Thursday, June 16, 2016

"How running shoes change the muscles in your feet"

“People who walk barefoot tend to have stiffer, stronger feet,” said Daniel Lieberman, a professor in the department of human and evolutionary biology ... They're only measuring two muscles, and other studies have found contradictory results. My own experience was that my feet got dramatically stronger after going minimalist, so much so that they changed shape.

Link via Google Alert - daniel lieberman

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"High cholesterol does not cause heart disease new research finds...statins waste of time"



Link via Heretic

Friday, June 10, 2016

"1944 OSS Sabotage Manual"

"Someone noticed that parts of it read like standard modern office procedures."

Link via Schneier on Security

Friday, June 3, 2016

"Understand the Brain? Let’s Try Donkey Kong First."

Absolutely brilliant approach. "Here we take a simulated classical microprocessor as a model organism, and use our ability to perform arbitrary experiments on it to see if popular data analysis methods from neuroscience can elucidate the way it processes information. We show that the approaches reveal interesting structure in the data but do not meaningfully describe the hierarchy of information processing in the processor. This suggests that current approaches in neuroscience may fall short of producing meaningful models of the brain."

Link via In the Pipeline

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Something went crazy...

Don't know why all those posts from Instapundit suddenly showed up here.  They've been removed, except for the ones I meant to publish from earlier in the week.