Morning walks

For the past couple years have been doing morning walks. I am for morning runs whenever I can but sometimes I just take a break from running to get some recovery time basically just slow down. One thing great about the morning walk is that I get more time looking at the environment around me … Continue reading Morning walks

Mainland Chinese investors are selling Hong Kong property after China reports first GDP contraction in four decades

This article flags that the recent slowdown in the Chinese economy coupled with the uncertainty surrounding COVID19 and the trade war have led some landowners into a cash crunch forcing their hands to sell properties. This could be an early sign of the deflation of a real estate bubble in Asia, and perhaps globally. That … Continue reading Mainland Chinese investors are selling Hong Kong property after China reports first GDP contraction in four decades

Of Methods Scientific or Political

A good review (and a follow-up) of the fundamental differences between the scientific method and the political method. In this case, a rebuke of pseudoscientific opinion opposed to the current social distancing effort but it is more widely applicable to all contrarian/denialist efforts. How to be Curious Instead of Contrarian About COVID-19: Eight Data Science … Continue reading Of Methods Scientific or Political

The Impact of Vaccines on the Microbiome

A recent study that showed improvements in the symptoms of autism after fecal transplant had me thinking about the persistent background chatter of the alternative health world around vaccination and autism and if there is a link with the human microbiome. Vaccines- Don't be a freeloader Let me make this clear out front. I am … Continue reading The Impact of Vaccines on the Microbiome

An Initial Take on: Holocene Solar Activity Imprint on Centennial‐ to Multidecadal‐Scale Hydroclimatic Oscillations in Arid Central Asia

An Initial Take on: Holocene Solar Activity Imprint on Centennial‐ to Multidecadal‐Scale Hydroclimatic Oscillations in Arid Central Asia Abstract Numerous studies have been conducted on the Holocene climatic evolution of arid central Asia (ACA) using various geological proxies. However, the quality of the age control and the temporal resolution of the proxy records used make … Continue reading An Initial Take on: Holocene Solar Activity Imprint on Centennial‐ to Multidecadal‐Scale Hydroclimatic Oscillations in Arid Central Asia