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Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Couple of Links

A couple of neat things I discovered this week:

Just judging by the name, you might think that ScienceWatch was one of those tedious attack sites going under the guise of "watches" (naming no names). But it's actually about "tracking trends and performance in basic research". By analysing citation data and so forth, they claim to be able to identify "hot papers" and, more interesting, hot "fronts" or themes in research. It's a commercial enterprise, but a lot of the material is free. They just mapped out the hot topics in current OCD research (although the results were hardly surprising).

Then there's Pology Magazine, which is a travel magazine, but with an anthropological/social science approach - and lots of extremely pretty pictures. It's well worth a visit.

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