@Palsule ..and what an irony that I am always on the free-will side though my views on success may overtly seem deterministic.

sandygautam: @Palsule ..and what an irony that I am always on the free-will side though my views on success may overtly seem deterministic.

See original: Twitter @Palsule ..and what an irony that I am always on the free-will side though my views on success may overtly seem deterministic.

@Palsule I've had debates on free-will on twitter earlier also. its fun:-) .really forces u to delineate u'r position precisely

sandygautam: @Palsule I've had debates on free-will on twitter earlier also. its fun:-) .really forces u to delineate u'r position precisely

See original: Twitter @Palsule I've had debates on free-will on twitter earlier also. its fun:-) .really forces u to delineate u'r position precisely

@bindureddy Agreed that itss hard to accurately and unbiaiedly quantize efforts, but the sole focus on success as a yardstick is not healthy

sandygautam: @bindureddy Agreed that itss hard to accurately and unbiaiedly quantize efforts, but the sole focus on success as a yardstick is not healthy

See original: Twitter @bindureddy Agreed that itss hard to accurately and unbiaiedly quantize efforts, but the sole focus on success as a yardstick is not healthy

@ngkabra u cant practise being born in the right era at the right place..as galdwell argues in Outliers.u can use ur luck but not create it

sandygautam: @ngkabra u cant practise being born in the right era at the right place..as galdwell argues in Outliers.u can use ur luck but not create it

See original: Twitter @ngkabra u cant practise being born in the right era at the right place..as galdwell argues in Outliers.u can use ur luck but not create it

Transition Towns and Resilience Thinking

The concept of resilience appears to be really spreading.  One interesting group of people attempting to build resilience in specific communities is the Transition town movement. A global network of communities each of which is attempting to build their resilience to climate change and peak oil while addressing the question:

“for all those aspects of life [...]

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Nearly a third of clinical trials don’t adequately report adverse events

A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine has found that almost a third of clinical trials reported in top medical journals don’t adequately report the side effects of the intervention being tested.

Pitrou et al. assessed the reporting of safety data in 133 randomised controlled trials published between January 2006 and January 2007 in five [...]...

Pitrou I, Boutron I, Ahmad N, & Ravaud P. (2009) Reporting of safety results in published reports of randomized controlled trials. Archives of internal medicine, 169(19), 1756-61. PMID: 19858432   Reporting of safety results in published reports of randomized controlled trials.


See original: Research Blogging - All Topics - English Nearly a third of clinical trials don’t adequately report adverse events

'Bumper year' for UK water voles

Water voles - one of the UK's fastest declining mammals - enjoyed a "bumper year" in 2009, a study says.

See original: Earth | Earth News 'Bumper year' for UK water voles