Science is Culture

Archives for August, 2010

Reproducible Research

Our friend Victoria Stodden is the lead author on a paper published today in Computing in Science and Engineering summarizing the recommendations of a roundtable we participated in at Yale on data (and code) sharing in (computational) science. Seed’s Joy Moore is an additional author on the paper. To adhere to the scientific method in…

From the New York Times: Now some humanities scholars have begun to challenge the monopoly that peer review has on admission to career-making journals and, as a consequence, to the charmed circle of tenured academe. They argue that in an era of digital media there is a better way to assess the quality of work.…

Journey to the Center of a Triangle

Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell, presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. (via swissmiss)

From the New York Times The key to the Alzheimer’s project was an agreement as ambitious as its goal: not just to raise money, not just to do research on a vast scale, but also to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately, available to anyone with a computer anywhere in the…