'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 th

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.