Links 11/4/15

Links for you. Science:

Graduate survey: Uncertain futures
Create a Heatmap in Excel
Is It Foolish to Model Nature’s Complexity With Equations? (bad title, very important article; make sure to watch the video)
NIH director says political discord threatens research funding
Climate scientist requesting federal investigation feels heat from House Republicans

Other:

My godmother died where a new sidewalk design made her walk in traffic (this is a structural problem, and it’s not an accident)
Emails Show Pro-Payday Loan Study Was Edited By The Payday Loan Industry
My six nation Haudenosaunee passport is not a ‘fantasy document’
Homeless lose a refuge with new closing time at Reagan
In Denver suburb, a school board race morphs into $1 million ‘proxy war’
APPARENT HORIZON: SANDERS SHRUGGED
5 things you should know about the Republican welfare state (NO WELFARE STATE FOR YOU!)
Will cheaper health insurance really raise wages? The evidence is thin.
How our housing choices make adult friendships more difficult
Suburban Bailout
To save money, states give up on repairing some rural roads
Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled
Does Hillary Clinton Support Cuts to Social Security?
Deterioration of public school arts programs has been particularly jarring in L.A.
Inside the Secretive World of Tax-Avoidance Experts
Note to the Left: Let’s Save Accusations of Racism and Sexism for Stuff That’s Really Racist and Sexist

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1 Response to Links 11/4/15

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Create a heatmap in Excel

    Why? It seems a bit pointless to do all that mucking about when one can do the same thing in R with a one-line command.
    heatmap(x)

    Still it can be done just like the résumé I saw someone write in Lotus123.

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