Links 3/1/13

Links for you. Science:

We Paid for the Research, So Let’s See It
What you can learn from the flu epidemic: Get vaccinated earlier
Titus Brown’s Thoughts on the Assemblathon 2 paper
Underwater Hunger Artist: Giant Isopod Fasts For 4 Years
Weight and mortality: Harvard researchers challenge results of obesity analysis


The Men Who Made Space Colonies Look Like Home
(the last sentence is prophetic)
Should You Be Allowed To Work From Home? (Answer: No)
Online Misogynists Are Not Fringe Characters
Community in a Cube by FAT (this is how not to design buildings)
Will Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo ban on work at home increase productivity? New research suggests not
Commercialization of the academy: diet supplements edition
Another Attack of the 90 Percent Zombie
It’s Not About Race. (It’s Always About Race)

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2 Responses to Links 3/1/13

  1. Kaleberg says:

    I don’t buy the Harvard rebuttal of those recent results on weight and mortality. There was a 2005 JAMA article that came to very similar conclusions. Lower BMIs were associated with higher mortality rates that higher BMIs, up to a limit. This was a much smaller, more focused study based on NHANES data and explicitly excluded smokers and those with a number of other possible confounding risk factors.

  2. AndrewD says:

    This working from home idea has always annoyed me. Its proponents assume everyone works in a nice clan office, as a Process Development Chemist I am sure my neighbours would object loudly if I brought my work home. There would be an even bigger uproar if I built a production unit in my attic, especially as one project used 0.5 tonnes of hydrogen Sulphide.
    I assume that your neighbours would be upset if you brought your work home Mike.

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