Stonehenge: Solstice Opens Path to a Neolithic Afterlife

Stonehenge was a massive effort for a calendar when the climate supports year round crops. Cups and Rings stones found throughout the UK were more likely the working calendars. They marked the field indicating when/where/what crop to harvest,... continue reading

Fluidized bed for coffee brewing

Experimental and theoretical studies of the coffee brewing process have shown that most coffee preparation methods are affected by uneven particle distribution and uneven exposure of coffee grounds to hot water. This results in over-extraction... continue reading

Florilege: a mapping method and memory aid for mass collaboration and information overload management

Florilege is a mind-mapping method adapted to endeavors involving multiple minds or lines of thought. Florilege maps introduce the dimension of time to register open, iterative, sometimes errant, thought processes. Like traditional florilegia and... continue reading

Bayesian Judges

Building on Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule’s valuable insights about the Bayesian nature of the judicial process (see their paper "The Votes of Other Judges"), I propose a simple method for improving judicial decision-making, a method I have... continue reading

Dermatoglyphics to predict genetic disorders

In recent times, genetic disorders have risen to be one of the significant causes of mortality. As we improve our understanding of the human genome, we see that nearly all diseases have a genetic component linked to them. Early diagnosis of these... continue reading

Relationships Between Polymathy as a Trait and Neurochemically-Based Individual Differences

Polymathy traditionally means “wide-ranging knowledge”. However, Sriraman(2009) and Michael Araki Polymathy_ have proposed that polymathy can function as a... continue reading

Collateralized Debt Obligations and the Tragedy of the Anticommons

The tragedy of the anticommons occurs when a piece of property or resource has multiple owners and each has veto rights over use or changes to a resource. In the tragedy of the commons, a resource gets overused because no one can stop anyone from... continue reading

Time for government policymakers to begin taking into account intermediate direct and indirect industrial carbon linkages

Hypothetical Extraction Method (HEM) is becoming increasingly famous for the estimation of intermediate industrial carbon connections. In 2019 alone, the method was used extensively to study industrial carbon links at different levels (see for... continue reading

Insights in Commercialization of Curcumin based Wound Dressings

With the latest modeling of smart wound dressings for continuous evaluation of wounds, cost-effective and ground solutions are important. Curcumin though well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties from ages, its use for... continue reading

Marginal Cost of a Public School Student Depends on the State Funding Formula

The marginal cost of a public education is important, as public schools must take all students in their area. The higher fixed costs are as a proportion of total costs, the more difficult it is for public schools to adjust spending in response to... continue reading

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