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"Should You Get A Routine Annual Electrocardiogram?", Revisited

Four years ago the skeptical cardiologist wrote a post which outlined the reasons why most people should avoid getting a routine annual electrocardiogram.

I pointed out that… 886 more words

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Amazon touts a less than perfect facial recognition system to law enforcement

Amazon has been pushing their AI Facial Recognition system to law enforcement, critics are saying it causes racial biases because of limitations should we be worried? 363 more words


A Gift from the NHS

This has truly been a week that keeps on giving. A curry, a nosebleed, new trousers and, finally, a booklet on bowel cancer from the NHS. 318 more words


Caso Real > IBC - Identical By Chance

En este post quiero hablar brevemente de un escenario real de IBC sucedido en personas cercanas a mi y que demuestra como la recombinatoria del ADN puede provocar coincidencias con personas que no son válidas (falsos-positivos). 348 more words


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Replicability 101: How to interpret the results of replication studies

Even statistically sophisticated psychologists struggle with the interpretation of replication studies (Maxwell et al., 2015).  This article gives a basic introduction to the interpretation of statistical results within the Neyman Pearson approach to statistical inferences. 3,572 more words


Cultural Acts in Bogota

Bogota, Colombia, is like so many of the world’s big cities — crowded, bogged down by traffic, leafy neighborhoods and the desperately poor, an interesting old town and, increasingly, a vibrant bar and cafe scene.  729 more words