Science and Technology links (October 6th, 2018)

  1. Ibuprofen extends lifespan in many species including, maybe, human beings.
  2. Donna Strickland is the third women to win a Nobel prize in Physics. It appears that she won the prize for one 1985 article. Her scientific publications are available on Google Scholar. She is maybe one more example of the fact that it only takes one paper to make a remarkable contribution.
  3. People who suffer from dementia often had high blood sugar many years before their sickness.
  4. U.S. median household income is setting new records in both nominal and real terms.
  5. The Nobel prize in medicine was awarded to researchers who developed cancer immunotherapy. I am pleased that we are rewarding scientists who helped cure actual people.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

2 thoughts on “Science and Technology links (October 6th, 2018)”

  1. About 4: It’s a new record the way I break my 100m record: I ran faster than before. The median income’s recovered to pre-2008 levels, about the same as 2000s. If the underlying issues are not fixed, things are going to be the same in the next decade.

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