Stuff you might want to know about
I have a backlog of things to tell you about that I think are either awesome or scary but important:
- In the awesome category, my friend Anupam just started a new company that helps get volunteers get connected with animal shelters. It’s called BarkLoudly , and you can learn more about it here.
- Again in the awesome category, there’s been progress on seeing if scientific claims can be reproduced. This is for lab experiments, which I’d think would be harder than what I want to do for data models, but what do I know. It’s called The Reproducibility Initiative, run by the Science Exchange, and you can also read about it in this article from Slate.
- On the scary side, read this article by my friend Moe on the questionable constitutionality of student debt laws in this country, and this article on how hard it is to get rid of student debt even through the “undue hardship” route, which involves a “certainty of hopelessness” test. Outrageous.
- Also in the scary category, an argument against the new pill for HIV, written by an entertaining blogger.