So, yesterday, I described a meta-analytical study about ADHD. You recall that effecting a meta analysis means one examines data collected from various studies and attempts to see if there are correlative results among the studies. (See that word- correlative? Meta-analysis doesn’t really help to determine causation; it just lets one correlate large collections of data to see if there is a trend or factor that stands out.)
Circadian rhythm. The 24 (OK, closer to 24.8) hour cycle that governs our lives. It always intrigued me. Mostly because I don’t sleep the “required” number of hours- and wondered if my cycle was off.
I have been saving up this subject for a while. Because I wanted to be able to provide it a unique spin. Unfortunately, the spin is not really the one I was hoping to provide, but it needs to be discussed. But, first, some introduction.
Way back when my kids were younger, we devoted an evening or two a week to playing board games. (Many of your kids have been deluged with such games for their XMas gifts, I’m sure.) And, we played the games I learned when I was a tyke when traveling in the car.
I just finished reading a really terrible book. One for which I had high hopes. (No, I won’t insult the author by giving you his name or the book title. Even though I think he deserves such condemnation.) After it, it purported to discern whether mathematics could prove or disprove the existence of the Supreme Being.
You gotta love creative people The ones who think of things like… converting your smart phone into a 3D scanner. Just like most folks have stopped carrying cameras, since their smart phone provides the pics they need, it looks like the same may soon occur for 3D scanning. Which will be pretty convenient if you see something you want to copy. (I warned you earlier that companies’ business model are about to be upended– with copying going on, like what happened with Napster.)
Well, here’s another chapter in the sci v. scifi book. I wrote about Organovo and its artificial liver (http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress/scifi-sci/ ) – not to replace a human’s organ, but to test various therapies and drugs. Now, here’s another researcher’s take on that issue.