Sunday, February 27, 2011


  1. Killugudi Jayaraman at The Great Beyond [a blog]: Indian government competition for better skin whiteners draws fire. Good to see wake up to the controversy two months after it broke. [Thanks to Sharmishta for the pointer].

    BTW, there has been no Challenge of the Month contest since the second one -- cost effective alternatives to silicones to improve feel, shine and tactile properties of surfaces -- ended on 31 Januuary 2011.

  2. Freeman Dyson: How We Know. A review of James Gleick's The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

  3. Kevin Carey in The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Dangerous Lure of the Research-University Model.

  4. J.B. Deaton: Do you need ideal conditions to do great work? [Hat tip: Swarup]

  5. Sunday fun link: The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos).