An amazing *randomized trial* on Twitter+academia: 112 papers were randomly chosen to be shared on twitter by a group with ~58k followers or to not be shared. Papers that were tweeted accumulated 4x more citations compared to non-tweeted papers over 1yr. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32504611/
^ a reminder that you always need to think about your distribution
My friends want to help students affected by covid pursue self-directed research this summer (with support from community & mentors) -- strongly recommend applying!
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3 U.S. rocket CEOs responding to a Twitter account with 10 followers, who asked about the exhaust flow of a rocket engine. Your daily reminder that this website is still free:
Organizations that value diversity of opinion have many options for eliciting it, from prediction markets and the Delphi method to simple anonymous comment boxes. The fact that these methods are rare in practice seems important for understanding how orgs work.
This article quotes an EMS tech saying that ~50-75% of calls are for frequent flyers. Some people are calling EMS quite regularly... "In two years, 25 people have collectively called 4,291 times."
Blonde cargoes: Finnish children in the slave markets of medieval Crimea mikedashhistory.com/2015/01/15/blo… "When we think of slavery, we tend to think of this African traffic. Yet it was not the only such trade – nor was it, before 1700, even the largest."
More people should, as they retire, publish a tell-all on the career world they saw. Describe concretely & in detail what they saw & how things seem to work there. Where the bodies are buried. With a stack of such things, I could learn so much about how the world really works.
“You could write the entire history of science in the last 50 years in terms of papers rejected by Science or Nature” 🔥 Here’s a list of discoveries that won a nobel prize after being rejected by peer review: web.northeastern.edu/slavovlab/blog…
you've gotta approach self-awareness like going to the gym: 60 minutes, high intensity, 3-4 times a week, and otherwise don't worry about it, just eat right and sleep
You can be a professional basketball player, no matter how tall you are! No correlation between height and scoring success in the NBA:
The first life-saving drug is the cheap steroid dexamethasone: for patients on ventilators it cut death risk from 40% to 28%. For patients needing oxygen it cut death risk from 25% to 20%
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