In terms of this paper, my understanding is indegree is the amount of papers that cite a given paper and outdegree is the amount of papers that the paper cites. The greater the difference between papers that cite a paper … Continue reading Flow Vergence Gradient: Citation Quantity vs Quality in Determining Research Impact
Predicting paradigm shifts is important because often, the old paradigms and work and technology associated with them are unable to coexist simultaneously with the new ones. This can lead to a loss of time, opportunity, and money of those invested … Continue reading Cost of not Predicting Paradigm Shifts
As the scientific literature library grows there grows an increasing need to evaluate the value and impact of published research. This has even become a field of study termed sciencetometrics. Those familiar with research may know of journal impact factors … Continue reading Studying the Impact of Science and Networks
There is incremental progress, then there are paradigm shifts. Physicist Thomas Kuhn coined the term “paradigm shift” in the 1960s to explain how changes in science occur. Since then, the phrase “paradigm shift” has been applied to other fields outside … Continue reading Could you predict paradigm shifts?
I have a crazy thought. I think I have an inkling of something. So, listening to the book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert had me thinking about the scientific method. One thing that has caught my attention thus far … Continue reading Would the scientific method be different if we were a different species?
I recently read online someone call libraries warehouses of dead books. It might have been on Seth Godin’s blog. As I currently sit in a library surrounded by books that were deemed worthy of being read and likely to be … Continue reading Preservation of the Passed
I was listening to a podcast about how the brain can influence fat loss when towards the end of the episode, the host, Dr. Andrew Huberman, mentioned that the supplement L-carnitine can increase sperm motility. Here we are. As stated … Continue reading Carnitine Supplement Helps Sperm Swim
I was reading something that lead to something that lead to something and I came across a research paper discussing a study on genes, cognitive performance, and educational attainment. I immediately sensed red flags. I’m going to hope for the … Continue reading Studies on DNA and Intelligence Should be Watched Closely
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which kidney function gradually decreases over time. This disease affects all people worldwide and approximately 37 million American adults, nearly 20% of the American adult population. Kidneys filter the blood by removing … Continue reading Could Cold Showers Treat Chronic Kidney Disease?