ChatGPT: Your personal brand manager
TL:DR – I prompted ChatGPT to write me a personal brand pitch. — I haven’t mentioned ChatGPT for a while. There has been something of a backlash against the hype and the scaremongering. But, I have still been using it for various small jobs, such as quick website tweaks and summarising documents that are TL:DR (too long, didn’t read). Latest prompt I gave it was to act as my personal brand manager and write me a pitch based on the Sciencebase homepage. This is an edited version of what it came up with: David Bradley Science Writer As a multi-award-winning freelance science writer with over...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - April 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Artificial Intelligence Music Other Photography Science Sciencebase Social Media Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: If Professor Crawley ’ s ACT Study Was Peer Reviewed, Where Are the Peer Reviews?
By David Tuller, DrPH Yesterday, I wrote a blog about a just-published but already out-dated conference abstract from a team led by Professor Esther Crawley, Bristol University’s methodologically and ethically challenged pediatrician and grant magnet. After I tweeted about it, I heard from Naomi Harvey, a zoologist, who said she’d written to BJPsychOpen about the […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 12, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized acceptance and commitment therapy BMJ Crawley Source Type: blogs

Cetti ’ s Warbler, Cettia cetti
I hear (but don’t often see) Cetti’s Warblers all year round out here in the Cambridgeshire Fens. They have a loud and distinctive call, which varies from region to region (they have dialects) and sometimes vary between individuals even on the same patch. To my ear, it sounds like “whi-choo, whi-chooey-choo, whi-chee-choo” or something like that. Quite harsh but a not unpleasant song, can’t be confused with anything else I hear in the fens. Have a listen to some across the UK here. But, they’re rather shy birds and lurk deep within trees and brambles. Usually, they prefer not to have th...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - May 2, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Birds Source Type: blogs

This physician is tired, and he ’s not alone
I have a lot of energy. I have been going and going and going for so long. And today, it hit me. I ’m tired. I began this pursuit of medicine in 1983 when I decided to be a zoology major. I worked and went to medical school. And I went to medical school and worked. […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="" rel="tag" > Edwin Leap, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

Of Libras and Zebras: What Are the True Financial Risks of the Facebook-Led Digital Currency? (Part II: Monopoly Risk)
Policymakers, in America and around the world, have for the most part responded to the announcement of Libra with skepticism, fear, and not a little bit of loathing. In mylast post, I argued that Libra ’s association with Facebook and misleading references to it as a cryptocurrency led to an overreaction on the part of the policy elite. Like budding zoologists who think of zebras rather than horses when they hear hoofbeats, government officials are focusing on the memorable (crisis, monopoly, fr aud) rather than the probable (an improved payments system) consequences of this innovation.My previous post showed that warnin...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs

Big, when I ’ m on Twitter
I write a lot, it’s been my wont for 30+ years. Everything from astronomy to zoology, with a lot of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and much else in between. Then, of course, there are the butterfly and moth photos, the birds, the songs and the tech stuff. As I mentioned recently, I feel like education hoodwinked me into becoming a chemist when my childish self imagined I’d be a marine biologist. My first professional article was about The Great Barrier Reef after Mrs Sciencebase and myself a trip took a trip down under in 1989). I suppose during the last decade or so I’ve tr...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Great Minds Think Alike Regarding Happiness
You're reading Great Minds Think Alike Regarding Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The French philosopher Rene Descartes once gave the best reason for becoming an avid reader: "The reading of all good books is like conversing with the finest men of past centuries." Sure, one person's "fine" is another person's trash, but few can argue that Einstein qualifies for the short list. What about the man who discovered not only logic and biology, but--get this--, you can even throw zoology and a few othe...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Genius Turner Tags: featured happiness self improvement great minds passion pickthebrain psychology Source Type: blogs

Jun 5, Warder Clyde Allee: Today in the History of Psychology (5th June 1885)
Warder Clyde Allee was born. An eminent zoologist and renowned pioneer of American ecology, Allee published over 180 research papers during his academic career which included influential work on a range of topics within the behavioral sciences e.g. social facilitation, cooperation and studies of crowding.Information via:On This Day in Psychology: A Showcase of Great Pioneers and Defining Moments (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Birding glossary
A short and light-hearted glossary of birding terms you might hear the more enthusiastic birder use if you fail to hear the alarm call and are not quick enough to leave the hide while you have the opportunity. Birder, birding – Someone interested in watching birds, their avian-related hobby (not to be confused with Falco subbuteo). Twitcher, twitching (derog.) – A person who will apply unusual effort or expense to see a rare bird they have not seen before, their hobby. Ornithology – The branch of the zoological sciences that deals with birds, the endothermic vertebrates known as aves. Ave – Any of...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - March 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter
You're reading 6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Becoming smarter is something you should seek so you can enjoy a better life. According to a 2012 study, Intelligence is a more accurate predictor of future career success than socioeconomic background. So yes, being smart pays off. And yes, with some consistency and knowledge, you can systematically become more intelligent, make better decisions and improve your life with less resistance. How? From what I`ve...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marwan Jamal Tags: featured self improvement success learning more intelligent pickthebrain smarter Source Type: blogs

… And an aphid in a peach tree!
12: Drummers Drumming (in the right chairs) On top of high levels of concentration, musical performance places significant physical stress on the body. Strength in limb muscles needed for fast complex movements, while core muscles handle the task of sustaining body position for extended durations. It is therefore no wonder that musical performance-associated musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common medical issue among professional musicians, with some studies indicating that around 80% – 97% of orchestral musicians suffer from muscle pain related to musical performance. With MSDs presenting such a big threat to m...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - December 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Davy Falkner Tags: Biology Health Medicine Avian Research BMC Ecology Frontiers in Zoology Genetics Selection Evolution Genome Biology Health Research Policy and Systems ISRCTN registry Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology Lipids in Health a Source Type: blogs

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior
You're reading 5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As a zoologist by training, I developed the Emotional Mastery techniques found in my new book Change from Within from studying wild animals. Out of this research, and the main way this work differs from other self-help philosophies, is that I don’t believe our thoughts control our behavior. Our belief systems, often unconsciously, are our true behavioral dictators. Our thoughts (like our words) are good indicators of our...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elke Tags: featured psychology self improvement change your behavior control happiness pickthebrain relationships Source Type: blogs

CT Scanning at Resolutions Down to 100nm Unveiled by German Researchers
CT scanning technology has become a routine modality in many fields of medicine, and yet the imaging provided by CT scanners is pretty low resolution in a world of $500 4K TVs. Researchers at Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on a potentially revolutionary new way that gets CT imaging down to a resolution of 100 nanometers. This is compared to about 500 nanometers that has so far been possible with lab-based CT scanners. The investigators built what they call a Nano-CT device that avoids the challenge of using X-ray optics to focus the radiation beam...
Source: Medgadget - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: News Radiology Source Type: blogs

The Psychology of Sex Differences – 5 Revealing Insights From Our Primate Cousins
By Christian Jarrett There are behavioural differences, on average, between the sexes – few would dispute that. Where the debate rages is over how much these differences are the result of social pressures versus being rooted in our biology (the answer often is that there is a complex interaction between the two). For example, when differences are observed between girls and boys, such as in different preferences for play, one possibility is that this is partly or wholly because of the contrasting ways that girls and boys are influenced by their peers, parents and other adults (because of the ideas they have about how the ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Comparative evolutionary psych Feature Gender Sex Source Type: blogs