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WHY SOME PEOPLE MAKE THE WRONG DECISION AND OTHERS DON’T: AN ASSESSMENT OF ARITHMETIC AND GEOMETRIC PROJECTIONS OF THE FRIDAY-SUNDAY DIVIDE BEYOND THE MEHSPAIR CHASM WITH P-VALUES, χ2, AND LICORICE

ABSTRACT So it’s come to this. Another year has passed and another Candy Hierarchy survey has been completed. Check that. “Candy Hierarchy” is what yahoos call it, but to us, it’s a deep dive into the Friday/Sunday question that has blessed our species since caveman times. Caveman times. We’ve taken a look at the data, and frankly, we don’t like what we see. Maybe it’s not all bad. Maybe. Let’s start with the good. Remember last year when a couple of plucky scientists who had overcome obscure forms of childhood adversity before finding their footing in a ne’er do well…

REFUGEE SCREENING: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION (AND A REQUEST FOR EQUIPMENT)

In an increasingly chaotic world, people fleeing life-threatening chaos—refugees—are a growing group. Today over 65 million displaced people—representing the biggest wave of mass displacement since World War II—seek safer, better lives in new countries, cultures, languages, fields, and communities. Many are climate refugees—people displaced by the effects of climate change. This group will probably grow by an order of magnitude in the coming decades, unless countries and corporations achieve global collective action to reduce carbon emissions and otherwise stem the effects of what we are already experiencing as climate departure. Refugees face many challenges, from life-threatening violence and other disaster…

DREAM LAB

To sleep perchance to Sit in a dark room Ventilation buzzing A slow wave behind Double doors trap the Night walking wake Subject to deep remembering Five candles stage One’s existence up Late without flux Blind little boxes React timelessly In anticipation Eyeful corner Monitored awake Somnolent book Oh, lab of my dreams Collect all my sleep Scatter my wake

2016 CANDY HIERARCHY: SUPPLEMENTAL RAW DATA AND NEW ANALYSES

PREAMBLE: This is for you data nerds who might want to dig into the data a little deeper (we didn’t have a lot of time to play around with it). We’ve provided access to the full excel spreadsheet (which also includes data that was cut off from our analysis due to us having to get started earlier for today’s piece on BoingBoing). We’re essentially hoping that with more rigorous analysis of the data, we might be able to find out whether there are statistically relevant differences in how different folks rate their candies For example, do people who see the…

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY PREFERENCES, AND OTHER THINGS BESIDES

With so many costumes adorning this election season, you might think the Halloween get-ups are overkill. Think again, because David Ng and B.R. Cohen are here to present the official universal survey about your candy favorites for the 2016 hierarchical delineation of candy virtue. There’s the stuff about science, and ranking, and surveys, and strata, we say that every year. There’s the extra layer about experimental proof, rigorous data analysis, metrics of repeatability. Got it, we got it. – – – So we’re here are again. Last year was a kind of game changer in the candy ranking industry. We…

THE LAB CULTURE: A TRUE SCIENTIFIC HORROR STORY

My first co-op placement was in a research lab, four and a half thousand kilometres away from my home university. For the first week or so, it was like taking a really intense lab for a university class, except the prof was just judging me instead of grading me. He would ask me questions to probe my knowledge and get me to think hard about things, but the environment and topic were so new that this usually just made me feel silly and lost. I did learn things, but not very quickly. Soon enough, I was set up to do…

NucSh REGULATES NECESSARY NUCLEIC SHRINKAGE FOR GENOME SWAP IN POLYJUICE POTION

Annals of Praetachoral Mechanics (2016). Vol 2. Advanced online publication. download pdf ABSTRACT This study provides further investigations into the wizarding potion known commonly as the Polyjuice potion; and specifically to assess the contribution of the known fluxweed protein, NucSh. NucSh has been previously shown, via co-immunoprecipitation experiments, to be part of the PhageCrux Complex, which in turn appears to be key for many major transformative magic related properties. Other studies have also shown that the principle factor of this Auror favorite is possibly related to a symbiotically absorbed and retained bacteriophage present in Lacewing flies (Borage et al, 2009).…

10 QUESTIONS I HAVE FOR SCIENCE

1. In the not-too-distant future, a tree will fall in the forest. Is there any chance it will have been knocked over by some kind of rampaging robot? 2. When the world’s armies are finally equipped with laser rifles, how difficult will it be for a civilian to get his hands on one, and do you think it would totally blow up a squirrel or just burn a hole in it? 3. Hypothetical situation: a gigantic black hole is about to swallow the Earth. All human life is doomed. Question: would you happen to know any women who don’t want…