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Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries
So, should they tell people that they might have cancer?
cancer  data  search  microsoft 
june 2016 by andrewducker
Anyone not already using Dropbox and want a referral? 500MB of bonus storage to both of us...
Seriously - if you're _not_ already keeping all of your important documents and photos in Dropbox (or OneDrive, or some other constantly syncing backup system) then you really, really should be.
data  storage 
may 2016 by andrewducker
The Doctor behind the MMR autism scare faked his data
Despite involving just a dozen children, the 1998 paper’s impact was extraordinary. After its publication, rates of inoculation fell from 92% to below 80%. Populations acquire “herd immunity” from measles when more than 95% of people have been vaccinated.

Last week official figures showed that 1,348 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported last year, compared with 56 in 1998. Two children have died of the disease.
science  medicine  autism  ethics  data 
february 2009 by andrewducker
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