under the microscope

A decent study on surgical mask effectiveness

They screened through a few thousand people to find 246 people who had viruses, then did a randomized controlled test of surgical masks. “Surgical face masks significantly reduced detection of influenza virus RNA in respiratory droplets and coronavirus RNA in […]

on the blockchain

Polymarket prediction market in action

There’s a mini-scandal going on between Scott Alexander, pseudonymous author of the popular blog Slate Star Codex, and the New York Times that’s threatened to publish his real name (for no good reason). You can bet on whether NYT publishes […]

better doing

People operations wiki

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