Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: science

67 bookmarks tagged “science

A CHEMICAL HUNGER

achemicalhunger.com/
The study of obesity is the study of mysteries.

‘I’d keep it on the down low’: the secret life of a super-recogniser | Science | The Guardian

theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/16/id-keep-it-on-the-down-low-the-secret-life-of-a-super-recogniser
Police employ them and scientists study them, but what is life like for the rare few who can never forget a face? Super-recogniser Yenny Seo didn’t think it was anything special

The experts can stay wrong longer than you can stay alive - Lessons From The Crisis

lessonsfromthecrisis.substack.com/p/the-experts-can-stay-wrong-longer
Early in 2020 Western governments, alarmed by reports from China, asked the international public health community whether they should close borders to limit the spread of coronavirus into their country. The UK government consulted its pandemic flu plans

A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

sciencealert.com/cuttlefish-can-pass-a-cognitive-test-designed-for-children
A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence.

Aerosols: Why Is the Risk of Coronavirus Transmission so High Indoors? | ZEIT ONLINE

zeit.de/wissen/gesundheit/2020-11/coronavirus-aerosols-infection-risk-hotspot-interiors
Whenever people gather in closed spaces, the infection risk climbs. Our interactive tool shows how the coronavirus spreads. Find out how safe your environment is.

The Mystery of John Titor: Hoax or Time Traveler? - Pacific Standard

psmag.com/environment/the-mystery-of-john-titor-hoax-or-time-traveler-57001
A person named "John Titor" started posting on the Internet one day, claiming to be from the future and predicting the end of the world. Then he suddenly disappeared, never to be heard from again.

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

erinbromage.wixsite.com/covid19/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them
It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope is also predictable.