Monday, August 3, 2009

Here comes the science (link roundup)

Album cover for "Here Comes the Science" by They Might Be Giants. Apparently, it's a two disc set. First, a CD with music, and second, a DVD with animation for each track. 32% off at Amazon.

And a few more links:

1. This article says that insurgencies lose 41% of the time, and lists six reasons why (pdf). Via.

2. The admissions practices at the University of Illinois have been under investigation, and the investigator intends to recommend that the school's entire board of trustees resign. More than 100 students a year with ties to trustees, politicians, and wealthy donors got their names placed on special "clout lists." To be clear, that's a state school, funded by tax payers, giving preferential treatment to the children of the wealthy and connected. Via.

3. Funny engagement announcement.

*Previously: Teach the Controversy; Science t-shirts.

*Buy vintage textbooks at eBay.