Here are a few links for your weekend reading.
- My UW-Madison colleague Jordan Ellenberg is a math blogger. This week I discovered his delightful post Blogging as Competitive Eating.
- The science of introverts and the workplace. Extroverts and introverts in the workplace.
- Why two spaces after a period isn’t wrong. “The vitriol that the single-space camp has toward the double-spacers these days is quite amazing, and typographers have made up an entire fake history to justify their position.”
- I am usually embarrassed when I read articles on the Huffington Post. There are a few gems in the online paper, but most of the articles are tabloid-worthy. But I wholeheartedly recommend HuffPo’s “Girls in STEM” page.
- New research suggests that the flipped classroom helps student learning: “In one setting, in one class, over 3 years, student performance improved in a statistically significant way in a flipped classroom model. ” See my previous post on flipping here.
- The hotness-IQ tradeoff in academia. Engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists have really high IQs. And I’ll leave it at that. On the other hand, it looks like philosophers have it all.
- Do left-handed people die young?