Fat versus sugar

If you haven’t got an hour to spare to watch the recent BBC Horizon program about fat and sugar diets, then here’s an executive summary of Colin’s Beauty Page’s executive summary of the main conclusions: Extreme diets are a bad move…we can survive for a while without sugar and carbohydrates and can function pretty well […]

Fat versus sugar is a post from the science blog of David Bradley, author of Deceived Wisdom
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Lewis Carroll’s email etiquette summarised

A couple of weeks ago a nice meme on Lewis Carroll’s advice for letter writers did the rounds re-couched for the email generation and I added my own spin to the ideas in an item called Email in Wonderland. Fundamentally, he was suggesting that you be measured in your response to correspondence, pause before sending […]

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Lewis Carroll’s email etiquette summarised

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How to secure your Yahoo Mail account properly

Yahoo released a statement yesterday in which it notified users of its mail service Yahoo Mail that it noticed a coordinated "effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts". According to Yahoo’s preliminary analysis, it does not appear as if the data was dumped from Yahoo servers directly. The company assumes that the data […]

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Twitter’s twin perils for journalists

Ben Adler’s advice for reporters might be summarized as "Be careful what you say, and be careful what you quote." Both can be risky, Adler says: "For digital natives, media consumption is platform agnostic — a Twitter feed and NYTimes.com are both just websites, visited in rapid succession. And so, say news literacy and journalism experts, no one should let their standards slip just because they are posting something on Twitter instead of their publication’s website."

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Academic Torrents makes datasets and papers available via BitTorrent

Sharing data is often not as easy as it sounds. While it is usually not a problem to make available smaller data sets to a group of people or the public, it quickly becomes an issue if the sets grow in size. If you need to make available a 9 Gigabyte archive for example, many […]

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