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Friday procrastination: cool videos edition

By Alice Northover

Google Plus and academic productivity.

Extremely rare triple quasar found.

Fitting in with our March Madness: Atlas Edition, Oxford Bibliographies in Geography launched this week.

Nonsense botany from Edward Lear. His nonsense language wasn’t bad either.

Dead authors can tweet you out of the water.

A reminder about Open Culture’s master list.

Love how @ Twitter followers spotted problems in David Foster Wallace's musings on word usage: http://t.co/5e7g5nrnps
Open Culture

Be thankful someone hasn’t dedicated a book to you.

One six-second drum loop versus the world.

Research librarians versus scholars.

#AnimatedGIF showing the time-evolution of the four-lepton mass distribution in the search for the SM #Higgs boson: https://t.co/i9uJ1uQi69
CMS Experiment CERN

Word trees!

The most extraordinary man to play Test cricket (h/t The Millions)

Lonely Planet Guide Saves Lives of Three Boys.

The taste of Earl Grey isn’t the only complex thing about it. It’s etymology is a little murky.

Presenting the PULP-O-MIZER. (h/t The Millions)

The women of Russian writers’ lives. (h/t The Millions)

Emir O. Filipović on cats and medieval manuscripts.

Losing common ground.

The Carlsschule experience.

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For the New Yorkers/Tumblr enthusiasts: May is Tumblr month on Thirteen.

It’s okay to return your library books late if they were bombing.

If you want to apply for this NYPL internship, please also apply for a social media intern position at OUP.

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Diversity, librarianship, and library resources.

Where Some Like It Hot was set.

Blind your editors with poor animations.

The books in your room are the only thing stopping your DVDs from attacking you while you sleep.

When art and science student interact, they create some fascinating projects.

Google Reader is leaving us. Joshua Rothman reflects.

John Snow, data journalist.

Dear spammers: I consider it highly unlikely that a 1400 yr old Cathedral is in a compromising photo which has caused you to laugh out loud
Ripon Cathedral

Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool.

What is the origin of the word scalawag?

Manipulating Google Scholar.

Most of us hate those one line ‘Thank you’ emails.

Incredibly rare valkyrie figure found.

LA County just got a bit better.

Archaeologists are trying to put together funding for another exploration of the Antikythera wreck.

Alice Northover joined Oxford University Press as Social Media Manager in January 2012. She is editor of the OUPblog, constant tweeter @OUPAcademic, daily Facebooker at Oxford Academic, and Google Plus updater of Oxford Academic, amongst other things. You can learn more about her bizarre habits on the blog.

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One Response to “Friday procrastination: cool videos edition”
  1. Wow, this is a great collection of links – keep them coming!

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