Thursday, June 02, 2011

Links ...

With all that stuff about Kakodkar Committee Report, it has been a while since I did one of these. There's a lot to link to, but this will have to do for now:

  1. Winners of the Worst PPT Slide Contest

  2. A great infographic on Arab Spring [h/t: Chris Blattman]

  3. If you use Google, here's some advice from the company on ensuring your information is safe online.

  4. The Bilingual Advantage. Claudia Dreifus of NYTimes interviews Ellen Bialystok, a professor of psychology at York University, Toronto [On strong recommendation from Mark Liberman of Language Log].

  5. Gary Taubes in NYTimes: Is Sugar Toxic? Scary story about the true badness of sugar (more specifically, fructose, which forms a big part of sugar, and sugary drinks). Caution: will change your behaviour -- just as it did mine -- in the presence of sweet stuff.