Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Mother Nature’s Tests
That's a new blog from Wayne Shepheard to encourage genealogists to explore the natural world, especially with respect to the areas in which their ancestors lived and the physical events that occurred during their lifetimes.

Machine Learning May Be Able To Predict If You’re In For A Healthy Old Age

Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

Under the Influence
My favourite CBC radio program, yet to jump the shark, is back on the air. The first episode of the new season, about spokesperson fails - from Oprah to Eric Clapton, is available as a podcast (mp3). Also episodes from previous seasons are being made available, for free, at www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts-culture/under-the-influence/ starting with the first season.

It’s taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to Traditional Knowledge

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

How to Beat Science and Influence People:Policy Makers and Propaganda in Epistemic Networks

How not to fall for pseudoscience


2 comments:

Persephone said...

"Is that source Gwyneth Paltrow?" Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!!

Gail B said...

Oh I do hope you mean that Under the Influence, such a creative an informative show is on air again, not just on a podcast. I believe I am not alone in trying to get away from the infernal machine, the internet, and listen to radio live more. Right now The Sunday Edition, on air, is calming and wise.

I hope I don't have to use the internet to access Under the Influence.

Gail B, St. C.