I proudly showed off my baby brother and explained that it had taken exactly 437 elastic bands to crush his skull
Here is a rundown of some of the brazen claims they made:
Eating processed meats is as bad for you as smoking
Eating an egg a day is as bad as smoking five cigarettes
Drinking milk causes cancer.
One serving of processed meats per day raises the risk of diabetes by 51 percent.
Fish is toxic.
Five to 10 percent of cancer is caused by genetics, and the rest is caused by food.
And here's an excellent article debunking every claim above and more: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16018658/what-the-health-documentary-review-vegan-diet
And here's an actual panel of qualified doctors absolutely grilling the director who quickly turns the debate into a shouting match. https://www.youtube.com/user/thedoctorstv/search?query=what+the+health
There are more clips here from the same episode in which prominent neuroendocrinologist and pediatrician Dr Robert Lustig and in my opinion one of the best educators in the field of nutrition, decimating those claim... keep reading on reddit ➡
So many people seem to think we shouldn’t have to learn math or science or that we should only learn it to a fourth grade level or to various other extents but I believe that that’s completely wrong. Being an intelligent and contributing citizen or even just a healthy and balanced person requires mental and physical fitness and, in that sense, I believe that math and PE are very comparable. The point of physical fitness isn’t so that you can grow up to be a body builder, it’s so that you have a healthy and growing body, which requires physical stress and challenges and the same applies to math.
Furthermore, to see it as pointless–which many people I’ve known seem to think–is just so wildly ignorant. The reason that our lives are as cushy and easy as they are without us constantly struggling to survive is because of math and science. Deliberate, rational thought and problem solving got us here. We had to solve the problem of inconsistent food sources by developing agriculture. We had... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and the Director of the university's Center of Theoretical Physics. I am also the co-founder of the World Science Festival, an organization that creates novel, multimedia experience to bring science to general audiences.
My scientific research focuses on the search for Einstein's dream of a unified theory, which for decades has inspired me to work on string theory. For much of that time I have helped develop the possibility that the universe may have more than three dimensions of space.
I'm also an author, having written four books for adults, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and just recently, Until the End of Time. The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos were both adapted into NOVA... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm playing Satisfactory right now. It's a good game, but it's yet another in a long line of "corporate dystopia where your equipment is more important than you" games that I've played in the last year: Subnautica and its sequel, Journey to the Savage Planet, Outer Worlds, etc. Beyond that, I just played Neo Cab, and of course I've played the Fallout series. Cyberpunk is coming out this year, and Shipbreaker is probably next on the stack. It's not that I dislike the subgenre; I've enjoyed all these games. I think they can be used to make incisive and insightful commentary on modern capitalism, privacy issues, etc., but I am So. Fucking. Sick. of them right now.
I just... man, I want to play something where I feel like I'm building a better future for humanity, or forging out in search of new opportunities or helping to improve a galactic civilization, just something that isn't yet another oh-so-current take on how awful capitalism is and how it's going to consume us all. Like, I'm a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I graduated from college in my early twenties with a journalism degree, but, the crazy thing is, I don’t enjoy journalism at all. I picked that major mainly because it I really didn’t have any guidance and it seemed interesting. I’d never been encouraged in science. I’d done well in my science classes in high school. They were actually some of my favorites, and one of my biology teachers is still close with me today. It never occurred to me to follow science. For some reason, I always thought I should do something in the English or writing worlds, but I never felt passion for that stuff and it always felt more like a chore. Science and math have never made me feel that way. So is it crazy for me to go back to school? I want to get an undergrad in Biology, and then maybe something to do with conservation as a masters. What do y’all think?
Genuine question. The level of agita here seems to be way beyond that of the normal student, early professional, or really anybody that isn't gulping down Adderall 25 hours a day. People in here are questioning their footsteps to the point of absurdity, and it's counterproductive to any reasonable outside observer, so I wonder if there isn't a stimulant problem in programming right now.
I legitimately would like to understand the demographic here better, because at many times I'm reminded of my darkest days down the prescription stimulant tunnel when I come by.
Hi reddit! Today seems like a good day to talk about what we know (and don’t know) about the health effects of cannabis and the emerging evidence about adult-use legalization. With so much attention being paid to the political, economic and social impacts of cannabis, it’s important for the scientific community to provide evidence-based input that can be used as a basis for these crucial discussions.
During this AMA organized by LabX, a public engagement program of the National Academy of Sciences, we’ll answer your questions about the current state of cannabis research, discuss how laboratory research is being implemented clinically, and talk about the implications on policy. We’ll also provide links to high-quality, evidence-based resources about cannabis.
In particular, we’ll highlight the 2017 report “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” from the... keep reading on reddit ➡
An interesting article on the evolutionary and social benefits of the runner's high: https://ideas.ted.com/why-does-running-give-you-a-high-heres-the-science.
You can do real NASA science right now, from your own home. Just join one of NASA's citizen science projects! From projects designed to study our planet's biodiversity, to studying the sun, comets, and finding planets outside of our solar system, our citizen science projects harness the collective strength of the public to analyze data and conduct scientific research. NASA-funded citizen science projects have engaged roughly 1.5 million volunteers and resulted in thousands of scientific discoveries and numerous scientific publications. For information on current our citizen science projects, visit https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience. Most projects require no prior knowledge, experience, or special tools beyond a computer or cell phone. And don't worry if you didn't study science in school; these projects aim to teach you everything you need to know.
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I'm not sure if this is allowed here, so if it's not, I apologize in advance.
My friend Priya Krishna (you may know here from the New York Times or the Bon Appetit Youtube channel) is looking for some aspiring food writers with a specific interest in food science to work on a new book that she is putting together with David Chang. If you are interested in home cooking and food science, and think you have the writing skills to explain the science behind everyday things like microwaving, cooking with frozen vegetables, browning, etc, let me know. This is obviously a paid opportunity, and we are specifically looking for black, indigenous, and people of color (though it is open to all).
Feel free to DM me and I'll forward you to Priya. Thanks!