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Weekend Reading

June 8, 2013

Ever wondered why chickens have no penis? So have other people, and we’re closer to the answer.

http://www.nature.com/news/how-the-chicken-lost-its-penis-1.13152

Mandarin is rich in puns. Just beware if you hear someone saying “grass mud horse”.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4673

Security of your data and cloud based services. 

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/you_have_no_control_over_s.html

On being an octopus

http://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/peter-godfrey-smith-being-octpus

Terrence Tao on the prime-tuples conjecture

http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/the-prime-tuples-conjecture-sieve-theory-and-the-work-of-goldston-pintz-yildirim-motohashi-pintz-and-zhang/

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