At Coding Horror Jeff Atwood revisits the Monty Hall problem; he also has some links to several other pieces on this very interesting puzzle that even mathematicians are known to have fumbled on.
One of the links is to the original article by Marilyn vos Savant, published in 1991 [Update: Check out Rahul's comment, below, about a version of this problem discussed by Martin Gardner in 1959 !] . If you click through [to von Savant's site], don't forget to browse through the adverse comments on her (correct) solution that came from so many academics!
A Mystery link (cartoon).
Michael Nielsen: How to read mathematics and physics.
Just when you thought Elsevier can't stoop any lower, you get this: Elsevier offered to pay reviewers for posting good reviews -- 5 stars -- on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.
An interesting research finding on open access publications: Is freely available literature better disseminated?
Empirically, we find that articles that received good evaluations on F1000 biology (a website where experts post evaluations of recently published papers in biology) were more likely to be in open access.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Posted by Abi. Posted at 8:54 AM