Monthly Archives: May 2013

Human cloning is not the bogeyman

The announcement that scientists have done a sufficient amount of creating a human clone to grow the blastocyst to sufficient number of cell divisions to extract stem cells has created the predictable reaction from the mythology-based community. According to them … Continue reading

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Read studies carefully

You can do it! You don’t have to be a PhD researcher or a rocket science. You merely need to read carefully and thoughtfully and perhaps occasionally look up a word or two. I say this because writers in the … Continue reading

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What determines life’s outcomes?

This is an interesting study I just stumbled on. The short of it is that genetically identical mice with more-or-less identical environment developed significantly different activity profiles. And these differences showed in actual brain development (determined after the poor mice … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – major milestone

At last! I finally broke through my plateau zone of the 190s, 189.6 today!¬†Hurrah¬†– me! I’ve been stuck in the 190s now for 10 weeks which is more than 2x as long as it took me to break through the … Continue reading

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My new blog

Since WordPress.com allows multiple blogs in the same account I’m started a new one dedicated to cooking. Cooking is very popular blogging subject so I’ll join the crowd. I’m separating my cooking posts (leaving the bread posts here) so readers … Continue reading

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Sweet and Savory Focaccia with Grapes

Originally posted on Cookbooks: Experiments in Cooking:
(Adapted from an original source recipe that was a bit simpler from local newspaper.) And here’s a variation found on the net. And here’s yet another. These two are free-form shape rather than…

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Applied Nate Silver – Unexpected/Unexplained pattern

Lately I’ve been having an unpleasant feeling in the morning when I do my weigh-ins. The first number I see looks “good” (meaning what I want, i.e. lower than previous day) but then the numbers bounce up. By the time … Continue reading

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