Eric’s Enlightenment for Monday, May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015 Leave a comment
- A plant called thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) can detect sounds that are made by caterpillars that feed on its leaves. In response, it mounts a defense by producing glucosinolates and anthocyanins – cool research by Heidi Appel and Reginald Croft!
- Economists offer 10 pieces of data-driven advice for university graduates about succeeding in today’s job market.
- Very nice and in-depth interview with Claudia Goldin on labour economics and education, especially in terms of differences between men and women.
- I was very sad to learn of the deaths of John Nash and Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé. Here is a nice obituary by Benjamin Morris, with examples of non-cooperative games and Nash equilibria from soccer, football, basketball and rock-paper-scissors.