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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 167

Research of the Week

How an abrupt nationwide ban on alcohol reduced injury-related mortality by 14% in South Africa.

The historical origins of cultural divergence in Vietnam.

Specific cognitive skills appear to be very heritable.

Exercise maintains adipose tissue function as we age.

Frogs are excellent pesticides.

Keto for MS shows promise.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast, Episode 20: Creating a Primally Pure Beauty Routine with Bethany McDaniel

Primal Health Coach: Laura Timbrook

Media, Schmedia

Scientists question whether other scientists are making sound claims about red meat and health.

Interesting Blog Posts

What the Nords teach us about having fun.

What happens in your brain after you die? A lot, apparently.

Social Notes

The power of citrulline for cardiovascular health.

Never count out analog.

Everything Else

I’ve been hearing about nuclear fusion for decades now.

Where Sci-Hub is most popular.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting article: The genealogy of everyone.

No thanks: AI project seeks to make every human on earth identifiable.

Lucky genes: ACE2 gene variant predicts COVID severity.

Interesting job opening: Grizzly bear conflict manager.

Fascinating post: Why running on “compliant” surfaces like board walks helps you go so fast.

Question I’m Asking

What do you think happens in the moment before (and after) death?

Recipe Corner

Chinese beef noodle soup. Compared to Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese, Chinese noodle soups are underrated.
Tartiflette, a luxurious comforting food.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 26 – Mar 4)

Comment of the Week

“Total click-bait and disappointing that you did so Mark! The article notes that TN implemented an “academic” model of preschool: an “academic framework that focuses on basic skills like knowing letters and numbers instead of on child development strategies such as exploring learning through interaction and lots of outdoor play… Even discussion during ‘story time’ is generally limited to questions with a single ‘right’ answer, instead of engaging children to think more deeply.” Your link is like saying, “Food simply doesn’t work” after researchers look at the the SAD.”

-You’re right. I will revise my comment to be more accurate: “Academic pre-K doesn’t work. Let the kids play.”

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