'Sideways Look' Blog

Publications that made a Difference. No. 1: 'Sometimes Clout Matters'

November 25, 2011

When I was lad the electronic media largely consisted of radio.

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.