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As simple as random can be

A few weeks ago I was having a discussion about mathematical models for the prediction of the movements of the stock market. The question was whether there was any use to developing complex algorithms trying to predict these ...

Sep 19, 2016
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Genetic choreography of the developing human embryo

Years ago, when I was teaching at a state university, I had the privilege to show real human embryos and fetuses to my genetics classes. An obstetrician back in the 1950s had saved them after patients had miscarried, with ...

Sep 09, 2016
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A taste of change in the fight on obesity

In 2014, Mexican legislation created a one peso per litre (approximately 10%) tax on all sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) sales. The average Mexican consumes 163 L of SSBs per year, the equivalent of 16 kg of pure sugar. Up ...

Sep 05, 2016
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Can Pokemon Go solve the physical inactivity epidemic?

Just over a month ago, Nintendo released what has become one of the most popular video games ever created. Although Pokemon Go is somewhat old news now as it has been covered ad nauseum by the mass media, I'm really excited ...

Sep 05, 2016
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