Aerial image shows the former island of Urk in the Netherlands in 1930 and 2020. Source: buff.ly/3j7YlrV
Germany attacked the USSR on June 22, 1941. And until June 30 Stalin believed everything was going alright. Soviet generals liked to him that they were defending succesffully and reported about fake successes. Only on June 30 Stalin heard on German radio that the Nazis took Minsk
How could it be true? He immediately convened the Soviet leadership and took a car to the General Staff HQs. The denied the news about the fall of Minsk and told that was all just the Nazi propaganda. 'The Western group of armies under general Pavlov is doing great' they said
^ wow thread
Historic estimates suggest 17 women reproduced for every 1 man. Suggests that whatever is happening in the incel community is a reflection of the worst odds men have ever seen. Never before have so many men survived to adulthood, never before have so many women lived without men.
Yeerk.P 🦆 @PYeerkwith apologies to the lady on here who has 'academically studied terrorism' (can't find her thread now) but the mythology of the incel evolved specifically to police growing loneliness and despair by making their public expression 'terror-adjacent'
Uh-oh — virtually all major RCTs funded by an NIH institute (NHLBI) before 2000 were false positives. Once hypothesis preregistration is required in 2000, everything becomes a null. Via / .
doctors ruining or almost ruining your life or "2nd opinions are important" stories thread get in here!
2. was ~1 and screamed my head off, local doctor said my intestines were probably tangled and i should go to surgery got a second opinion, doctor saw it was a nail that was cut way too short, put some topical painkiller and i was fine
Similarly, the 2007 FDA Amendments Act required HHS to update its clinical trial rules by 2010. It didn't do so until 2016. This kind of thing shows the limits of policy reform--federal agencies can just completely ignore what Congress says.
Caleb Watney @calebwatneyAs part of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016, Congress asked OMB to set up a "Research Policy Board" to investigate whether administrative burdens were getting in the way of scientific research, and... they just didn't do it lmao https://t.co/jdS71woBZ5
^ power of bureaucracies underappreciated
I didn't think these fungi, which turn insects into zombies, could be any more remarkable. Turns out I was wrong. Some have gone through an astonishing evolutionary transformation, changing them from killers to essential parts of an insect's body. [1/15] (Image )
I’ve spent a decade cultivating a network of biotech's top emerging talent. In the past 2 years, I noticed that many of the best new people had already been discovered by someone else -- . I became obsessed with learning how he does it:
Article in about 's SR3 Image Super-resolution method. Neural network-based photo upscaling will likely be commonplace in most smartphones in the near future.