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Predicting the stock market from photographs in the financial-press (new study)
Predicting the stock market from photographs in the financial-press (new study) ● If you’re inclined to make bets on the stock market, you’ll be at a considerable disadvantage if you don’t have a tight grip on so called ‘investor sentiment’ – in other words a reliable way of being able to judge the current ‘mood’ of the market. But, in practice, it’s ... [ click to read full item ]
Skull-Penetration Interventions to Combat Zombies
Skull-Penetration Interventions to Combat Zombies ● An article in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, February 2019, Volume :51 Number 1, discusses the question of evidence in assessing traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by using the example of Zombies. The article begins : “Despite anecdotal evidence seen on television and in movies, there is zero actual research to ... [ click to read full item ]
Banana skins and rabbit cartilage mucus – with an Ig Nobel connection
Banana skins and rabbit cartilage mucus – with an Ig Nobel connection ● Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai, were jointly awarded the 2014 Ig Nobel Physics Prize for measuring the amount of friction between a shoe and a banana skin, and between a banana skin and the floor, when a person steps on a banana skin that’s on the ... [ click to read full item ]

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