OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of social media influencer marketing of foods (healthy and unhealthy) on children’s food intake.
METHODS: In a between-subjects design, 176 children (9–11 years, mean 10.5 ± 0.7 years) were randomly assigned to...
Scientists should be aware of the non-empirical assumptions that influence all kinds of research.
Matthew DalbySome interesting stuff here. Worth a read and something everyone interested in science should probably think about at least occasionally.
"Philosophy of Biology: Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid"
Sometimes, a dispute with a consumer movement comes along that has profound implications for far more than the people in it. I think the dramatic clash between the ME/CFS patient community and a power base in the evidence community is one of those....
Matthew DalbyThis is a great, detailed post by @hildabast.
"Consumer-Contested Evidence: Why the ME/CFS Exercise Dispute Matters So Much"
A state of emergency has been declared in the Russian Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, as locals face a massive “invasion” of polar bears, with over 50 predators seeking food and harassing residents in the urban landscape.
In Germany and Austria, radon therapy at upscale spas in old mines is covered by health insurance. But what is known about the advertised health benefits and how does this square with radon being classed as a carcinogen?
Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and written 35,000 original articles — all for free
"Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and written 35,000 original articles"
"one-third of all English language articles on Wikipedia have been edited by Steven."
The ultrarunner shattered the course record by 12 hours, while also expressing breast milk for her baby at aid stations along the route
Matthew DalbyJasmin Paris is the first woman to win 268-mile Montane Spine Race in 83 hours.
She beat her nearest male rival by 15 hours and set a course record by 12.
All while pumping milk for her baby daughter at each feeding station.
There are many ways that a culture can develop, but some outcomes are more probable than others. Multiple factors make a given belief or cultural practice more likely to spread, such as those that have a salient psychological appeal to many people,...
Matthew Dalby"Why headhunting men’s cults develop in lowland riverine rainforest areas"
For the past few months, I’ve had a recurring dream. I run and run, and eventually stretch out my arms either side of me, then a gust of wind picks me up and pulls me into the air. I’m above the...
Matthew DalbyI've dealt with this illness for so long. It's never easy.
"Often the language used around illness is binary — you either fight illness, or you’re defeated by it. ...if someone is overwhelmed by their illness, it’s because they didn’t fight hard enough."