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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1050 on: January 31, 2017, 04:30:38 am »
‘Scientists divided over whether 'Furku.Al' rock inscription is genuinely the work of Vikings’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/22/scientists-divided-whether-furkual-rock-inscription-genuinely/

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« Reply #1051 on: January 31, 2017, 02:18:25 pm »
‘Scientists divided over whether 'Furku.Al' rock inscription is genuinely the work of Vikings’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/22/scientists-divided-whether-furkual-rock-inscription-genuinely/

Well, here's something that won't affect anyone's life in any meaningful way.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #1052 on: February 09, 2017, 04:38:23 pm »
“Students brew beer using 5,000-year-old recipe from China”

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/02/08/Students-brew-beer-using-5000-year-old-recipe-from-China/8011486564013/


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« Reply #1053 on: February 12, 2017, 07:35:25 pm »
Dammit, I've been reading too much politics and missed this sad and statistically significant item

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/notable-deaths-in-2017/2/

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Swedish academic, doctor and statistician Hans Rosling (July 27, 1948-February 7, 2017) captured the world’s attention though his original and entertaining presentations of data on such topics as population growth, child mortality, poverty, and misunderstandings about the developing world.

Co-founder of the Gapminder foundation, Rosling called his role that of an “edutainer.” His 2006 TED Talk, titled “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen,” has racked up more than 11 million views.
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« Reply #1054 on: February 12, 2017, 11:47:15 pm »
Dammit, I've been reading too much politics and missed this sad and statistically significant item

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/notable-deaths-in-2017/2/

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Swedish academic, doctor and statistician Hans Rosling (July 27, 1948-February 7, 2017) captured the world’s attention though his original and entertaining presentations of data on such topics as population growth, child mortality, poverty, and misunderstandings about the developing world.

Co-founder of the Gapminder foundation, Rosling called his role that of an “edutainer.” His 2006 TED Talk, titled “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen,” has racked up more than 11 million views.

Aw. :(
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #1055 on: February 28, 2017, 09:26:50 pm »
“From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’”

The short YouTube clip is particularly interesting.

http://news.wisc.edu/from-rocks-in-colorado-evidence-of-a-chaotic-solar-system/

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« Reply #1056 on: March 16, 2017, 12:01:51 pm »
Dammit, I've been reading too much politics and missed this sad and statistically significant item

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/notable-deaths-in-2017/2/

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Swedish academic, doctor and statistician Hans Rosling (July 27, 1948-February 7, 2017) captured the world’s attention though his original and entertaining presentations of data on such topics as population growth, child mortality, poverty, and misunderstandings about the developing world.

Co-founder of the Gapminder foundation, Rosling called his role that of an “edutainer.” His 2006 TED Talk, titled “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen,” has racked up more than 11 million views.

Aw. :(

Reaching out from the beyond Prof Rosling offers some challenging last insights:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39211144
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« Reply #1057 on: March 21, 2017, 05:52:56 pm »
Deepmind knocks it out the park again. Pretty much the only thing worth talking about in the ML community since AlphaGo, in terms of where it goes next,  has been episodic memory. Lot of labs trying to develop solutions. This is pretty f'kin awesome.

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« Reply #1058 on: March 23, 2017, 02:44:37 am »
“Humans as Agents in the Termination of the African Humid Period”

A number of popular science websites made passing references to this paper about the formation of the Sahara Desert in the past couple of weeks, but did not include much from the paper itself.

I’m not well read in the field of anthropology, and have no knowledge of Dr. David K. Wright’s reputation, but I found the following paper to be particularly interesting:

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2017.00004/full

In his Conclusion, Dr. Wright states, “Human-induced landscape pressures are as old as humanity itself. Although there is little doubt that post-Industrial anthropogenic activities have placed more global stress on the environment than for the millions of preceding years, human impacts are not concisely restricted to the post-Industrial world.”

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« Reply #1059 on: March 23, 2017, 02:53:08 am »
“Humans as Agents in the Termination of the African Humid Period”

A number of popular science websites made passing references to this paper about the formation of the Sahara Desert in the past couple of weeks, but did not include much from the paper itself.

I’m not well read in the field of anthropology, and have no knowledge of Dr. David K. Wright’s reputation, but I found the following paper to be particularly interesting:

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2017.00004/full

In his Conclusion, Dr. Wright states, “Human-induced landscape pressures are as old as humanity itself. Although there is little doubt that post-Industrial anthropogenic activities have placed more global stress on the environment than for the millions of preceding years, human impacts are not concisely restricted to the post-Industrial world.”

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