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Acknowledging Giorgio's Mentoring Superpowers
Yesterday I gladly attended a symposium in honor of Giorgio Bellettini, who just turned 90. The italian physicist, who had a very big impact in particle physics in his long and illustrious career, is still very active -e.g. he makes all the hard questions at the conferences he attends, as he has ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
A Workshop You Should Not Miss
... if you are a researcher in physics or astrophysics and you are working with machine learning, that is.Between September 23 and 25 - just when summer is over - we will meet in Valencia, Spain, to discuss the latest developments in deep learning applications to optimization of experiments in ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Move Over - The Talk I Will Not Give
Last week I was in Amsterdam, where I attended the first European AI for Fundamental Physics conference (EUCAIF). Unfortunately I could not properly follow the works there, as in the midst of it I got grounded by a very nasty bronchial bug. Then over the weekend I was able to drag myself back ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Shaping The Future Of AI For Fundamental Physics
From April 30 to May 3 more than 300 researchers in fundamental physics will gather in Amsterdam for the first edition of the EUCAIF conference, an initiative supported by the APPEC, NuPecc and ECFA consortia, which is meant to structure future European research activities in fundamental physics ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
More Like Lizards: Claim That T. Rex Was As Smart As Monkeys Refuted
A year ago, corporate media promoted the provocative claim that dinosaurs like Tyrannorsaurus rex had so many neurons they had to be substantially more intelligent than assumed, since these high neuron counts could directly inform on intelligence, metabolism and life history.They even added that ...
By News Staff
Oil Kept Congo From Starving - Western Academics Don't Seem To Like That
If even a wealthy like Germany has to lie about emissions to placate government-funded environmentalists and burn wood and buy gas from Russia, it seems unfair to criticize a poor country like Congo, but the culture war on oil can't think about any of that.If you don't want to look like a rich ...
By Hank Campbell
China Sells Western Progressives Solar Panels While Switching To Nuclear Power
China has quietly overtaken France to become the world's second-largest producer of nuclear energy. The United States is still number one, despite President Bill Clinton, Senator John Kerry, anti-science environmentalists, and the rest of the Democratic Party creating a de facto ban on nuclear ...
By Hank Campbell
If You Care About Emissions, Rethink Urban Agriculture
Urban/local/small ag is a feel-good fallacy. There is nothing wrong with wishful thinking and aspirations, we all have harmless beliefs that get into our brains. Some home ag is clearly ridiculous - a $150 machine to grow $0.25 worth of herbs is a gimmick for the rich - but mostly it's good, slow ...
By Hank Campbell
At 3 Cases In 6 Months, Monkeypox In The US Is Effectively Contained
Monkeypox (Mpox) is an infection transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and causes fever and painful skin blisters. It is in the Orthopoxvirus genus of viruses, which includes smallpox, so those vaccinated against it have cross-protection, smallpox vaccines also work for monkeypox.It is usually self ...
By News Staff
Life May Be Found In Sea Spray Of Moons Orbiting Saturn Or Jupiter Next Year
Life may be detected in a single ice grain containing one bacterial cell or portions of a cell which means it could be found in the frozen sea spray from the moons orbiting Saturn or Jupiter.Finding that will take is a mass spectrometer onboard a spacecraft, and that will happen when the Europa ...
By News Staff
Mouse Study Correlates Diabetes To Alzheimer’s
A recent study in mice suggests the the liver is key in a molecular link that may also cause humans with diabetes to develop Alzheimer’s disease.Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is overwhelmingly in obese people so if the findings in mice ever apply to humans the prevention of Alzheimer’s ...
By News Staff
Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms Are An Alternative Medicine Fad More Toxic Than Fentanyl
Online supplement marketers prey on consumers by exploiting the margins of President Bill Clinton's 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which exempts supplements from FDA oversight if they state in fine print, "This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration ...
By Hank Campbell
How Generative AI Is Transforming Healthcare
The world is aging. After centuries of relentless growth, many advanced economies are getting older, and even in poorer nations, the share of elderly people is rising. Larger and older populations are creating historic pressures on health care systems across the world. There are not enough doctors ...
By Mark Pierce
Opioid Addicts Are Less Likely To Use Legal Opioids At The End Of Their Lives
With a porous southern border, street fentanyl continues to enter the United States and be purchased by recreational drug users, all while the U.S. government continues to treat suffering cancer patients like criminals when it comes to legitimate pain medication access. It isn't much better in ...
By News Staff
Study: Caloric Restriction In Humans And Aging
In mice, caloric restriction has been found to increase aging but obviously mice are not little people, and mice are weaned on a starvation diet. That cannot and will never happen in humans. Yet  restricting calories even by 20 percent has been shown to promote longer life in animal models ...
By News Staff
Is It Safe To Buy Food At A Farmers Market?
There is populist rhetoric about Buy Local but what few in the public realize is that the definition is subjective. Restaurants in Manhattan often claim they buy local, but in the fine print it reads 'when available', and they don't tell you when it was not locally available, and local to them ...
By Hank Campbell
Is Sharing A Bed With A Partner Better Or Worse? Yes
Once upon a time, young Baby Boomers ridiculed television programs that showed married couples in separate beds. They used terms like 'prudish' and 'Victorian' and 'repressed.'Actually, those shows were representative of culture for most of human history. Humans have rarely shared a bed with a ...
By Hank Campbell
The Upside To AI And Young Creativity
Artificial Intelligence - AI - isn't really AI at all, which may be why it has been so disappointing to companies that aren't trying to sell you a new leaf blower. Instead of doing something practical, like the dishes or laundry so you have more time to do art or music, AI is doing music and art ...
By Hank Campbell
Vermont Should Stop Showing Leadership In Overruling Scientists On Farming
Despite Vermont's Agricultural  Innovation Board (AIB), created to inform regulatory recommendations using science, flatly stating there was no basis for a ban on a class of safe pesticides called neonicotinoids, and agreement by Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, the Vermont ...
By Hank Campbell
Despite Lacking Science, FDA Made 10,000 Vaping Products Illegal. Now It Wants More Armed Agents To Enforce It
It will be up to science history to try and gain insight into the reasons the federal government engaged in "Reefer Madness" narratives about marijuana, and then backed off that yet did the same to smoking cessation and harm reduction tools like vaping.Cigarette smoking is unquestionably dangerous ...
By Hank Campbell
COVID-19 Made Stereotyping Of Asians Uncool - Mostly To Gain Political Traction
Only a few years ago, American colleges used a "secret sauce" of race in admissions that voided test scores and replaced those with arbitrary demographic selection. Due to such clear racism, and despite being a minority with less than 5 percent of the population, Asians were least likely to be ...
By Hank Campbell
Physician Burnout Is Common - And Informal Rationing Is One Big Cause
If the government promises every home a great gardener, most people recognize they won't get a great gardener at all, they will probably get someone who couldn't get a better job while the lawn service they used to use is priced out of reach.There has always been disparity in health care, but that ...
By Hank Campbell
Cancel Culture Prevents The Best Researchers From Engaging With The Food Industry
After Chris Wild took over the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a UN-funded body in France that looks for statistical links between food/chemicals and cancer, they made a switch in their policies regarding participation; an epidemiologist who had ever consulted for industry could ...
By Hank Campbell
The northern lights as one would expect and see them if they were in the frozen reaches of Canada...  more »
Sheer beauty — a beautiful Euhoplites ammonite from Folkstone, UK. These lovelies have a pleasing...  more »
March is here, and with it begins a season of intense travel for me - something which for some...  more »
This plant above is what is regarded as a typical fern. However, a quite different looking type...  more »
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