Think you know your physics lingo and jargon? Then see how you do with arXiv vs snarXiv. BACKGROUND: General information about arXiv
Today’s Lingo Overload Example is a lushly lingo-laden meme paper: “The misunderstanding of memes: Biography of an unscientific object, 1976–1999,” Jeremy Trevelyan Burman [pictured here], Perspectives on Science, Spring 2012, Vol. 20, No. 1, Pages 75-104. The author is at York University. The publisher says: “Burman was named an ‘international emerging scholar’ by the Jacobs Foundation and […]
Eating is not as simple as many people seem to believe. An upcoming seminar (at Harvard University, on September 7) promises to drive home that point (which is actually a complicated set of points): On September 7, 2011, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics Seminar Series Presents Kitchen confidential? Knowledge transfer and social norms in gourmet cuisine. […]
If you crave medical jargon, most especially in the form of acronyms, binge on the collections found, amassed and/or celebrated by Ivan Oransky (“HALT: Help acronyms leave (medical) trials“) and Alice Bell (“Four page jargon buster, for a SCIENCE COMMUNICATION conference“).
Britain’s Local Government Association has issued its new (2010) list of “250 words the public sector shouldn’t use.” The Association’s announcement mentions a few highlights from the list: Trialogue Wellderly Goldfish bowl facilitated conversation Tonality Webinar Under-capacitated Clienting