…the title of these posts has more than the usual number of dashes.
This week: I’m doing a Crowd-funding campaign!! Help me out!
Also, some thoughts on a retracted study about microbiomes and obesity. And coffee. Always coffee.
I want to create a sci video series making demos into experiments. But I need your help! ow.ly/4n3QNR
Yes! Loads of science videos explain concepts. Loads more do explainers. But I want to do EXPERIMENTS. Explaining why you need to do a test over and over, running the statistics, making the graphs. All of it! I want to give students the tools they need to answer their OWN scientific questions. And I can do it all with stuff that you can buy from the grocery store. But to make the series, I need YOUR HELP. Please help fund us! 10% there already!
An overview of the health at every size movement. Impt to note what it actually IS. ow.ly/4n3Rit
The people who rehab SLOTHS. Bonus loads of sloth pics! ow.ly/4n3Rux
ICYMI: Teachers see a golden opportunity in the foldscope. I’ve got one! Can’t wait to test with it. 🙂ow.ly/4n3REH
This week’s word…is frequently used. Frequency. ow.ly/4n3RJm
New from me! About uncertainty, and how it’s stressful. Sometimes, but sometimes not? AUGH this is stressing me out. ow.ly/4n4AuN
We waste a LOT of food. How do we stop? Better labels, and maybe acceptance of fruit that’s not so pretty.ow.ly/4n3SjU
Stranded whales with stomachs full of plastic. Not stranded because of the plastic, but yikes. ow.ly/4n4kve
From me! This is why we haaaaaate uncertainty. ow.ly/4n6Tw8
Whoa. Studying showing microbiome from obese rats makes skinny rats fat retracted for fraud. ow.ly/4n3UqC
BUT there’s an important note to be made:
NOTE, study that was retracted on fat/thin mouse microbiota? NOT the only study on that. Others in mice and humans show similar…
For example, in twins where one is obese and one is not, transferred to mice:science.sciencemag.org/content/341/61…
Another example in mice:nature.com/news/bacteria-… Basically, other studies have found this effect.
One case of fraud doesn’t kill a whole area of study. This particular study wasn’t even a big deal.diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/65/5/1…
I was mostly struck by the scale of the fraud involved. Three whole figures is a lot.
“The excretion of caffeine in the semen of men…” WHY have I never come across this piece of genius before! ow.ly/4n6TGF
The dangers of polypharmacy.ow.ly/4n9HBz When people are on so many pills, we’ve got to know them ALL.
In which I delve into the neuroscience of stress. And in which people get shocked on the hand for science. A lot.ow.ly/4n7rWU
Medical scribes, people who follow around doctors typing everything they say. Sounds exhausting. ow.ly/4n9I8r
Working directly with the Navajo nation to influence healthcare. Note outreach efforts, community representatives.ow.ly/4n9MOy
I want to create a science video series with real experiments anyone can do! Help me out, please! 🙂 ow.ly/4n6SeV
Can melatonin help you sleep? It depends. Good explanation of pros and cons. ow.ly/4nc8nd
Scis made a map of words in the brain. But, well, we still can’t really READ it.ow.ly/4nc8RA
Male peacocks twerk. You are welcome.ow.ly/4neN5j
Sometimes debunkers need debunking.ow.ly/4neOJY I’ll admit it was a confusing read pre-coffee.
Dogs are sniffing out whale poop. For SCIENCE. http://ow.ly/4nfv3X