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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 6:20pm

Frozen poo and narcissists' eyebrows studies win Ig Nobel prizes
Gongs also awarded for research into vibrating earthworms, French kissing and bellowing alligators
The annals of science brim with researchers who pushed the boundaries of sense and good taste in a laudable quest for knowledge. With the unveiling of the 30th annual Ig Nobel awards, another case shall be added.

To test the validity of a story in a work of ethnographic literature, Metin Eren, an anthropologist at Kent State University in Ohio, made a knife from his frozen faeces. He then set about butchering an animal hide, an endeavour that ended in failure.

“It’s an honour to be recognised,” Eren said, before the ceremony in which he was honoured for his work on Thursday. “I’ve followed the Ig Nobels my entire life. It’s a dream come true. Really.” (...)

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Posted: Sep 5, 2020 - 12:25pm

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 4:51pm



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cyborg pigs will colonize mars!

you heard it here first

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 9:44am

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cyborg pigs will colonize mars!

you heard it here first

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 7:20am

See what was going on in your home town 20 to 750 million years ago. map
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Posted: Aug 30, 2020 - 12:04pm

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:17am

i'm constantly blown away by what we can achieve

 
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 - 12:03pm

The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories
For pioneering computer scientist Donald Knuth, good coding is synonymous with beautiful expression.
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Posted: May 25, 2020 - 2:54pm



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Posted: May 25, 2020 - 2:45pm

Carbon dating, the archaeological workhorse, is getting a major reboot
A long-anticipated recalibration of radiocarbon dating could shift the age of some prehistoric samples hundreds of years
The work combines thousands of data points from tree rings, lake and ocean sediments, corals and stalagmites, among other features, and extends the time frame for radiocarbon dating back to 55,000 years ago — 5,000 years further than the last calibration update in 2013.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 7:27am

this looks like it is worthy


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Posted: Apr 14, 2020 - 9:54am

No, senator, science can’t do away with models
Here’s why Senator John Cornyn’s critique of modeling is misguided.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 1:01pm

https://xkcd.com/1949/
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And that's my problem with the medical profession viewpoint. They, rightly deal with individuals and want to know exactly what is going on with their patients. But statistics are powerful tools for dealing with populations. If we had good data on a sample of people, along with whether they felt they had symptoms and their body temperature, we would have a very good estimate of how many people had been affected.

 
That thought went through my mind too, surely a few samples of the general population would give us at least some indication within certain confidence intervals. At the moment I haven't heard a thing in any country of how many of the general population have already been infected. The video Miami posted today refers to an extrapolation by the Imperial College that infers (based on hard data) that between 2 and 7 % of the European population has already been exposed.  (edit: This is not survey based but a bottom-up calculation from the number of deaths, transmission rates and fatality rates.) That would be fantastic news if true. 

I hope they get the new sero-surveys up and running soon. Might make everyone calm down a bit.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 6:41am

Scientists have found "dense" communities of creatures living deep beneath the sea, in a discovery that gives hope that similar life could be found on Mars.
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Posted: Mar 31, 2020 - 2:28pm



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 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

That's an excellent article. 

A mate of mine (health advisor to the UN in Geneva) basically put everything down in a couple of sentences: "The only reliable way to get true estimates of what percentage of a population has been infected is from a population-based sero prevalence study, which gives you the denominator you need to accurately estimate death rates. 

 
 
I disagree with this, if I understand correctly. A random (or as close to random as you can practically get) sample of the population, performed through time would give you a good estimate of the infection rate and how it is changing. Since the rate is high, your sample size doesn't need to be huge to find the infected %. It's hard to estimate one in a million, but not so hard to estimate one in a hundred. 
 
I believe the original suggestion is a test for everyone, not a sample
.  It's impossible to know who's experienced the virus if we didn't allow testing for everyone with symptoms, let alone to the numbers of asymptomatic people that may have antibodies and don't know they have them.

 
And that's my problem with the medical profession viewpoint. They, rightly deal with individuals and want to know exactly what is going on with their patients. But statistics are powerful tools for dealing with populations. If we had good data on a sample of people, along with whether they felt they had symptoms and their body temperature, we would have a very good estimate of how many people had been affected.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2020 - 1:50pm



 haresfur wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

That's an excellent article. 

A mate of mine (health advisor to the UN in Geneva) basically put everything down in a couple of sentences: "The only reliable way to get true estimates of what percentage of a population has been infected is from a population-based sero prevalence study, which gives you the denominator you need to accurately estimate death rates. 

 
 
I disagree with this, if I understand correctly. A random (or as close to random as you can practically get) sample of the population, performed through time would give you a good estimate of the infection rate and how it is changing. Since the rate is high, your sample size doesn't need to be huge to find the infected %. It's hard to estimate one in a million, but not so hard to estimate one in a hundred. 
 
I believe the original suggestion is a test for everyone, not a sample.  It's impossible to know who's experienced the virus if we didn't allow testing for everyone with symptoms, let alone to the numbers of asymptomatic people that may have antibodies and don't know they have them.

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