Weekend Readings: Chess, Rhodes Scholars, Trade, etc.

  • Zipf law in the popularity distribution of chess openings (arXiv)
  • Losing Rhodes scholars to Wall Street’s siren call (WashPost)
  • China and the U.S. lecturing each other on trade (Pettis)
  • Staking out the middle ground on energy supply (Peak Watch)
  • Animated county-by-county map of U.S. unemployment (AO)
  • Latest issue of Chance for we probability and stats geeks (Chance)
  • Where the Wild Things Were: Declining wildness and its consequences (Foreign Policy)
  • Permafrost thaw threatens Russia oil and gas complex (AFP)