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Drew Tyre
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Moving on ...
In case you missed it, I decided back in 2015 to stop blogging here and moved over to A few cheap shots . I wanted to experiment with using Github in science and there seems to be better support for Markdown and putting R code in the posts. Hope to see you ...

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Walkabout Wednesday: low carb and T3, gender bias in STEM, and VR goggles.
Eating low carb will lower your T3 levels, gender bias in STEM is still a thing, and VR goggles can save the planet. My health I have seen various references to the idea that dietary carbohydrates are necessary for thyroid function, so this post from the Ke...

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Why I don't plan to take PhD students in the future
In a recent Walkabout I let slip that I don't plan to take PhD students in the future . That triggered some comments on FB wanting more details, so here goes. Before I go any further, I should make one thing very clear. This decision was not a result of my ...

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Walkabout wednesday: Wolves, deer and TV ownership. Yes, really.
Really. I'm not really sure how to categorize some of these things I've wondered about this week. Mostly "Our Environment". My Health Nothing to see here. Move along.  Your Education I've always spouted the party line on methods sections: the goal is to ena...

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More on the credibility of science, and why it is hard to believe.
Science is hard to believe. But can any of that be blamed on scientists? A few weeks ago now Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) went on a bit of a rant, nominating nutrition science as the biggest Science Fail . I went a bit further, and argued that any time ...

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Can or should UNL reduce carbon emissions in Nebraska
It's a simple idea. We should set a goal to reduce carbon emissions in the state of Nebraska. Shouldn't we? I'm leading the development of the Academic Program Review report for the School of Natural Resources , the academic unit where I work at the Univers...

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Walkabout wednesday: are carbohydrates bad, improving representation in STEM, and DRONES!
Not necessarily, maybe or maybe not, and DRONES. Too cool for words. My health A population study in Finland has shown a link between statin use and an increased risk of developing Type II diabetes . They have a mechanism too; people on statins had a dose d...

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How much is too much exercise?
And how do we know? You'd had to have been buried under a rock to have missed the headlines a few weeks back: "Excessive Jogging will Kill You"! etc. All of them traced back to this article  on the Copenhagen City Heart Study. When I looked at the article ,...

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Do you speak data science?
If I can describe myself as anything these days, it's "self-taught (ie. underqualified) data scientist". Then I read this , and maybe I don't want to be a data scientist! Too funny. Good to take a hard look at the latest fads. Most of this too will pass, an...
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