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Coconut Oil Is Going to Kill Us All (or Maybe Not...) | Mark's Daily Apple
It’s hard to blame them; their entire world rests on the foundational axiom that LDL cholesterol drives heart disease. If they question that axiom, everything starts falling apart real fast. Their continued existence depends on them not noticing “offsetting favorable effects.”
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18 hours ago by pankkake
Grand Tours, Projection Pursuit Guided Tours and Manual Controls
How do we find structure in multidimensional data when computer screens are only two-dimensional? One approach is to project the data onto one or two dimensions.
Projections are used in classical statistical methods like principal component and linear discriminant analysis. Principal component analysis (eg Johnson
data-visualization  science 
19 hours ago by toph
How the cortex assigns credit for causality -- ScienceDaily
How the cortex assigns credit for causality: Say, for instance, you've forgotten which of your 10 usual passwords logs you into a favorite website. When you finally enter the right one, your brain should have a mechanism for noting which one led to that success.
inoreader  research  science 
19 hours ago by dougleigh
Benefits of Science Tutoring for Your Children
Even if your children choose not to become scientists, it doesn’t dampen the beneficial effects of science tutoring. Science and science tutoring rule!
science  tutoring 
20 hours ago by Adventure_Web
That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis - The Atlantic
"Astrophysicist Brian Schimdt was once stopped by airport officials on his way to North Dakota because he was carrying his Nobel Prize—a half-pound gold disk that showed up as completely black on the security scanners. “Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?” they said. “The King of Sweden,” he replied. “Why did he give this to you?,” they probed. “Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.”"
SCIENCE  TSA  amusing 
21 hours ago by conner
'Chiropractors Are Bullshit' - Slashdot
From an article on The Outline, submitted by two readers: If you're one of the approximately 80 percent of Americans who have suffered from back pain, you may have been referred to a chiropractor for medical help. In the modern-day internet landscape, you'll find chiropractic celebrities like Dr. Jo...
science  health 
22 hours ago by pankkake
heatheryoun — An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales...
RT : An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales (Unabridged) - Oliver Sacks | Science |472440524…
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