Writing worth reading - 27th/28th August 2022
How a Public School in Florida Built America’s Greatest Math Team by Ben Cohen
“As he picked the brains of rival coaches whose teams consistently beat Buchholz, Mr. Frazer became obsessed with one question …”
Real peer review has never been tried by Saloni Dattani
“The operation and funding of journals also changed. While the majority of journals had previously been run by academic societies, many were bought by commercial publishers from the 1960s and onward …”
What Can You Invent Using This Exercise by Michael Michalko
“Another technological breakthrough based on a visual analogy to nature is the Velcro fastener. George deMestral became curious about why no one had improved the common zipper. He spent time thinking of how things in nature fastened themselves to other objects. One day while ...”
We Can Only Be Enemies by Peter Pomerantsev
“The Horbonos family also got an unusual insight into the Russians’ motivations. When I asked Sergey what he thought drove them, he was unequivocal. The soldiers, he said, were propelled not by national pride or expansionary zeal but by money ...”
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