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Why the Father of Modern Statistics Didn’t Believe Smoking Caused Cancer

How the ultimate stickler for correlation vs causation got tobacco wrong.

Public Health

84 | Statistical Numbing with Paul Slovic

• Download: <br>• MP3 Audio52 MB <br>• MPEG-4 AAC Audio41 MB<br>We have Professor Paul Slovic from University of Oregon on the show to talk about “Statistical …

Accounting

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

A specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and this sets the …

Wellness

Parasitic weeds turn plants’ DNA against themselves

Parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant.<p>Researchers detected 52 …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Programming

Why I'm Devoting My Life to Machine Learning

<i>What are your long-term career goals? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by François Chollet, deep learning researcher at Google, author of Keras, on Quora.</b><p>This is a bit of a cliche at this …

Machine Learning

5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

With its Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is attempting to be more transparent with its privacy settings. It may have simplified some of the language of its policies, but there is still work to be done.<p>Here are five privacy-related settings you can change for a less invasive and more secure …

Walgreens Partners With Blue Cross-Owned PBM Prime Therapeutics

Walgreens Boots Alliance said it has formed a long-term “strategic alliance” with Prime Therapeutics, a large pharmacy benefit manager owned by 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans.<p>The deal includes a new retail pharmacy network for Prime effective in 2017 while linking Walgreens with the …

The way a poo transplant is prepared isn't how you think

A hand blender, a syringe and a very long tube: preparing a poo transplant is nothing like you might imagine.<p>You might think the idea of a poo transplant is disgusting, but a growing body of evidence now suggests that it is a life-saver, as explained in the video above. The gut is the most densely …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Mathematics

This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients

A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification.<p>According to a 2014 study …

7 Life-Saving Tools Every Man Needs In the Backcountry

7 life-saving essentials every man should carry in the backcountry

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Revolver Vs. Auto for CCW

If you really want to start an argument you can tell your wife you are buying a motorcycle or you tell someone which handgun is best for concealed …

How To Set up and Use Your Mint Account | Mint Personal Finance Software | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

http://www.mint.com Mint founder Aaron Patzer explains how to set up an account and use Mint.com to reach your personal finance goals and offers tips …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

One Can to Rule them All: The Gemtech ONE

We don’t particularly care if you say suppressor or silencer, but we like laughing at people who passionately argue about it. It’s like drunken …

Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds

A virus sleeping deep in our DNA for millions of years may be coming back to life in a form of ALS, killing nerve cells and causing their fatal symptoms, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>And the discovery just might lead to a treatment for ALS, an incurable disease that affects between …

Gifted professor’s ‘life of the mind’ was also life of near destitution

A philosophy professor who died earlier this year was making so little money at age 61 he lived in a room in a dilapidated boardinghouse. The story …

Aero Survival Rifle - 10mm, .357 SIG

TNW Firearms will introduce new versions of the Aero Survival Rifle later this year. The new guns will be chambered in 10mm and .357 SIG.<p>In my …

The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein

The Steerswoman series might be the best depiction of the process of science in fiction. These start off looking like something very different than what they are, but I was absolutely hooked by the time the main character is deducing orbital mechanics from thought experiments.

Editorial: 20 rules for winning gun fights

Whenever available, shoot from behind cover.<p>If you opt to carry or own a gun for self protection, you should already know that there may be times …

10 Reasons Why You Should Own a Revolver

Many new shooters have never owned or fired a revolver, but the tried-and-true revolver still has a lot going for it — and a lot of life left in the …

The human 'superpredator' is unique — and unsustainable, study says

If you're looking for the world's top "super-predator," look no further than your own reflection.<p>A new study that examined 2,125 interactions between predators and their prey found that humans kill other carnivores at a rate far higher than all other top predators. But what solidifies our No. 1 …

Research

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

How Guns Got Smarter

The marketplace might finally be catching up to science fiction<p>As any science-fiction fan knows, a smart gun is designed to work only for the person authorized to use it. Since the 19th century, Smith & Wesson, Colt, and even Silicon Valley have all attempted to disrupt the now-multibillion dollar …

Has The Time Come For Plastic Ammunition? - Bearing Arms - Inceptor ARX, Polycase Ammunition, Video

If you asked military, law enforcement, and “regular Joe” shooters in the late 1970s if they’d trust their lives to a gun that made extensive use of …

The way you pay with a credit card will start to change October 1, so here's what you should know

Come October 1, however, things will start to change due to the nationwide migration to EMV technology.<p>With EMV — which stands for "Europay, MasterCard, and Visa" — you'll start "dipping" your credit and debit cards into a terminal slot.<p>Rather than reading the magnetic strip on the back of your …

Identity Theft

How to light up a tumour | Alex O’Brien

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Cancer