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Introducing weighted TEF & what it tells us

One of our community members Cysco (could it be?) came up with a way to enhance TEF and offer a new dimension to the formula. At the moment it doesn’t account for weight/size. I think that’s fine because it’s a combination of tallied explosive skills and being ‘bigger’ doesn’t necessarily matter. Aaron Donald is only…

It's Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly And Other Birth Defects

Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday. While there isn’t yet “conclusive proof” that the mosquito-borne virus causes severe birth defects, health officials asserted that the totality of the research thus far clearly shows that there is a causal connection, and…

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics

GEOFFREY BRIAN WEST (photo courtesy GB West) Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I’ve interviewed both.) While Lee was knighted by the Windsors for his service to drama and charity, West was dubbed Time…

Why Women's Well-Being Should Take Center Stage

By Sona Dimidjian and Richard Davidson Sona Dimidjian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. Richard J. Davidson is a leading expert…