After a not-so-short hiatus during which I visited friends and family in Bulgaria, went through a couple of seasonal colds, and got a new workstation up and running (MacBook Pro with W7), I am finally back to the blog. As a warm-up, a bunch of interesting links you might have missed during January:

The art of procrastination (surprisingly effective)
Why students don’t learn
Modeling the spread of rumours (in the digital age)
Visualizing the connections between the artists who developed abstract art

Coursera starts a free course on Social Network Analysis (with R
Calls for more science-based policy making coming from the UK
What happens when you take you econometric results too seriously 
What’s like to spend 40 years in the Siberian taiga (if you understand Russian, watch the amazing videos about the story)
Coral by Fleix Salazar [via Colossal]

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