The MiniBlog on your right is a rolling ticker of stuff Iâ€™m reading at the moment, with a quick one line comment: it’s a mix of entertaining academic papers, absurd news stories, geek stuff, and other peoplesâ€™ blogs. It updates fast or slow, depending on how much Iâ€™m reading, and you can subscribe to it by pressing the RSS button.
You can also read through the backlog by clicking the MiniBlog title link or here:
There’s no way to comment on individual ones (although the forums at badscience.net/forum are always a great place to chat) but I might be able to change that if there’s a demand? It would be a shame to swamp the main blog with a links summary everyday (I’m not really that kind of blogger) but I’ll pop a compilation of the links into a post every now and then, especially the older links from before I put the MiniBlog links on the right. You could very easily build a “Cracker” style psychological profile of my head from these links, if you were so inclined.
Here’s the dump for the last few days.
Researchers uncover genetic link to obesity
Is it the gene for the muscle that opens the mouth?
Ben talking about mobile phone risks on Radio Scotland
30 minutes in to the show, posh people trying to force their phone mast onto a poorer community
BBC – Radio 4 – The New Two Cultures
Reasserts outdated bigotries with free bonus of patronising tone
Getting people on the buses
“The north wind and the sun.” Only with p-values.
Is the benefit of exercise a placebo effect?
More excellent non-pill research for the media to ignore. Remember: quack or pharma, it’s only news if it’s a pill.
Menopause Affects Japanese Women Less Than Westerners
Biology, meet culture, now make syndromes.
Culture and symptom reporting at menopause
Menopausal symptoms less prevalent in Japan: culture and biology intersect. Sorry, behind evil pay journal barrier for non university people
What was the question again? …Green polling examined
consistently interesting evidence-based ranting from previous number 10 policy wonk
Magic mushroom non-story
“Why the shootings mean that we must support my politics”
Vintage political parody
White Man For The Job
Johann Hari absolutely pwns Andrew Roberts. Magnifico.
Mormon women â€˜tortured children to instil disciplineâ€™
i’m blaming religion, quite unfairly, simply because it pleases me to do so.
The Bad Science Forum – extracting the pish, er I mean data.
handy open source software generates the numbers from an image file showing data on a graph or map
Blog – duncanbrian.co.uk
academic anaesthetist vs daily mail
Confounding variable – Wikipedia
Room for a local genius to fix this page in five minutes and do the world a favour
Could a full English cause lung disease? | the Daily Mail
You’d have thought that “confounding variables” would be an important thing to learn about as a health journalist.