Field of Science

What you missed in the last 2 weeks on the Internet - 10/22

Americans smarter than you thought
Or so says Mark Liberman, who analyzes some prominent examples of the "Fewer than X% of Americans knowY" meme.

Keep analyzing until you have a significant result
Joshua Carp, a Michigan PhD student, tried it out to see what would happen. Neurocritic has the skinny.

Not-final draft
PhD Comics reminds us that as nice as it feels to label a paper "FINAL.doc", you will pay for that good feeling shortly.

Brain mnemonics
Neuroskeptic suggests a few ways of remembering basic neuroanatomy terminology.

Google N-Grams relaunch
Ben Zimmer at LanguageLog explains the new features.

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