January 2 Links: "2015"
First, I apologize (again!) to anyone who actually noticed that I'd gone on something like a month-long hiatus for most of December -- I had a lot of finals, and let this thing fall by the wayside. But welcome back, because here we go again, in a new year, with new tweaks in the linkwrap formatting. (Like them? Hate them? I'm still tinkering, so do feel free to comment!)
First, you should totally check out Scott Alexander's 12/14 linkwrap at Slate Star Codex; it's got:
- Werewolves (and the President of Argentina)
- Nuclear rocket engines
- Gender bias in maritime disasters ("Women and children first!" a myth?)
- A new cure for Alzheimers
- ...and so much more.
Okay, okay, real links from me. The Economist explains why so many Koreans are named 'Kim'.
It's got a lot to do with the country's feudal history (there was a time when surnames were only