A piping hot batch of links – 20150619

The unseen women scientists behind Tim Hunt’s Nobel prize by Helen Cahill.

What is code? by Paul Ford.

The truth about our norm core by Tim Harford at the Undercover Economist. Three of the most famous experiments in social psychology actually showed much less conformity than is commonly reported.  h/t Jason Collins

The real lesson of the Stanford prison experiment by Maria Konnikova in the New Yorker.  A closer look at common misunderstandings about the Stanford Prison Experiment.

The five roads to generality in ecology by Jeremy Fox at Dynamic Ecology.

Baboon-trackers herald new age of animal behaviour research by Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

The distributed brainpower of social insects also by Ed Yong.

Fun (in that internet sort of way):

Biologist parents comic by Adam Gaylord.

The pharaohs of Silicon Valley: My journey through Google headquarters by Wyatt Dixon at Clickhole.

The famously difficult green-eyed logic puzzle. A video by Alex Gendler.

The Naked Mole Rat! A video by Emily Graslie

Why is there so much hate for the word “moist” by Jim Davies at Nautilus.


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