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How palm oil ended up in everything.

An interesting history of palm oil and its presence in an obnoxious amount of processed products, not just food.

Campaigners tend to be more hostile towards palm oil than towards other tropical products such as cocoa and soy which also pose threats to ecosystems. He suggests that this hostility comes down to the fact that ‘palm oil is perceived as being in things, rather than a thing in its own right.’
Linked on the 28th of June, 2022 Details

Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine.

A quite technical but fascinating look into how the BioNTech/Pfizer mRNA vaccine is built and works.

Linked on the 27th of December, 2020 Details

Your brain doesn't work the way you think it does.

In other words, in a process that even Dr. Barrett admits “defies common sense,” you’re almost always acting on the predictions that your brain is making about what’s going to happen next, not reacting to experience as it unfolds.

It turns out our brains predict more often than they react. I just ordered the book referenced in the article to dig deeper.

Linked on the 5th of December, 2020 Details

Aerosol transmission of Covid-19.

Great visual explanation of Covid-19 aerosol transmission pathways and the importance of protection and ventilation.

Linked on the 29th of October, 2020 Details

Aerosol spread of Covid-19 is a thing.

I've been surprised at how little the possibility of Covid-19 aerosol transmission features in official rules or discussion despite more and more published proof. I can't tell if they know something I don't, they're deliberately ignoring the data because it would mean painfully strict rules or they simply aren't aware.

Whatever the case, Kottke points to what seems to be a clear case of aerosol transmission in a spinning studio where all official hygiene and distancing rules were followed.

Linked on the 16th of October, 2020 Details

That phone on the table is reducing your brain's capacity.

Interesting study showing that the simple presence within eyesight of your phone reduces your brain's available cognitive capacity.

Linked on the 30th of September, 2020 Details