Assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm 1. Maps of cultural centers, a new research tool, fun too. 2. “Now, the passing of the last of the imperial Ottoman Turks has led to a battle over the rent-controlled apartment of an Afghan princess on the Upper East Side.” 3. “Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips.” 4. Marathon finishing times have reference-dependent outcomes. And bumble bee cognitive individuality. 5. Good review of the excellent David Eimer book on Chinese minorities. And the strike that is Hong Kong. And who will end up owning New Zealand farms? 6. Early Mediterranean containerization. 7. Chefs, critics, solve for the equilibrium with four-letter words. 8. Serenading the cattle with my trombone (music video).