Posts Tagged ‘fromemail’

Todo.txt: Future-proof task tracking in a file you control

December 15, 2018

free stock images for genomics

November 19, 2018
Under CC 2.0 BY license: free to use/share/modify with proper attribution

The 7 Best New York City Coworking Spaces to Use in 2018

November 19, 2018

Tea if by sea, cha if by land

November 17, 2018

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for
tea Both words originated from China; differences stem from whether they were globalized via Dutch sea trade or overland route HT

“Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before
“globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.”

‘Go or grow’: the key to the emergence of invasion in tumour progression?

November 16, 2018

csquare questions relating to Turkey

November 11, 2018
Turkish Population Structure and Genetic Ancestry Reveal Relatedness among Eurasian Populations
Uğur Hodoğlugil1 and Robert W. Mahley1,2,*

“For example, supervised STRUCTURE (K = 3) illustrates a genetic ancestry for the Turks of 45% Middle Eastern (95% CI, 42–49), 40% European (95% CI, 36–44), and 15% Central Asian (95% CI, 13–16), whereas at K = 4 the genetic ancestry of the Turks was 38% European (95% CI, 35–42), 35% Middle Eastern (95% CI, 33–38), 18% South Asian (95% CI, 16–19), and 9% Central Asian (95% CI, 7–11). …. Thus, this study demonstrates admixture of Turkish people reflecting the population migration patterns.”


CBC Marketplace piece about DNA Testing

November 2, 2018

John Cleese on Creativity

October 20, 2018

Tools for gentle introduction to coding

October 14, 2018

Swift Playgrounds (

  • Drag simple blocks of code
  • Very gentle introduction to coding
  • Begin with controlling a video game character
  • iPad only

Scratch Jr (

  • Drag icons that represent code blocks
  • Tablet only (iPad & Android)

Blockly (

  • Similar to Swift Playgrounds in its introduction
  • Begin with controlling a video game character
  • Gentle introduction to coding
  • Exposure to basic programming syntax
  • Runs in browser
  • Tablet version in beta

Scratch (

  • More complex desktop version
  • Exposure to basic programming syntax
  • Also runs in browser

Hopscotch (

  • Nice video tutorials
  • Considers a broader range of applications than the other ones
  • Slightly less gentle introduction to coding
  • Tablet only (iPad & Android)

R Datacamp (

  • Browser-based introduction to R
  • Video tutorials
  • Guided interactive coding exercises
  • Full programming syntax

Harari’s New Book Review in The Economist

October 11, 2018

In the kingdom of cyborgs
Big data is reshaping humanity, says Yuval Noah Harari
Uneven and easy to mock, his new book contains provocative and profound ideas

Aug 30th 2018