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Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees?

May 11, 2018

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I was recently being diagnosed with a torn meniscus from playing football. Thus, I’ve been looking up a lot of research on various knee surgeries lately. I have a good base of knowledge but I find I tend to go through phases where a specific condition or joint tends to predominate in my life or […]

The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018

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Boxing Cruise some Floyd Mayweather training videos: All you’ll see is mitts, bags, medicine balls, and concrete to run on. Despite the fact he’s been fighting people ten years younger than him -young guys who are more likely to try bells and whistles- he’s still undefeated. (While Conor hit him more than anybody thought, that […]

Can your electronic devices cause an increase in miscarriage risk?

January 17, 2018

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–Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage Why we care In women exposed to a certain level of radiation, the miscarriage rate was 10.4%. In women exposed to any higher level, the risk was a startling 24.2%. For reference, the average miscarriage rate is ~12.5%. Quick tangent: You often see publications […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017

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–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #21

September 11, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Our monthly reminder of what Facebook thinks of us First, Facebook bought […]

The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017

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I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

AI will not take all jobs- looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of sports

July 24, 2017

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It’s hard to go a few days without seeing yet another article about the impending doom of artificial intelligence. This doom is related to two arenas- Skynet Taking jobs Most AI researchers don’t take 1. seriously. Pedro Domingos, in The Master Algorithm, says “The chances that an AI equipped with the Master Algorithm will take over the […]