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  • Comparing the Same Project in Rust, Haskell, C++, Python, Scala and OCaml

  • Things I Learnt The Hard Way (in 30 Years of Software Development)

  • The Guardian: The 14 things you need to know before you go vegan

  • Stephan J. Guyenet: References for my debate with Gary Taubes on The Joe Rogan Experience

    A lot of interesting stuff here. Mostly on whether sugar and carbohydrate are implicated in the obesity epidemic.

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  • Solar System Tourism Posters

    Solar System Tourism Posters

    From Reddit user u/frankreddit5

  • Nutrition Rounds Podcast

    Nutrition Rounds is an excellent health-related podcast I’ve been enjoying. The host is a cardiologist and all the guests have been MDs. The second episode with Dr. Angie Sadhegi was especially good.

  • Blow to low carb diet as landmark study finds high fibre cuts heart disease risk

    Mann told the Guardian that the research “does contribute to the debate considerably. Here we have got very strong evidence that a high-fibre diet, which for the majority of people is at least high-ish in carbohydrates, has an enormous protective effect – a wide range of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer benefit from a high-carbohydrate diet.”

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    Full text on SciHub

  • If You Are Not a Vegan, I Have a Simple Question for You: Why Not?

    Gary Francione:

    Our widely-held belief about not imposing suffering and death on animals for reasons of pleasure or amusement explains polling released in May 2017, which showed that almost 70 per cent of British voters were opposed to fox hunting, and half were less likely to vote for a pro-hunting candidate in the general election. Opposition is not limited to fox hunting. A 2016 poll indicated that, in addition to major opposition to fox hunting, significant numbers of people in the UK were also opposed to deer hunting (88 per cent), hare hunting and coursing (91 per cent), dog fighting (98 per cent), and badger baiting (94 per cent).

    If you are in agreement with the position that it is morally wrong to impose unnecessary suffering on animals and you are not vegan, then, I have a simple question for you:

    Why not?

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  • Harvard's Choice: Hedge Funds or Scholarships

    Dean Baker:

    The New York Times highlighted the findings of a remarkable study last week. The study, by Markov Processes International, examined the 10-year returns of the endowments of the 8 Ivy League schools. The study found that all 8 endowments had lower returns than a simple mix of 60 percent stock index funds and 40 percent bonds. In some cases, the gap was substantial. Harvard set the mark with its annual returns lagging a simple 60-40 portfolio by more than 3.0 percentage points.

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  • Editors of The Lancet: We need to talk about meat

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