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Cut Your Cake And Keep It (Fresh), Too

Cut Your Cake And Keep It (Fresh), Too

[embedded content] YouTube "The ordinary method of cutting out a wedge is very faulty," wrote Sir Francis Galton, a British mathematician, in a 1906 letter to the journal Nature concerning the scientific principles of cake-cutting. More ... NPR, 2 months ago

Forget The Wisdom of Crowds; Neurobiologists Reveal The Wisdom Of The Confident

Way back in 1906, the English polymath Francis Galton visited a country fair in which 800 people took part in a contest to guess the weight of a slaughtered ox. After the fair, he collected the guesses and calculated their average which turned out ...
 Technology Review1 month ago
University College London

Galton archive now online

UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton. Containing a substantial number of biographical notes and images ...
 University College London1 month ago 10.07 - Galton archive now online - UCL  MyScience1 month ago

Back in the Day When Eugenics was Cool

In the minds of many, eugenic policies -- strategies aimed at positively influencing the genetic heritage of a community -- will always be associated with the abuses of Nazi Germany. What is little known, however, was the influence of Scottish ...
 Cutting Edge News2 days ago

Ebola, Bioterrorism and Depopulation (1)

President Jonathan called him 'a crazy man'. Was Patrick Sawyer really crazy for bringing Ebola to Nigeria? It all depends on how we look at his action. If seen from a vengeful eye, this Liberian-American could have turned his anger on the 'big ...
 Individual.com3 days ago

The perfect way to cut a mathematical loner's cake

My chum Aubrey Kagan just sent me an email. The subject line was "Having your cake and eating it." I like cake, so I didn't dilly-dally or shilly-shally. I opened the little scamp immediately. Inside, I found a link to this video featuring Alex ...
 EE Times India1 week ago Cake-Cutting Technique for Mathematical Loners  EE Times1 week ago

Technological dystopia looming, dooming the West

Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Published time: August 11, 2014 14:32 This latest Russian 'sanctions ...
 Russia Today1 week ago

@mhrackin: ...they remind me of one of my old favorite books that I read and studied...

I just received an email from my chum Aubrey Kagan (a.k.a. Antedeluvian). The subject line was "Having your cake and eating it." I like cake, so I didn't dilly-dally or shilly-shally. I opened the little scamp immediately. Inside, I found a link to ...
 EE Times1 week ago

When it comes to expertise, 10,000 hours of practice isn't enough

What distinguishes a few exceptional talents from a mediocre majority? Is it hours upon hours of monotonous dedication to perfecting a skill? Or is it rather an innate gift, like a natural ability or talent? The nature versus nurture debate as ...
 New Statesman2 weeks ago
New Business

Crowd Sourced Investment Advice...

Crowd behaviour is often thought of as irrational. We associate it with mobs, cults and a tendency to panic or adopt a herd mentality, often to ill effect. Yet not all crowd behaviour is negative, as Sir Francis Galton found at a farmer's fair in ...
 New Business2 weeks ago
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