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Hooray for experts

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EXPERTS SAID OBAMA WOULDN’T BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND $3 GAS IS HERE TO STAY From this article: Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. “The reality is that expensive […]

Don’t believe quotation websites

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Don’t trust quotation websites

Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?

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Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?

The counterfactual GPS hits XKCD

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In 2010, we proposed a counterfactual GPS. Today, XKCD had the same idea.

Do things when other people aren’t doing them

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Google has launched the uncrowdedr feature we’ve long been longing for.

How much damage did Carrie Underwood do to that guy’s truck in that song?

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How much damage did Carrie Underwood do to that guy’s car in that song?

Gelman had a sense about the dubious Science article

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Statistician Andrew Gelman had a sense that something was up with dubious Science article soon after it was published.

Preston McAfee joins Microsoft as Chief Economist

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Preston McAfee, decade-long editor of the American Economic Review, Caltech professor, and all around economist extraordinaire starts today as Chief Economist of Microsoft.

2014 guide to the American Marketing Association (AMA) job market interviews for aspiring professors

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PhD students in Marketing, Psychology, and Economics should send their “packets” out by the fourth of July in the hopes of lining up interviews at the annual AMA Summer Educator’s Conference. Each year DSN reprints this sort of “what to expect while you’re applying” guide, first published here by Dan Goldstein in 2005.

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

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The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense.