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2016-01-09 17:59:24 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Against reductionism 

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2016-02-04 12:43:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Crispr Gene-Editing Upstart Editas Goes Public as Patent Battle Rages - WIRED

Crispr Gene-Editing Upstart Editas Goes Public as Patent Battle Rages - WIRED___

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2016-02-02 22:24:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

If you are curious about how a +Pint of Science US event looks like.

Learn more about dementia: listen to Sarah Fontaine speak about her research at an event we organized in Tampa last November.___If you are curious about how a +Pint of Science US event looks like.

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2016-01-31 20:28:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Something for this Sunday afternoon: a +Pint of Science US video about planetary science from #pint15 by Simon Schuler

Something for this Sunday afternoon: a +Pint of Science US video about planetary science from #pint15 by Simon Schuler___

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2016-01-31 20:07:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-24 22:00:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Oklahoma's repeat-offender Republican Creationist lawmakers take another run at science education - Boing Boing

Oklahoma's repeat-offender Republican Creationist lawmakers take another run at science education - Boing Boing___

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2016-01-24 07:31:10 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness - Quartz

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness - Quartz___

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Against reductionism 

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2016-01-05 23:25:48 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

I Know What’s Best For The Health of My Family, And It’s Magical Thinking

I Know What’s Best For The Health of My Family, And It’s Magical Thinking___

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2016-01-05 07:44:13 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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Happy 2016 mankind. Looking for new year resolutions?

Happy 2016 mankind. Looking for new year resolutions?___

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2015-12-30 09:48:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Tasmanian devils can catch second strain of facial cancer, say researchers - the guardian

Tasmanian devils can catch second strain of facial cancer, say researchers - the guardian___

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2015-12-29 08:48:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Anti-vaccine Californians are rich, white, but not necessarily highly educated - Ars Technica

Anti-vaccine Californians are rich, white, but not necessarily highly educated - Ars Technica___

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Bacteria resistant to a “last resort” antibiotic has been found in the UK - Quartz

Bacteria resistant to a “last resort” antibiotic has been found in the UK - Quartz___

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2015-12-08 16:41:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Pranav Warman, +David Basanta, and I know how to spend our Friday nights: building models of prostate cancer in the bone. Yesterday on #TheEGG , I posted a quick write up of the model that we hacked together.

After some reflection this weekend and discussion today, I don't think that this captures exactly the intuitions we want, but it is still a fun model to play with. +Arturo Araujo might enjoy it, and can probably point out the places where we fail to capture the proper intuitions, since those intuitions mostly come from his much more extensive work on the topic.

Pranav Warman, +David Basanta, and I know how to spend our Friday nights: building models of prostate cancer in the bone. Yesterday on #TheEGG , I posted a quick write up of the model that we hacked together.

After some reflection this weekend and discussion today, I don't think that this captures exactly the intuitions we want, but it is still a fun model to play with. +Arturo Araujo might enjoy it, and can probably point out the places where we fail to capture the proper intuitions, since those intuitions mostly come from his much more extensive work on the topic.___

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2015-12-07 02:48:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Nice!

Our next podcast guest will be Kim Luddy of +Moffitt Cancer Center. She'll be talking about her work on immunotherapies for cancer. She was a also recent speaker for +Pint of Science US. Send us your questions for her now.___Nice!

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2015-12-02 21:27:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The role of EGT and theory in theoretical biology.

The role of EGT and theory in theoretical biology.___

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2015-12-02 14:29:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Too many PhD students?

“Since 1977, we've been recommending that graduate departments partake in birth control, but no one has been listening.” bit.ly/1lWYHRS___Too many PhD students?

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2015-12-01 14:51:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I think this will be of interest to people like +Artem Kaznatcheev

I think this will be of interest to people like +Artem Kaznatcheev___

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2015-12-01 14:50:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The 2Scientists podcast for November!

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Special thanks go out to Megan Detloff of +Drexel University for being our latest podcast guest.

Also, huge thanks to Small Monuments for letting us use the track "Nan". We hope you all enjoy!___The 2Scientists podcast for November!

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2015-11-17 13:53:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Good news to all of those living in Asturias!

Primeras reacciones a Pint of Science en Asturias +Pint of Science ES ___Good news to all of those living in Asturias!

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2015-11-05 15:16:50 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

One fun podcast and one fun guest!

Simon Garnier___One fun podcast and one fun guest!

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2015-11-05 03:54:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Anyone interested?

Ladies and gents, we'll have a number of new cities joining us for ‪#‎pint16‬. Will yours be one of them? Watch this space for more details!___Anyone interested?

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2015-11-05 03:54:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Great start to November I'd say...

Thank you so much to everyone who came out on Monday for our ‪#‎pintTPA‬ event. To our speakers: Sarah Fontaine, Kim Luddy and Mya Breitbart. To our host Krishna Reddy and last but not least to the guys at Florida Avenue Brewing Co who kept those tasty beers flowing.

Cheers all, and hope to see you at the next one!___Great start to November I'd say...

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2015-10-29 13:59:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

This is a great CrashCourse history episode on the way the technology of the industrial revolution, the railroad in particular, changed the way our society, communities, and consciousness are structured. The video is inspired by Wolfgang Schivelbusch's The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century, which seems like a great book. I'd be interested in reading it, and as always you can make that easier by gifting it to me: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2N0S7EQVYGYRA/

I particularly like the discussion of how railroad travel encouraged reading and discouraged socialization. This becomes really obvious on any modern metro train, where even eye contact is to be avoided.

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This is a great CrashCourse history episode on the way the technology of the industrial revolution, the railroad in particular, changed the way our society, communities, and consciousness are structured. The video is inspired by Wolfgang Schivelbusch's The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century, which seems like a great book. I'd be interested in reading it, and as always you can make that easier by gifting it to me: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2N0S7EQVYGYRA/

I particularly like the discussion of how railroad travel encouraged reading and discouraged socialization. This becomes really obvious on any modern metro train, where even eye contact is to be avoided.

/cc +Forrest Barnum, +David Basanta___

2015-10-28 03:28:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The guys that bring you +Pint of Science US (and that includes myself) are also responsible for a monthly science podcast whose name now is 2Scientists. Be sure to follow us here for the latest news on who will be interviewing, where and on when the podcasts get released.

The guys that bring you +Pint of Science US (and that includes myself) are also responsible for a monthly science podcast whose name now is 2Scientists. Be sure to follow us here for the latest news on who will be interviewing, where and on when the podcasts get released.___

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2015-10-28 02:59:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Monthly +2Scientists fun at the New World Brewery in Tampa.

2Scientists is the podcast we produce on a monthly basis. Find us on iTunes or your favorite podcast manager. Tonight we recorded a new one with Antonio Paris, a planetary scientist and astronaut candidate.___Monthly +2Scientists fun at the New World Brewery in Tampa.

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2015-10-28 02:12:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Good to see +Artem Kaznatcheev back in Tampa!

Good to see +Artem Kaznatcheev back in Tampa!___

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2015-10-27 12:03:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

By +Ed Yong 

By +Ed Yong ___

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2015-10-27 02:55:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Red meat and cancer risk

The news is awash with stories about how red and processed meats have been classified as carcinogens in the same category as tobacco. But what exactly does this mean? Let's unpick this a little bit before throwing out the bacon with the bathwater. 

There have been several excellent bits of writing that explain what this means - the first is by Ed Yong (http://goo.gl/br9OU7) and the second by CRUK* (http://goo.gl/ELDzCI). These are well-worth a read if you want to learn more. 

Basically, the key bit of information to remember is that this is not a risk assessment, it is a hazard identification. A great analogy (stolen from the CRUK article above) is to think of banana skins - they definitely can cause accidents, but in practice it doesn't happen very often, and isn't as severe as being in a car accident. But under the hazardi... more »

Red meat and cancer risk

The news is awash with stories about how red and processed meats have been classified as carcinogens in the same category as tobacco. But what exactly does this mean? Let's unpick this a little bit before throwing out the bacon with the bathwater. 

There have been several excellent bits of writing that explain what this means - the first is by Ed Yong (http://goo.gl/br9OU7) and the second by CRUK* (http://goo.gl/ELDzCI). These are well-worth a read if you want to learn more. 

Basically, the key bit of information to remember is that this is not a risk assessment, it is a hazard identification. A great analogy (stolen from the CRUK article above) is to think of banana skins - they definitely can cause accidents, but in practice it doesn't happen very often, and isn't as severe as being in a car accident. But under the hazard identification approach, banana skins and cars would be in the same category because they both definitely cause accidents. The severity of the accident is not discussed, and that's where we tend to get lost with the breathless press releases on this topic. 

So should you stop eating red and processed meat? The answer is all about the dreaded, boring M word - moderation. If you're always eating red and processed meat, over years and years, then that's probably not good for you. But meat in moderation (i.e. not too much and not too often) is still okay, and is definitely not as bad as smoking is. The thing with diet and disease is that reality is often rather boring; there are no miracle diets or magical juice cleansers that will give you eternal youth. There are no superfoods that offset the damage of binge-drinking every weekend. That's just not how our bodies work. 

What you can do to prevent cancer is eat plenty of fruit and veg with lots of fibre while cutting back on things like alcohol, salt, red and processed meats. And definitely avoid sunburns and smoking. 

*In the interest of full disclosure, I work at the charity CRUK as a science communicator. 

#ScienceEveryday  ___

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If not equations then what? if the answer is algorithms then I'm ok.

If not equations then what? if the answer is algorithms then I'm ok.___

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2015-10-23 23:48:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The festival may still be a few months away but many US cities are organising special +Pint of Science US events. If you are in Tampa be sure to come to the one we are preparing for 2/11.

The festival may still be a few months away but many US cities are organising special +Pint of Science US events. If you are in Tampa be sure to come to the one we are preparing for 2/11.___

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2015-10-23 22:32:10 (3 comments; 32 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-21 02:07:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Bet you didn't know that you can also follow me on instagram and see some of the pictures I take related to my work with crappy instagram filters.

Bet you didn't know that you can also follow me on instagram and see some of the pictures I take related to my work with crappy instagram filters.___

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2015-10-15 13:42:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-11 23:22:52 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

It isn't but will it become one in our lifetime?

Economics is not a science

All those models, in vain.
Lost, like tears in the rain.___It isn't but will it become one in our lifetime?

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2015-10-06 22:20:45 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Putting social media to good use:

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Congress?sp_ref=153565907.4.16166.o.1.6&referring_akid=.9455630.nLast4&source=clickcopy_sp

HT: +Alexander Anderson 

Putting social media to good use:

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Congress?sp_ref=153565907.4.16166.o.1.6&referring_akid=.9455630.nLast4&source=clickcopy_sp

HT: +Alexander Anderson ___

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2015-10-04 12:04:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Guess what I listened to during my run today: my colleague at +Moffitt Cancer Center​ Ruan Cox talking to +Parmvir Bahia​ for +Pint of Science US​. Listen to him explain how, with a Surname like his, he was fated to research inflammation in the lung. 

Guess what I listened to during my run today: my colleague at +Moffitt Cancer Center​ Ruan Cox talking to +Parmvir Bahia​ for +Pint of Science US​. Listen to him explain how, with a Surname like his, he was fated to research inflammation in the lung. ___

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