Weekly links for April 8

From metafilter, mesmerizing visualizations of genetic algorithms.

The paper and pencil cosmological calculator.

Zipfian Academy is offering to train people to become data scientists in twelve intense weeks. (via.)

A prize is on offer for improving prediction of flight delays..

Sebastian Bubeck’s blog on “topics in optimization, probability, and statistics.

A roundup of 100 statistics blogs.

A tumblr of transit maps . (Yes, not really about math -b ut sort of tickles the same part of the brain, no?)

E. O. Wilson on why scientists don’t need math, and Jeremy Fox on why they do.

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