Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beware of false positives


Jewish date:  4 Tishri 5770.

Today’s quasi-holidays:  Elephant Day, Dear Diary Day, International Car Free DayInternational Dadaism Month.

Worthy cause of the day:  Urge your Senators to Protect the EPA’s Ability to Curb Global Warming Pollution.

Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird things are “Scanning Dead Salmon in fMRI Machine Highlights Risk of Red Herrings” and “The Story Behind the Atlantic Salmon”.  The story made short is that a dead salmon put in a functional MRI returned (false) signs of brain activity.  This was not even a recently dead salmon.  It was a dead salmon sold in a supermarket.  Enjoy, share the weirdness, and beware of false positives.

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