Best links of the week #7

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Best links of the week from 18th February to 24th February.


  1. AI Generates Hilarious “Inspirational Quotes” at Truth Theory.
  2. Creating New Variables in R with mutate() and ifelse().
  3. Best slides on ggplot2 I have ever seen: the ggplot flipbook at Gina Reynolds’ GitHub. Files here.
  4. The Tidyverse in Action at Gina Reynolds’ GitHub. Files here.
  5. A workflow template for using topic R markdown documents that can be used as inputs to xaringan slides or lecture notes at Gina Reynolds’ GitHub.
  6. The CRISPR twins had their brains altered at MIT Technology Review.
  7. Elon Musk, Tesla e um exemplo didático de jornalismo irresponsável e sensacionalista at MeioBit.
  8. This is how AI bias really happens—and why it’s so hard to fix at MIT Technology Review.
  9. Como um logaritmo pode ser chamado de natural? at Deviante.
  10. Replicabilidade em Ciências Sociais: em torno de 35% de estudos publicados em jornais renomados não foram replicados em um estudo recente at Deviante.
  11. Crise de Replicabilidade at Deviante.
  12. O Fim da Ciência no Brasil: A minha história com o financiamento público de pesquisa at Deviante.
  13. Paradoxo de Braess: construir mais uma rua pode… piorar? at Deviante.


  1. May Be You Are Already a Data Scientist at Abhishek Arora’s Medium.
  2. Data Scientists: Why are they so expensive to hire? at Adam Carrigan‘s Medium.
  3. Discover Feature Engineering, How to Engineer Features and How to Get Good at It at Machine Learning Mastery.
  4. A boa notícia é que todo mundo mente. A má é que ninguém gosta de boa notícia at Contraditorium.
  5. Ciência de dados vs Riscos das barragens at C4PPR4 Data Science.

Scientific Articles

  1. From Empathy to Apathy: The Bystander Effect Revisited at Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  2. The unresponsive bystander: are bystanders more responsive in dangerous emergencies? at European Journal of Social Psychology.
  3. Biological sex shapes tumour evolution across cancer types at Nature. Paper here.


  1. Real Talk with Airbnb Machine Learning Engineer at Sprinboard’s YouTube channel.
  2. The most radioactive places on Earth at Veritasium YouTube channel.
  3. e (Euler’s Number) at Numberphile YouTube channel.