Thursday, October 19, 2006


David Pennock gives a CS view of prediction markets and gambling on his new weblog Oddhead. For those interested in prediction markets also take a look at the group blog Midas Oracle.

Chris Leonard, former editor of the Elsevier theory journals, returns to academic publishing for the open-access publisher BioMed Central to help them expand into physics, math and CS. He writes about changes in scientific publishing (and other topics) in his weblog.

Should teachers try to make math interesting and relevant? No, according to Tom Loveless.

And I'd be remiss not to mention the lengthy New York Times profile on Shing-Tung Yau.


  1. Well, what do you expect with a name like Tom?

  2. doubt how Tom Loveless draw his conclusion. Acoording to himself,
    Fact 1: Within a given nation, the high-confidence kids did better than their peers.
    Fact 2: Even the least confident students in Singapore outscored the most confident Americans.

    It tells us generally Singapore beats USA on kids math. Of couse, there are couple of reasons. But, because of the fact 1, colorful textbook is certainly not one of them.