Author Archives: BrainiYak

A study of 591 people appears to show that — theistic belief in an omniscient and punitive God — extends generous treatment to geographically distant fellow religionists — But this doesn’t say much of significance, does it? Comments Off on A study of 591 people appears to show that — theistic belief in an omniscient and punitive God — extends generous treatment to geographically distant fellow religionists — But this doesn’t say much of significance, does it?

© 2016 Peter Free 11 February 2016 Citation — to study Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Coren Apicella, Quentin D. Atkinson, Emma Cohen, Rita Anne McNamara, Aiyana K. Willard, Dimitris Xygalatas, Ara Norenzayan, and Joseph Henrich, Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature16980 (advance online publication, 10 February 2016) Citation — […]

Tree ring data from Russia’s Altai Mountains and Europe’s Alps — appear to support the idea of a “Late Antique Little Ice Age” — from 536 AD to about the year 660 — that outweighs the later Little Ice Age (1300-1850) in its social effects Comments Off on Tree ring data from Russia’s Altai Mountains and Europe’s Alps — appear to support the idea of a “Late Antique Little Ice Age” — from 536 AD to about the year 660 — that outweighs the later Little Ice Age (1300-1850) in its social effects

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Ulf Büntgen, Vladimir S. Myglan, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Michael McCormick, Nicola Di Cosmo, Michael Sigl, Johann Jungclaus, Sebastian Wagner, Paul J. Krusic, Jan Esper, Jed O. Kaplan, Michiel A. C. de Vaan, Jürg Luterbacher, Lukas Wacker, Willy Tegel, and Alexander V. Kirdyanov, Cooling and societal change during […]

A study of past research concludes that “linear no threshold” radiation damage model is unproven — thereby implying that low dose radiation-based medical imaging may not be worrisome — yet the abstract supporting this bold rejection of current practice summarizes no review methodology nor any associated data Comments Off on A study of past research concludes that “linear no threshold” radiation damage model is unproven — thereby implying that low dose radiation-based medical imaging may not be worrisome — yet the abstract supporting this bold rejection of current practice summarizes no review methodology nor any associated data

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Jeffry A. Siegel, Charles W. Pennington, Bill Sacks, and James S. Welsh, The Birth of the Illegitimate Linear No-Threshold Model: An Invalid Paradigm for Estimating Risk Following Low-dose Radiation Exposure, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, DOI: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000244 (published ahead of print, 03 November 2015) Citation — to […]

Measuring mesothelioma tumor volume after surgery may improve prognosis accuracy — as compared to the TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) method Comments Off on Measuring mesothelioma tumor volume after surgery may improve prognosis accuracy — as compared to the TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) method

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Diana Y. Kircheva, Aliya N. Husain, Sydeaka Watson, Hedy L. Kindler, Amy Durkin, and Wickii T. Vigneswaran, Specimen weight and volume: important predictors of survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv422 (advance access, 21 January 2016) Citation — to press release Loyola […]

60 percent of hardy Antarctic fungi samples survived 18 months under Mars like conditions on the Space Station — and 10 percent were able to proliferate and form colonies Comments Off on 60 percent of hardy Antarctic fungi samples survived 18 months under Mars like conditions on the Space Station — and 10 percent were able to proliferate and form colonies

© 2016 Peter Free 30 January 2016 Citation — to study Silvano Onofri Silvano, Jean-Pierre de Vera, Laura Zucconi, Laura Selbmann, Giuliano Scalzi, Kashthuri J. Venkateswaran, Elke Rabbow, Rosa de la Torre, and Gerda Horneck, Survival of Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Fungi in Simulated Martian Conditions On Board the International Space Station, Astrobiology 15(12): 1052-1059, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2015.1324 […]