Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the Data Science Laboratory of the Université du Québec (TÉLUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
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Vitamin K2 supplements might reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and of all-cause death (Hasific et al. 2022). You find vitamin K2 in some Gouda cheeses and in eggs.
As recently as 20,000 years ago—not long in geological terms—Britain was not, in fact, an island. Instead, the terrain that became the British Isles was linked to mainland Europe by Doggerland, a tract of now-submerged territory where early Mesolithic hunter-gatherers lived, settled and traveled (McGreevy, 2020). Correspondly, there were human beings in Ireland 31,000 years ago.
Gray et al. (2023) argue that the limited freedom that children enjoy in our modern societies is leading to a rise in mental disorders.
When hiring, we find a slight bias in favour of females in male-dominated fields, and a strong bias in favour of females in female-dominated fields (Schaerer et al., 2023). Overall, people greatly overestimate gender biases in hiring.