Monthly Archives: March 2014

What does “linked” mean in an alarmist headline?

There it is, in black and white, the word “linked” in a headline. It screams for your attention but what does it really mean? What will a casual reader extract from this? I’ve seen this so often before but I’ll … Continue reading

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This generations sees its “flower power” dream end too

For most of you who are too young to remember the summer of love and flower power, you just witnessed a repeat when Facebook bought Oculus VR and thus has destroyed Kickstarter. Every generation has to have its crazy idealism, … Continue reading

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Jim Lahey’s Stecca

I’ve made these several times before and they’re a bit hit, particularly good for parties, but this time I tried a little variation and definitely got a different result. Jim’s recipe is very similar to his slow-ferment, no-knead bread, but … Continue reading

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So sad, what are you doing, Nate?

I first heard that Nate Silver has added a climate change denialist to his blog on PZ’s blog, but it took me a bit of time to check it out. By the time I got to 538 and under the … Continue reading

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Sourdough Irish soda bread

You’re kidding, you say! You say, you know, don’t you that soda bread means this is a quick bread, not a yeast bread? You think I’m missing something in my bread education. OK, fine, but I can try something different, … Continue reading

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My-my, the nutrition scolds are wrong again

I bet they’re saying, studies suck, let’s just stick with uninformed opinion. To wit: “Current evidence does not clearly support guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats,” the study authors concluded. … Continue reading

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More on anti-GMO

A day after I wrote my post comparing anti-GMO and anti-eBook silliness a much more famous blogger wrote another post denouncing anti-GMO crowd and it’s interesting to read the comments. Now, for the most part, I agree with much of … Continue reading

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