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How to Look Busy in Academia

How to Look Busy Not sure people think you’re working hard enough? Want to seem more important? It’s about time academia took a few lessons from the rest of the world, so follow this simple guide for how to look busy in academia. Inspired by Lifemanship and scientmanship – an idea of Peter Medewar. 1.… Read More »

Work more efficiently with a power law

Power laws: we’ve seen them before Power laws describe many physical phenomena, but we’ll see here that a power law can help you to work more efficiently and more effectively. Examples of power law functions in science include black body radiation (described by the the Stefan-Boltzmann law), the movements of planets (described by the Newton… Read More »