Monday, December 27, 2021

Monday ASMR

 For feline fans, after the hectic holiday weekend... Can't remember if I've used this one before, but an old 5-minute cat-scratching video that actually makes for a fine ASMR clip even though it's not even labelled as such:

Friday, December 24, 2021

A "Law" of Language

 As someone who was always interested in both math and psycholinguistics, was happy to see Zipf's Law get a mention from Futility Closet today:

Wikipedia entry for same:

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Movie Mathdom

 For today, just a fun post from "X-Bubbler" on favorite movies about mathematicians:

...which reminds me of a more recent such movie which I never saw, "Adventures of a Mathematician" all about the life of Stanislaw Ulam:

Sunday, December 12, 2021

John Cook on "Fraud, Sloppiness, and Statistics"

 A LOT of scientific papers later appear to be wrong. John Cook attempts to explain the likely reasons; longer than his typical posts, but still succinct: