Broken or not?

Science isn’t broken is a marvelous article on science, careless data interpretation, and the cult of publishing only significant results.

In the last two nibbles on this site I linked to articles that criticized the practice of “p-hacking” and illustrated the “conformation bias (/node/2108)” that – in combination – lead to innumerable bogus scientific research papers and an increasing number of serious scientific outlets that start to change their review and publication policies.

Life Pro Tips: Three-Finger Dictionary Lookup

Probably every reader of this little blog has the dict.cc plugin for OS X’s dictionary app installed. I just realized that you could do a dictionary lookup for words in nearly every OS X application with your fingertips.

Move your mouse cursor to the respective word you would like to look up and touch your track pad with three fingers (like you would do a right click with two fingers). Bam. A small overlay window with the translation and a link to Wikipedia flashes up.

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