Science and Technology links (October 16 2022)

  1. Doctors in Israel are toying with polygenic screening: it is a way to make it more likely that your baby will grow up to be healthy.
  2. In 2021, 337 million prescriptions were written for antidepressants in US, according to the New York Times.
  3. Students in private schools do better in India than those attending government-run schools, even in districts where 70% of all students attend private schools.
  4. People who participate in free markets are more moral toward strangers.
  5. In Japan 4000 years ago, the sea level was 2 meters higher than the current level.

Daniel Lemire, "Science and Technology links (October 16 2022)," in Daniel Lemire's blog, October 16, 2022.

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Daniel Lemire

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

One thought on “Science and Technology links (October 16 2022)”

  1. The bluffs along the seacoast in south Orange County consist of an easily erodible material, something like a sort of soft sandstone. At least to my eye, the patterns of erosion due to rain and wind are unlike erosion due to waves.

    What has always puzzled me is the first few meters of height look like wave-erosion. Most places along the beach, waves do not reach the bluffs. Given the easily erodible material, seems that rain-erosion would erase past wave-erosion over time.

    About the time scale, this is outside my area of knowledge.

    Still, a sea level two meters higher a mere four thousand years back, would seem to fit with what I see.

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