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“Every day is April Fool’s in nutrition.”

If you only read one article today, read this one:

"I am Johannes Bohannon, Ph.D. Well, actually my name is John, and I’m a journalist. [..] They wanted me to help demonstrate just how easy it is to turn bad science into the big headlines behind diet fads."

"It was [..] a fairly typical study for the field of diet research. Which is to say: It was terrible science. The results are meaningless, and the health claims that the media blasted out to millions of people around the world are utterly unfounded."

"Readers just can’t get enough stories about the benefits of red wine or the dangers of fructose."

"Salt is bad, salt is good, protein is good, protein is bad, fat is bad, fat is good—that changes like the weather."

Or as I always say: Nutrition science is not scientific, they cannot isolate the effect and show a clear causal connection.

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It is my pleasure to announce that the registration for ZuriHac 2015 [1] is open now.

If you want to participate in this year's Haskell Hackathon in Zurich, please fill out this form [2].

Make sure to wait for a confirmation email afterwards before booking. The event can only host around 90 participants. We will confirm registrations on a first come first served basis.

Please spread the word!

[1] https://wiki.haskell.org/ZuriHac2015
[2] http://goo.gl/forms/L24NgFRvCw

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Volker Pispers: "... bis neulich 2014" 3sat - die…: http://youtu.be/OpFNlNK8j20

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How Gravity Makes Things Fall: http://youtu.be/jlTVIMOix3I

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"In short, the opportunity to simplify will remain with us for many years, and I propose, in order to maintain our sanity and our enthusiasm, that we welcome the long duration of that opportunity, rather than to suffer from impatience each time the practitioners deride and discard our next successful pilot project as a toy problem: they will do so, even if you have achieved what, shortly before, they had confidently predicted to be impossible."

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Today's TED Talk: privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti on the ongoing battle for our personal information (and why we really need to pay attention). He shares some fascinating research on the picture you can paint using only publicly available data. Chilling.

http://on.ted.com/privacy
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