'Sideways Look' Blog



Lessons from Cow Poop

November 14, 2011

Silvana Condemi and Ger-Christian Weniger’s 2011 edited volume (Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe, Volume 1) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Neanderthal 1 skeleton contains many interesting papers.

The Heat to Light Index

November 02, 2011

The Heat to Light Index (sometimes abbreviated to ‘H2L’ and computed as Heat/Light x 100) is a little known but valuable way of quantifying the contributions made by individual scientists.

Emulate, but Choose Your Model with Care

October 20, 2011

Way back in the Neolithic, when I was in the UK equivalent of US high school, we took two sets of examinations.

CASHP Director's Blog: No. 1

October 13, 2011

This is the first ‘post’ in what we plan will be a regular series.