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Surgeons apparently differ wildly regarding the wisdom of doing surgery for identical routine conditions — says a possibly indicative UCLA study Comments Off on Surgeons apparently differ wildly regarding the wisdom of doing surgery for identical routine conditions — says a possibly indicative UCLA study

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Greg D. Sacks, Aaron J. Dawes, Susan L. Ettner, Robert H. Brook, Craig R. Fox, Marcia M. Russell, Clifford Y. Ko, and Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial, Annals of Surgery, DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001750 (published ahead of […]

Cape Verde Islands show evidence of a 270 meter high tsunami — that occurred approximately 73 000 years ago on Santiago Island — after volcanic Mount Fogo’s flank collapsed into the ocean about 55 kilometers away Comments Off on Cape Verde Islands show evidence of a 270 meter high tsunami — that occurred approximately 73 000 years ago on Santiago Island — after volcanic Mount Fogo’s flank collapsed into the ocean about 55 kilometers away

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Ricardo S. Ramalho, Gisela Winckler, José Madeira, George R. Helffrich, Ana Hipólito, Rui Quartau, Katherine Adena, and Joerg M. Schaefe, Hazard potential of volcanic flank collapses raised by new megatsunami evidence, Science Advances 1(9): e1500456, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500456 (02 October 2015) Citation — to press release Kevin Krajick […]

I am not sure that I’m impressed — the largest shield volcano on the planet slopes so gradually — that its discoverers conclude that one would have difficult telling which way is down Comments Off on I am not sure that I’m impressed — the largest shield volcano on the planet slopes so gradually — that its discoverers conclude that one would have difficult telling which way is down

Citation — to study William W. Sager, Jinchang Zhang, Jun Korenaga, Takashi Sano, Anthony A. P. Koppers, Mike Widdowson, and John J. Mahoney, An immense shield volcano within the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau, northwest Pacific Ocean, Nature Geoscience,  DOI:10.1038/ngeo1934 (advance online publication, 05 September 2013) Citation — to press release Lisa Merkl, Scientists Confirm Existence […]

Quasi-scientific silliness that may only be so because it is premature — applying Moore’s Law to dating the beginning of life Comments Off on Quasi-scientific silliness that may only be so because it is premature — applying Moore’s Law to dating the beginning of life

© 2013 Peter Free Citation — to article Alexei A. Sharov and Richard Gordon, Life Before Earth, arXiv:1304.3381v1 [physics.gen-ph], arXiv.org [open article access at Cornell University Library] (28 March 2013) Citation — to press release Bob Yirka, Researchers use Moore’s Law to calculate that life began before Earth existed, Phys.org (18 April 2013) What this […]