Links 12/11/10

A warm day (for December) with sun! If you’re stuck inside, here are some links for you. Science:
15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics
Science is not the oppressor.
A Compensation for Cold Weather: Higher IQs. New research finds that within the U.S., those states with cooler temperatures tend to have populations with higher IQs. (anyone want to get a copy and fisk this?)
Other:
Thomas Friedman, the High Priest of Austerity
Deficit commission plan would kill 4 million jobs, analysis finds
Sure, the government is just like your family: Dems have used this dreadfully misleading metaphor to show Washington media courtiers their “seriousness” for years
Useless Metaphors

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3 Responses to Links 12/11/10

  1. Katharine says:

    How does the IQ-temperature correlation hold up in locations that have more established populations, for example, northern Europe and Siberia versus Africa and South Asia?
    It may also have something to do with the apparent correlation between latitude and poverty.

  2. Katharine says:

    There been any significant studies on disease in the south vs. north?

  3. Katharine says:

    There been any significant studies on disease in the south vs. north?

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