Science and Technology links (May 26th, 2018)
27 May 2018 | 2:24 am

Teicholz argues that Nutrition Science is Not Up to the Task: Despite methodological advances, nutritional epidemiology remains fundamentally limited by its observational nature. Guidelines relying on this circumstantial evidence can be little more than educated guesses. Enacting prevention guidelines based on lesser evidence risks repeating what might be a tragic history of doing more harm … Continue reading Science and Technology links (May 26th, 2018)

Gender and peer review
24 May 2018 | 10:12 pm

Modern science works in the following manner. You do the research. You write a paper. You publish the paper. For historical reasons, “publishing the paper” typically means “submit it to a committee of your peers and get their seal of approval”. We can rightfully be concerned about the unwanted biases that this committee of peers … Continue reading Gender and peer review

Graph algorithms and software prefetching
24 May 2018 | 8:02 pm

A lot of data in the real world can be represented as graphs: you have nodes connected through edges. For example, you are a node in a graph where friendships are edges. I recently met with professor Semih Salihoglu, an expert in graph databases and algorithms. We discussed fun problem like how one can find … Continue reading Graph algorithms and software prefetching

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