Science and Technology links (March 6th 2021)

  1. Increasing schooling does not improve social outcomes at a population level.
  2. Venitian glass was made near Venice as early as 450 BC. It spread worldwide through trade. Venetian glass made its way as far as North America. We have now determined that it was present in Alaska before Christopher Columbus. We expect that it came there through Asia.
  3. Chinese researchers have carried on genetic manipulation on monkeys, giving them a human gene. It could be that the monkeys become smarter as a result.
  4. Ocean heat may have a limited effect on marine glaciers.
  5. Genetics determines most social outcomes, based on historical outcomes.
  6. Endurance exercise may improve cognitive function.
  7. Fewer people are having strokes.
  8. Video game play is positively correlated with well-being
  9. Parkinson’s may be linked to having too much iron. It is relatively easy to lower someone’s iron store.

Published by

Daniel Lemire

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

4 thoughts on “Science and Technology links (March 6th 2021)”

  1. Thanks for the interesting links!

    There seems to be one error: the link on “Genetics determines most social outcomes, based on historical outcomes.” is the same as the on one “Video game play…”.

  2. the link to “Genetics determines most social outcomes, based on historical outcomes.” is the same link as to “Video game play is positively correlated with well-being”

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