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Some tips for other BBC employees interested in authoring peer-reviewed journal articles without having a clue, taken from Kanai, R., Feilden, T., Firth, C., & Rees, G. (2011). Political orientations are correlated with brain structure in young adults. Current biology, … Continue reading

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Tagged Colin Firth, MRI, Neuroimaging, Neuroscience, Peer-review, Research Methods, statistics
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How I discovered Alien Reading Material via SETI: The Search for Edible Things that are Inexpensive There are untold numbers of planets and celestial bodies in general scattered across a universe vaster than we can contemplate. How could anyone doubt … Continue reading

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Tagged Aliens, asteroids, Astrobiology, Complexity, Extraterrestrial Life, SETI
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There are only indirect tools for us today to draw conclusions about the lives of women in ancient Athens. Social status, norms or just habits can be reasoned about by looking at Athenian drama. Specifically,…

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There is only one introductory statistics text that can compare with this one: Dr. Wilcox’s Basic Statistics: Understanding Conventional Methods and Modern Insights. If one is teaching (or is independently studying) basic statistics, these two books are the only texts … Continue reading

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Hopefully we all remember Cantor as the guy to blame for ruining lives by delving too deeply into infinity. In addition to showing that some infinite sets are “larger” than others, we have a graphical representation of something called the … Continue reading

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Tagged Cantor, Cantor Set, Fractals, Infinite Sets, Infinity, Iterated Function System, mathematics, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Set Theory
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The Recommended but can be skimmed Part: When it comes to the sciences (or academia, really) I think it’s fair to say that most people are mostly uninterested in most fields. Put more concretely, there aren’t a lot of people … Continue reading