Posts Tagged ‘x78retwee’

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber? – The New York Times

May 19, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/health/conference-room-air.html

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Other scientists who read the study got interested in the subject. A team led by Harvard researchers published similar results in 2016.

They had office workers come into a mock workplace for six days and take the same kind of problem-solving test while exposed to various concentrations of both carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds commonly found in office buildings.

As levels of carbon dioxide rose from 550 ppm to 945 ppm to 1400 ppm, subjects’ scores under most headings declined substantially. (Problem-solving ability also seemed to suffer as levels of volatile organic compounds rose.)

“What we saw were these striking, really quite dramatic impacts on decision-making performance, when all we did was make a few minor adjustments to the air quality in the building,” said Joseph Allen, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who led the study.
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Stony evidence of the hellfire that drove dinosaurs to extinction – Dinosaur extinction

May 19, 2019

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/04/06/stony-evidence-of-the-hellfire-that-drove-dinosaurs-to-extinction

Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful. – The New York Times

April 15, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/science/scott-kellys-photos-space.html

Let People Share DNA With a Click

April 13, 2019

one end of the spectrum on open DNA

Let People Share DNA With a Click
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-22/the-nih-should-become-the-facebook-of-genome-data

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

April 13, 2019

liked particularly:

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3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.
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https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/here-are-cognitive-scientist-s.html

WIRED: Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help

April 3, 2019

amusing…
The story has an interesting mendelian disease angle.
https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-need-more-cat-dna-and-lil-bub-is-here-to-help/

Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help
WIRED
Unusual DNA helped make Lil Bub a cat celebrity. Now that genetic data could improve medical care for cats without millions of Instagram followers. Read the full story

Untangling the Formation of DNA Loops – Scientific American

April 3, 2019

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MARCH 2019

Untangling the Formation of DNA Loops

New discoveries on ancient loops in DNA offer clues into gene regulation

By Erez Lieberman Aiden

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/untangling-the-formation-of-dna-loops/

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

April 3, 2019

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“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””
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Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html

A single-cell molecular map of mouse gastrulation and early organogenesis | Nature

February 28, 2019

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-0933-9

The single-cell transcriptional landscape of mammalian organogenesis

February 28, 2019

Using single-cell combinatorial indexing, we profiled the
transcriptomes of around 2 million cells derived from 61 embryos staged between 9.5 and 13.5 days of gestation, in a single experiment.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-0969-x.epdf