Tuesday assorted links

1. “Crowdfunding research flips science’s traditional reward model. Students and junior investigators are more likely than senior scientists to secure crowdfunding for their research.

2. “A row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain.  Every year nearly €1.5m (£1.3m) is fished out of the famous landmark. It is traditionally given to a Catholic charity to help the destitute.  But now Mayor Virginia Raggi wants the money spent on the city’s crumbling infrastructure instead.”  Link here.

3. The Sex Raft no IRB for that one.

4. Agnes Callard Cato Unbound comment on Stubborn Attachments.  And Callard in The New Yorker.

5. Friday, January 25 I speak in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, and January 31 at the University of Chicago.

6. Many attitudes are becoming more neutral, except toward the overweight.


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