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    1. What are everyone's resources for fact-checking health claims?

      I'm wondering what resources people use to aggregate technical or nuanced information primarily for fact-checking claims about anything health-related. Ironically, everyone and their mother...

      I'm wondering what resources people use to aggregate technical or nuanced information primarily for fact-checking claims about anything health-related. Ironically, everyone and their mother appears to be a medical scientist meanwhile as a scientist in the medical field myself, I feel overwhelmed to answer questions properly.

      Recently I found the website Health Feedback which seems to be reliable, though confirmation of that would be great. They appear to be on top of anything COVD-19-related.

      Another source I use for nutritional stuff is Examine but for now I'm more interested in relevant and recent health "news" topics.

      12 votes
    2. The Pope's Astronomer, Telescopes, & Space Rocks

      Three related videos of Brady Haran in Italy interviewing Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of The Vatican Observatory, were released today on his various channels... and rather than submit them...

      Three related videos of Brady Haran in Italy interviewing Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of The Vatican Observatory, were released today on his various channels... and rather than submit them individually:
      The Pope's Astronomer - Sixty Symbols
      The Pope's Telescopes - Deep Sky Videos
      The Pope's Space Rocks - Objectivity #221

      6 votes
    3. Is programming science?

      There's no doubt computer science is indeed a science, but what about programming itself? Does it fulfill the basic requirements that make something a science? I'm not an academic, just trying to...

      There's no doubt computer science is indeed a science, but what about programming itself? Does it fulfill the basic requirements that make something a science? I'm not an academic, just trying to start a conversation.

      In many ways, programming is like Math: a means to an end. And Math is a science. Like math, programming has several fields with vastly different ideas of what constitutes programming. Because it is applied logic, programming is also provable and disprovable. There are many disputing hypothesis and, even though absolute truth is a distant dream, it is certain that some sentences are truer than others. Again, like Math, Programming has many practical applications, such as finances and engineering.

      Some people consider Math a propaedeutics: not a science in itself, but a discipline that provides fundamentals to actual sciences such as chemistry and physics. The same reasoning could be applied to programming, as nothing more than a tool for computer science. I personally think there's something unique about programming and it's problem-solving methods that can be considered a field of its own.

      What you guys and girls think?

      6 votes