luckily a lot of other people did, and here is my list of favorites.
- How does salt melt snails? (Adventures in Ethics and Science)
- There is no missing link (Evolving Thoughts)
- Swine flu: estimating pandemic potential with a computer model using early data (Effect Measure)
- Origin of life: building an RNA world from simple chemicals (Ars Technica)
- The web browser address bar is the new command line (Coding Horror)
- The basics of SWIG (Programming for Scientists)
- Google: 15,000 searches = 1 cheeseburger (Ars Technica)
- Canonical aims for the cloud with new Ubuntu One (Ars Technica)
- Why do computers suck at math? (Coding Horror) ... please ignore the nonsense that addition and subtraction is not equally problematic, that is a truth with modifications...
- A year with Python (Eli Bendersky)
- Copy, load, redirect and tee using C++ streambufs (Word Aligned)
- You can't write that number; in fact you can't write most numbers (Good Math, Bad Math)
Copyright and patent rights
- Big Content's "theater of the absurd" at DMAC hearings (Ars Technica)
- ACLU wants patents on gene tests declared unconstitutional (Ars Technica)
- How massive is the Milky Way? (Starts with a Bang)
- What are the strings in String Theory made of? (The Scientific Indian) ... I don't really see how the Incompleteness Theorem applies, but hey...
- Not all causal relationships are created equal (Gene Expression)
- Advice on statistical model building (Statistical Modeling)