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“Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.” — Roy T. Bennet.

Quarantine has become so normal in most of our day-to-day lives now that my friends nostalgically remember early 2020 like it was decades ago. In a year defined by repetitive Zoom meetings, isolating remote work, and high demand for barbers, we’ve also seen huge changes to the future of how we are doing biomedical research.

A year where decades happened in Biomedical Research

We saw companies working on repurposing drugs for treating the virus present libraries of potential drug compounds to test against COVID-19, including notable failures like Remdesivir (1) and Hydroxychloroquine (2). We’ve seen multi-millionaire investors and CEOs outside of the life sciences set up emergency grant…

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🚀 Escaping the YouTube algorithm

I love watching YouTube videos that improve my life in some tangible way. Unfortunately, the YouTube algorithm doesn’t agree. It likes to feed me clickbait and other garbage.

This isn’t all that surprising. The algorithm prioritises clicks and watch time.

So I set out on a mission: Can I write code that will automatically find me valuable videos, eliminating my dependence on the YouTube algorithm?

Here’s how it went.

🗺️ The best laid plans

I started by visualising what I wanted the tool to do. I wanted something that would (i) rank videos based on likely relevance for me…

The asterisk, which is known as the multiplication operator, is a commonly used symbol in all programs. It could be enough for us to use it just as a multiplication operator. However, if you are serious about to become a Python expert. It’s time to know how useful and powerful the asterisk is in Python.

This post will explain 5 usage scenarios of asterisks with most understandable examples, from elementary to profound.

Use 1: Multiplication or Exponentiation Operator

The simplest use is to exploit asterisks as infix operators:

  • Single * for the multiplication operation.
  • Double ** for the exponentiation operation.

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While Everyone Is Distracted By Social Media, Successful People Double Down On An Underrated Skill

This career skill will change the way you think about reading.

“The information we consume matters just as much as the food we put in our body. It affects our thinking, our behavior, how we understand our place in the world. And how we understand others.” — Evan Williams, Co-Founder of Twitter and Medium

Right now, somewhere out in the world is a paragraph, chapter, or book that would change your life forever if you read it. I call this kind of information…

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