1) Is the height wage premium driven by increased cognitive ability? (via @bakadesuyo)
2) Why have commodities futures not been converging to spot prices?
3) Kelvin-Helmholtz waves (via @WanderingGaia)
4) Scientists behaving badly (via bb)
5) Banana ripening facilities in New York City
6) The best data visualization projects of 2011
7) Tyler Cowen has a new book on food
8) Nature Physics: "What is a pattern? How do we come to recognize patterns never seen before?"