Friday assorted links

1. Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days.  And: “There were disproportionally more hyperprolific authors in Malaysia (= 13) and Saudi Arabia (= 7), countries both known to incentivize publication with cash rewards.”  The link is interesting throughout, for instance: “One unexpected result was that some hyperprolific authors placed many publications in a single journal…Three authors have each published more than 600 articles in the former [journal] (Hoong-Kun Fun, Seik Weng Ng and Edward Tiekink); three authors have each published more than 400 papers in the latter (Karl Peters, Eva Maria Peters and Edward Tiekink).”  And further information here.

2. “Rwanda’s foreign direct investment portfolio hit the one billion dollar mark for the first time last year, beating its East African Community peers Kenya and Uganda for the first time.

3. MIE: “The Frying Pan Tower, a surplus Coast Guard Light Station, is located 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina and has been turned into a unique adventure bed & breakfast like no other and, NOW YOU CAN OWN IT!”

4. Toward a theory of newscaster hair.

5. How are zoning laws holding back American cities (video).


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