March 2016 archive

Milsons Point in the evening

Walking under the harbour bridge with Sarah and Mary in the evening.  

Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

“So far, they seem to be—but nobody really understands why ” from Scientific American Content: Global See Link via IFTTT

Five million US seeds banked for resurrection experiment

“In a vault kept at −18 °C in Fort Collins, Colorado, more than 5 million seeds now lie frozen in time — destined to wait for up to 50 years until evolutionary scientists earn permission to experiment with them.” from Nature – Issue – science feeds See Link via IFTTT

Not-so-simple green

“Two researchers examine the dark side of ‘green’ products in a new article. The authors are experts in life-cycle assessment (LCA), which quantifies the environmental impacts of products and services throughout their life cycle, from resource extraction through use and end of life.”

Ray Kurzweil predicts the Internets future.

An interesting discussion about virtual shopping and the role of 3-D printing.

The beauty of algebra

A graph generated using the R statistics package

This is an example of a graph using the example dataset cars

Two Thirds of Clinical Trials Unpublished 2 Years Later

“Leading academic research centers have done a poor and variable job of disseminating clinical trial results, according to a cross-sectional analysis.”    

One in Four People Worldwide Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

“As the global obesity epidemic continues to fuel development of metabolic disorders, the clinical and economic burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), will become “enormous,” researchers warn in a new paper. Reuters Health Information” from Medscape Medical News Headlines See Link via IFTTT

Many Americans have problems with cost and access to healthcare, poll finds

“While most Americans were satisfied with the healthcare they received, around 20% said that the quality had been “fair” to “poor,” and many reported having problems with the cost of, and access to, care, a new poll has found.” from Latest headlines from BMJ See Link via IFTTT