Posts Tagged ‘x78retwee’

Compelling argument against Slack

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Stop Letting Modern Distractions Steal Your Attention

Making yourself inaccessible from time to time is essential to boosting your focus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/smarter-living/stop-letting-modern-distractions-steal-your-attention.html

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This kind of task switching comes with a cost. It’s called attention residue, a term established by Sophie Leroy, a professor at the Bothell School of Business at the University of Washington. In a 2009 study, Dr. Leroy found that if people transition their attention away from an unfinished task, their subsequent task performance will suffer. For example, if you interrupt writing an email to reply to a text message, it will take time to refocus when you turn your attention back to finishing your email. That little bit of time of adjusting your focus — the residue — compounds throughout the day. As we fragment our attention, fatigue and stress increases, which negatively affects performance.

At the very least, she said, start leaving your phone behind during certain periods of the day, and perhaps establishing no-phone zones in your house or workplace. Treat it as an experiment: Try things and see what makes you feel good, she said.
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Autoreject – An Automatic Review Generator

Monday, May 27th, 2019

https://autoreject.org/

Could be useful

Human Genome Project pioneer seeks cure for chronic fatigue syndrome to save his own son – CNN

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/12/health/stanford-geneticist-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-trnd/index.html

Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful. – The New York Times

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/science/scott-kellys-photos-space.html

Let People Share DNA With a Click

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

one end of the spectrum on open DNA

Let People Share DNA With a Click
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-22/the-nih-should-become-the-facebook-of-genome-data

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

liked particularly:

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3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.
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https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/here-are-cognitive-scientist-s.html

WIRED: Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

amusing…
The story has an interesting mendelian disease angle.
https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-need-more-cat-dna-and-lil-bub-is-here-to-help/

Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help
WIRED
Unusual DNA helped make Lil Bub a cat celebrity. Now that genetic data could improve medical care for cats without millions of Instagram followers. Read the full story

Untangling the Formation of DNA Loops – Scientific American

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MARCH 2019

Untangling the Formation of DNA Loops

New discoveries on ancient loops in DNA offer clues into gene regulation

By Erez Lieberman Aiden

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/untangling-the-formation-of-dna-loops/

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

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“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””
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Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html

A single-cell molecular map of mouse gastrulation and early organogenesis | Nature

Friday, March 1st, 2019

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-0933-9