Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Required To Run? Professor Proposes Harvard Bring Back Required Phys Ed"

Dan Lieberman, reactionary.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"The 100 best films of the 21st century"

Number four is a surprise, although only that it's recognized by the critics.

Link via kottke.org

"Can we target cancer with ketogenic diets? Can you help?"

Seems worth a shot!

Link via Richard David Feinman

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Understand the Brain? Let’s Try Donkey Kong First."

Absolutely brilliant approach. "Here we take a simulated classical microprocessor as a model organism, and use our ability to perform arbitrary experiments on it to see if popular data analysis methods from neuroscience can elucidate the way it processes information. We show that the approaches reveal interesting structure in the data but do not meaningfully describe the hierarchy of information processing in the processor. This suggests that current approaches in neuroscience may fall short of producing meaningful models of the brain."

Link via In the Pipeline

"The Sad State of Human Dietary Research"



Link via In the Pipeline