Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Jun 2017 ]

Best statistics question ever (source)


What if companies interviewed translators the way they interview coders?

“We are looking only for the best A players, who have a strong foundation in all the required aspects of the job. Let’s get started, here I have some introductory questions tailored for the position. Question number one: how did the Arabic invasion in the Iberian Peninsula between the years of 711 and 1492 affected the Spanish language?”


How a humble cockroach rewrote the history of New Caledonia

From a biological point of view, New Caledonia can no longer be considered as a kind of Noah’s ark. Instead, its different groups of organisms appear to be quite recent and result from a combination of dispersal over oceans and local evolution over 37 million years.