the plural of anecdote isn't "data."
Saturday, 11 September 2021

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older

quote [ There are things we all do, or don't do, that lead us to waste far more time than we realize in the moment. ]

Clickbait but damn if I didn't get something from it.
[SFW] [health] [+1 Good]
[by ooo[......7@4:56pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 2 September 2021

A Cancer-Quashing Microbe Emerges from the Deep

quote [ A species of marine bacteria shows promise for curing a nasty brain cancer. ]

Brain cancer Fuck you
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Care at Scale

quote [ For millennia, these systems have been built out assuming a steady, predictable landscape, allowing us to design long-lived networks where century-old aqueducts underlay new college campuses. But this predictability is becoming a thing of the past. ]

Some thoughts on invisible values and boundaries. N.Y. sewage has no goddess though.
[SFW] [health]
[by Paracetamol@7:35pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Juul: Taking Academic Corruption to a New Level

quote [ The e-cigarette company bought an entire issue of a scholarly journal, with all the articles written by authors on its payroll, to ?prove? that its product has a public benefit. ]

Fucking help me find my fucking JUUL!
[SFW] [health] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:14amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 4 June 2021

Flu virus became less diverse, simplifying task of making flu shots

quote [ The greater the genetic distance between the clades, the bigger the cost of making the wrong choice. Vaccine that protects reasonably well against one might perform poorly if the other turned out to be the dominant strain in a given winter.
[?]
But an unexpected upside of the Covid-19 pandemic may have solved this problem for us ? or at least made flu?s diversity more manageable. ]

It wasn't long ago that I read about people fearing of not having a diverse enough source for good flu shots ?looks like it was the other way around.
[SFW] [health]
[by Paracetamol@3:00pmGMT] [0 comments]



Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Hot Take: Fake Orgasms *Do* Have Their Place in the Bedroom

quote [ Sex educators share the super-valid reasons a person may benefit from faking it. ]

We should also probably take it less personally if we find out our partners do it.
[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by LaceInvader@9:52pmGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 14 May 2021

The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora?s box at Wuhan?

quote [ In disjointed style, Daszak is referring to the fact that once you have generated a novel coronavirus that can attack human cells, you can take the spike protein and make it the basis for a vaccine.

One can only imagine Daszak?s reaction when he heard of the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan a few days later. ]

The latest of several articles collecting good arguments that blame sloppy lab handling for the whole outbreak thing. As with everything, it's a complex net of responsibilies and the authors reiterate that no theory is bullet-proof.

Some more in extended.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@3:39pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 3 May 2021

Reaching ?Herd Immunity? Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

quote [ Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy. ]

#ThisIsFine

New, antibody-resistant coronavirus variant discovered in Texas

Scientists sound alarm over triple-mutant ?Bengal strain? | India News - Times of India

CVS, Walgreens have wasted more Covid vaccine doses than most states combined

India Requests Vaccine Raw Materials; US Says First Duty Is to Americans
[SFW] [health] [+3 Sad]
[by steele@7:48pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Prions Are Going to End the World ? Countere Magazine

quote [ One farm in Britain can supply ground beef to the entire United Kingdom. This is why, if you go to donate blood, a questionnaire will ask you whether you traveled to the UK in the 90s. ]

This is so gloomy it should come with a trigger warning. The article does not mention that there is ongoing treatment research.
[SFW] [health]
[by Paracetamol@8:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 19 April 2021

Save Ralph - A short film with Taika Waititi

quote [ Introducing Ralph, the new spokes-bunny of the global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics. #SaveRalph?? is a powerful stop-motion animation short film produced by Humane Society International, featuring an all-star multinational cast including Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Pom Klementieff, Rodrigo Santoro, Tricia Helfer and more. ]

Taika Waititi? I love Taika Waititi!
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by steele@7:18pmGMT] [0 comments]



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