“Dr. SkySkull” selects several notable posts each week from a miscellany of ResearchBlogging.org categories. He blogs at Skulls in the Stars.
- Thermodynamics shows US chief executives are paid nearly 130 times too much. From Jacob Aron at Just a Theory, we learn of the use of entropy calculations to demonstrate that U.S. CEOs are paid far more than they should be.
- A very surprising paper – movement of a landslide controlled by atmospheric tides. I guess I knew that landslides were sensitive, but I didn’t know that they could be this sensitive! Dr. Dave at Dave’s Landslide Blog describes evidence that the motion of a particular landslide is strongly influenced by the changes in atmospheric pressure associated with daily cycles.
- charles darwin and otto hahn’s alien fossils. Greg Fish at weird things introduces some hints at Darwin’s views on the origins of life on earth.
- Anime film characters: Do we perceive the intended race, or our own? I’ve fallen into this bias! Dave Munger at Cognitive Daily describes a study that demonstrates that we are all likely to see a bit of ourselves in anime characters.
Check back next Monday for more “miscellaneous” highlights!