Welcome to this fortnight’s links!
- Daughters of the Chorus: Links and a documentary about Vivaldi’s music for Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà
- A very old brain.
- Bostonians are aware of this food called ‘Peking Ravioli’ – a term not used other places. Here’s the story of the name.
- 9 facts about computer security experts wish you knew. (This more or lines up with what I’ve heard from other sources.)
- My webhost just posted a pointer to a free online cybersecurity class they recommend.
- A discussion of how and whether mobile devices (and the expectations we have about their use) is changing search and academic research patterns, or will in the not too distant future.
- Doug Johnson on the steps toward planning a move to a new learning management system.
Words and names:
- I loved this comic illustrating a long quote from Isaac Asimov, “A lifetime of learning“
- An interesting discussion and analysis of ways to teach about plagiarism.
- An infographic helping with people who want to read Terry Pratchett’s work, but aren’t sure where to begin.
- When mentally ill students feel alone – an article from the Atlantic looking at college and university policies and how they are both often not helpful and complicated.
- An interview with two of the people sent to jail in 2014 in the UK for trolling.
Interesting visual things:
- I’ve been subscribing to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s art of the day feed for a while. There are many gorgeous things in it, but this polar bear just makes me happy.
- A New York Times set of images showing snow cover across the US in February for the past few years.
- Discussion of images of a supernova, producing an Einstein Cross, and all the fascinating things about space that are involved.
- Watch U-238 decay in real time.