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Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

- November 20, 2018 in animal magnetism, baquet, benjamin franklin, Featured Articles, Franz Mesmer, history of clinical trials, hypnosis, magnetism, mesmerism, placebo, Science & Medicine, suggestion

Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of "animal magnetism" in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today.

New word: "Playthrough"

- October 5, 2011 in idea, laythrough, new, suggestion, word

A new word suggestion:"Playthrough."
A playthrough is a screencapture video of the completion of a videogame, that is, the player records his screen as he is "playing through" a game.
A playthrough is typically distributed to its audience by the internet, via websites such as Youtube.
For example, has anyone you seen the playthrough of 'Dark Souls'?"