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Flat People, Resumes and Coded Language

Posted on 02/11/2018 in Psychology
People often speak in coded language – some more than others. The problem with coded language is that it requires a secret decoder ring to figure out what they mean. I’m not talking about jargon and vocabulary which are used … More…

Why People Share Articles on Social Media

Posted on 02/04/2018 in Psychology
People rarely share articles to spread knowledge. More often they don’t care about the details. They just care if the way the article made them feel matches the way they feel about the general topic. This is why it’s hard … More…

The Paradox of Empathy

Posted on 08/11/2017 in Psychology
The problem with empathy is that too much of it is bad, and too little of it is bad. Too little empathy, and you’re an uncaring sociopath who doesn’t care about others’ wellbeing. Empathy is great when it comes to … More…

HSV1 And Alzheimers: The Link is now Proven

Posted on 12/07/2008 in Medicine
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.htm The team discovered that the HSV1 DNA is located very specifically in amyloid plaques: 90% of plaques in Alzheimer’s disease sufferers’ brains contain HSV1 DNA, and most of the viral DNA is located within amyloid plaques. The team had … More…

A Call for the Open Publication of Scientific Papers

Posted on 01/12/2008 in Medicine, Science
Science has a long institution of collaboration; ideas flourish and multiple when they’re shared, and that creates progress. Until the 1990s, the only way to readily share that information was via published journals; an expensive, slow way of sharing information … More…

Cheap Safe Drug Kills Most Cancers

Posted on 01/29/2007 in Medicine
New Scientist recently posted an update to their story on DCA, a cheap chemical which is so readily available in industry that pharmaceutical companies are unable to get a patent on it – so the funding is not available for … More…

Random Updates…

Posted on 01/25/2007 in Medicine
A few things to update on the posts I’ve made over the years… Hangover CuresThe basic principal still stands, but throw in some Vitamin B6, and/or some Red Bull. Red Bull is actually surprisingly good as a hangover cure – … More…

Want to avoid anxiety? Drink more fluids

Posted on 09/20/2006 in Medicine
Here’s something I really should remember, but often don’t. If you want to avoid getting anxious, avoid panic attacks, avoid feeling depressed… … drink more water. Heck, drink some Gatorade – it’ll restore your electrolytes too. But mostly drink more … More…

The Sudafed Test for ADHD

Posted on 08/22/2005 in Medicine
Warning: the following post is not provided by a medical practitioner. Follow it at your own risk, under guidance of your doctor. If you have high blood pressure, or a history of heart problems, you probably shouldn’t do this. Follow … More…

Potential Snoring Cure

Posted on 08/07/2005 in Medicine
This one seems to help more if you’ve got anxiety/ADD than anything else; it can certainly alleviate a lot of snoring issues. I discovered this a while back, when there was this whole new craze about getting more omega-3 and … More…

Hangover cures…

Posted on 07/29/2005 in Medicine
There’s a reason this blog is called Accidental Scientist. I originally started it up to post things I’d discovered about life, the universe and everything else… but especially about the things that I like to call “stupid human tricks”. So … More…