Navel Oranges

Who Put The Navel In Navel Oranges?
April 2009

“That appearance of a navel on the orange is the result of a mutation,” Moses says. The mutation created a conjoined twin

And the mutation that started it all? A single branch on a sour orange tree in the garden of a monastery in Brazil.


Toxoplasma May Influence Human Behavior

The role of inflammation in suicidal behaviour
L Brundin, et al.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2015 Sep; 132(3): 192–203.

Common Parasite May Influence Human Behavior
July 3, 2012

Chapter 19. Toxoplasma gondii, the Immune System, and Suicidal Behavior
The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide.
Dwivedi Y, editor.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2012.

Toxoplasma gondii Infection and Self-directed Violence in Mothers
Marianne G. Pedersen, MSc, et al.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(11):1123-1130.

October 30, 2011

Toxoplasma gondii Seropositivity and Suicide rates in Women
Vinita J. Ling, MA, et al.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Jul; 199(7): 440–444.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
May 28, 2015

canalith repositioning procedure


Inner Ear ‘Rock Slides’ Lead To Vertigo
April 27, 2009

Central Texas ENT

Deep Head Hanging Maneuver to Treat BPPV Vertigo
Fauquier ENT
November 2014

Lempert (BBQ) Maneuver to Treat BPPV Vertigo
Fauquier ENT
November 2014

Epley Maneuver to Treat BPPV Vertigo
Fauquier ENT
November 2014

Maneuvers to Diagnosis and Treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Watson, my life coach

I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach
December 22, 2015

Watson > Personality insights

Watson > Tone analyzer

Culture eats insight for breakfast

culture_eats_insightExponentializing (sic) Health Insights
Neil Jordan
Exponential Medicine. November 2015


Microsoft Excel

13: Culture eats insight for breakfast

14:34 Data should be used in an empowering way, not in a judgemental way.


Because You Liked Chemistry, …

Because You Liked Chemistry, We Recommend These Classes
December 18, 2013

The same kind of technology that recommends movies on Netflix or purchases on Amazon is now helping students choose college courses.

A new program developed on a campus in Tennessee uses predictive analytics to suggest classes

the outcomes have turned heads, from the White House to Bill Gates, whose foundation pitched in startup funding.

college isn’t about finding the easiest path, but about broadening your horizons and challenging yourself. Denley says, sure — for some.
“But there is a real sense in which academic curiosity is a luxury that lots of people simply cannot afford,” he says.

Desire2Learn, which already works with dozens of universities around the globe, has licensed Degree Compass for its profit potential. CEO John Baker won’t say exactly how much he’s charging colleges

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs
October 5, 2014

one firm is taking things one step further (or, actually, backward) by using an algorithm to try to find entrepreneurs before they even start a company.

Roy Bahat leads the venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, which launched in June of last year.

we’ll see an even greater use of predictive analytics soon. “I am a believer that the things that we see in science fiction will eventually come to pass,” he says — think Minority Report and Gattaca.