Friday, September 29, 2023

Early Detection Of Alzheimer's?

"In a large-scale study, CU Anschutz researchers find promise in early detection of dementia with brainwave-monitoring device"

Wordle Cheats

"Many Wordle users cheat to win, says mathematics expert". 

Direct link to academic article: "Wordle: A Microcosm of Life. Luck, Skill, Cheating, Loyalty, and Influence!"

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Hsieh Forbes Column: "Some Physicians Receive Thousands Of Dollars A Year From Drug Companies; Should You Be Concerned?"

My latest Forbes column is now out: "Some Physicians Receive Thousands Of Dollars A Year From Drug Companies; Should You Be Concerned?"

I discuss the federal Open Payments database which tabulates financial interactions between physicians and drug/medical device companies. I also discuss how patients should be cautious about interpreting what they learn about their doctors, and whether such payments constitute a conflict of interest.

NYPD RoboCop

"The NYPD is deploying a 420-pound robocop to roam Times Square's subway station"

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

AlphaFold Update

"AlphaFold tool pinpoints protein mutations that cause disease"


"The loss of dark skies is so painful, astronomers coined a new term for it"

Friday, September 22, 2023

2023 Astronomy Photos

"Some Stunning Shots From the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 Competition"

2023 Ig Nobels

"The 2023 Ig Nobel Prize Winners".  I liked the Medicine prize winner: 


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Artificial Womb Update

"Human trials of artificial wombs could start soon. Here’s what you need to know"

ChatGPT Diagnosis

"A boy saw 17 doctors over 3 years for chronic pain. ChatGPT found the diagnosis"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Unification Day

September 20 is Unification Day.


Improving Medical Education

"Pilots regularly train on simulators: Why don't doctors?"

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Airless Bicycle Tires

"Airless bike tires made with NASA technology are now on sale". (Via H.R.)

AI Cancer Detection

"AI Equals Human Radiologists at Interpreting Breast Cancer Scans"

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Light Posting

Admin note: Posting may continue to be lighter than usual for the next several days.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Scissors Congruence

"A brief illustrated guide to 'scissors congruence' -- an ancient geometric idea that’s still fueling cutting-edge mathematical research"

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Star Colors

"The Colors of Stars, Explained"

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Sounds Of Snoopy

Making the sounds effects for a video clip of "Snoopy Making Pizza". Love it!

Monday, September 04, 2023

Friday, September 01, 2023

Protectionism 2.0

South Korea: 1) Robots replacing humans -- no problem. 2) Foreign (Chinese) robots replacing domestic (South Korean) robots -- NO WAY!

Stronger Concrete

"Scientists brew stronger concrete with coffee grounds"