Monthly Archives: May 2015

How To Optimize Summer Travel And Not Get Blown Up

Every year I promise myself that I’ll just stay in one place for the summer, and every year that simply doesn’t happen. Today I’m posting from CIRM in Marseille, France. Next week I’m headed to Hong Kong to visit with … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

Ben Bernanke is blogging. (For some reason I find that funny: former Federal Reserve chairmen— they’re just like us!) In March, he started a blog at the Brookings Institution website. Several of the early posts are about explaining (and defending) the … Continue reading

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Turns Out You Can Be Diverse and Segregated At the Same Time

Well, it’s official, I’m an unrelenting fangirl for Dustin Cable’s Racial Dot Map and everything it stands for. If you’re not yet familiar, it’s one of the coolest data visualization projects to come out of the census data. The map … Continue reading

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Prepare to Be Nerdsniped

You have a lot of bags, and you want to store them by stuffing all of them into one of the bags. For n bags, how many ways are there to do this? I’ve spent a good amount of time … Continue reading

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