5 Interesting Links for 7-29-2011

After you’re done exploring the links I’ve provided for this week, take a moment to check out my new website using the menu bar. Among other things, there’s a quick link in the “For Fun” menu to both my old, structured, links page and all the interesting links posts.

Life

A fascinating look at food’s impact on society around the globe:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/25/how_food_explains_the_world?page=0,0

Language

A look at what insight synesthesia might offer to the way language developed from sound associations:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128211.600-kiki-or-bouba-in-search-of-languages-missing-link.html?full=true#test_yourself

Publishing

A look at the collaborative nature of getting a book from idea to in the reader’s hands:
http://www.rachellegardner.com/2011/07/the-myth-of-the-lone-ranger-author/

Science

A new approach to dinosaur research could prove whether they were cold- or warm blooded:
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/110626_dinosaurs.htm

Writing

Though I can’t confirm this is actually J.K. Rowlings plot diagram, this article does offer a possible format for outlining. You may not be aware that under writing tools on my main website, I have a copy of my outline spreadsheet for you to use. The similarities are interesting, as is a glimpse into a different technique:
http://www.slashfilm.com/potd-jk-rowlings-plot-spreadsheet-for-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix/

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