More fascinating results from the legendary research by Peter and Rosemary Grant into Galapagos finches. If you haven't read 'The Beak of the Finch' – why not?
A very interesting talk by Atul Gawande about what medicine can learn from other industries about how good planning can reduce mistakes.
'So, back in the days, if you were a ham radio operator, you had a few hundred QSL cards printed up and sent them to people you met over your radio. Many operators pasted these all over their room, as a hobby—to show how far away your signal was received. I remember my neighbor proudly showing me cards from far away as Puerto Rico and Hawaii.'
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Okay, I just picked up “The Beak of the Finch” at B&N. I’ll get to it in the next few days.
I hope you enjoy it; I thought it was absolutely fascinating.