Around the web (week of 2 December)
- How Academics Survive the Writing Grind: Some Anecdotal Advice, by Helen Sword for Lit Hub. I thoroughly enjoyed Sword’s book on the same topic, Air and Light and Space and Time
- For the biology nerds- Our recent pre-print about Anacapa, a bioinformatics pipeline for assigning taxonomy to sequences in environmental DNA projects
- What is Complexity? - a summary by the Bristol Center for Complexity Science. I paired this with this introductory video from the Santa Fe Institute’s Complexity Explorer.
- Animals are riding an escalator to extinction, by Ed Yong for The Atlantic. Based on this paper.
- What is a University?- Reading associated with UCLA Arts “10 Questions” series.
- Interview with Harsha Bhogle about the past, present, and future of (Indian) cricket. Fantastic listening, I suspect especially so for fellow Indian expats.
- The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, from On Point
- Los Hacheros at the NPR Tiny Desk
- Anoushka Shankar’s performance of Land of Gold at Glastonbury. This music lifts me.