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Unsupervised Rounding Up Of Anomalous Densities With RanBox
In the previous post I mentioned a research project that I was about to conclude, centered on the detection of anomalies in multidimensional data. Here I would like to give some more detail of that research, as the article I wrote on the subject is now publically accessible in the Cornell preprint ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Articles In Preparation: Anomaly Detection, Differentiable Programming, Nearest Neighbours On Steroids
Usually, when we talk about our research we discuss things we have recently published, highlighting the importance or novelty of their contribution to the advancement of human understanding or knowledge of the specific field of Science we work on. So it is only normal for me to try and go ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
CMS Measures Multiboson Production Processes
The CMS Collaboration submitted for publication last week a nice new result, where proton-proton collisions data collected by the experiment during the past run of the Large Hadron Collider were scanned in search of very peculiar events featuring a weak boson (W or Z) along with two energetic photons ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Curiosity Rover Seen Climbing Mount Mercou On Mars
The Mars Curiosity rover has been on the job since the summer of 2012, exploring Gale Crater on the red planet. It's slow going, it has driven only 25 kilometers to date.  But it can be fun to watch, like its ascent of Mount Mercou, a broad outcrop of rocks on the northern flank of Mount ...
By News Staff
Peace Is Bad For The Environment
In 2016, after over a half century of fighting, the communist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gave up. The revolutionaries had hidden in the Andes-Amazon region and the occupied rainforest remained under-developed for obvious violent reasons: if you want to have a successful ...
By Hank Campbell
Correlation Between Underground Carbon Stores And Above-Ground Plant Biomass
One of the things that scientists rely on to accurately predict climate change is the amount of carbon sequestered underground. Carbon dioxide in the air leads to increased global warming, exacerbating climate change. When plants have a lot of access to carbon dioxide, they photosynthesize more ...
By Mark Pierce
The Roof Of The World Has Been Raised Nearly Half A Mile
The Tibetan plateau covers nearly 1,600,000 square miles. With an average altitude of nearly 14,000 feet, Tibet is called the Roof of the World for good reason. It contains the world's two highest peaks, Mount Everest and K2, and the vast Himalayan mountain range towers higher than anywhere else ...
By News Staff
During The Last Ice Age, Global Cooling Dropped The Temperature On Land 11 Degrees
An analysis of noble gases dissolved in groundwater finds that the low-to-mid latitude land surfaces at low elevation cooled on average by 11 degrees Fahrenheit during the Last Glacial Maximum - the ice age.Prior to modern times, ice ages were about 90,000 of every 100,000 years. Since it has been ...
By News Staff
Would More Vegetarian Food Have Prevented COVID-19? Philosophers Do Science, Hilarity Ensues
Animals can cause diseases in humans. That won't surprise you. What may surprise you is to read that these diseases can be prevented by eating less meat. There is no question that SARS-CoV-2 is zoonotic(1) - it passed from animals to humans -  and it is not the first, or even all that ...
By Hank Campbell
Superforecasting: What Government Epidemiologists Can Do Better In The Next Pandemic
Experts got it catastrophically wrong, according to Dominic Cummings, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser. Cummings has argued that the UK government’s official scientific advice in March 2020 hugely misunderstood how the pandemic would play out, leading to a delay in locking ...
By The Conversation
Posturing On Vaccine Hesitancy Is A Mistake
If you are still being paid and your job is so secure you can go on strike to demand that your employer not ask you to come into the office, you might think getting a vaccine is not only no big deal, but is a moral mandate more important than any other. You can dismiss people who are less enthusiastic(1) ...
By Hank Campbell
Evidence For The Wuhan Lab COVID-19 Hypothesis Isn't Going To Be Waved Away
A recent report by the World Health Organisation on the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and resulting disease COVID-19 glossed over China - the country is not even mentioned until page 15 - but the rest of the world is not so easily bullied.While WHO ignores the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the world's largest ...
By Hank Campbell
COVID-19 May Accomplish The Medical Tort Reform That Predatory Lawyers Have Blocked
One little-known secret in the medical community is that it is not greedy doctors or insurance companies or hospitals that made health care so expensive. It is unnecessary tests and procedures doctors and hospitals must do in order to check off the boxes for the inevitable lawsuit. They are waiting ...
By Hank Campbell
Do COVID-19 Vaccines Fan The Flames Of Myocarditis?
Since COVID-19 emerged on the global scene, the heart has been the centre of action. Cardiovascular disease increases the risk of severe illness and death, and injuries to the heart and blood vessels are common complications. Recent reports linking COVID-19 vaccinations of young adults to a ...
By W. Glen Pyle
Aducanumab Approved As The First New Drug Therapy For Alzheimer's Patients In 18 Years
Two recent articles showed showed changes in the focus and funding of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease therapies. And they suggested the change might be evidenced by today, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seemed ready to approve aducanumab (Biogen) as the first new drug ...
By News Staff
Nutrition Is Vital, So Why Aren't The New Dietary Guidelines More Science Based?
Old age is the biggest risk factor for most diseases, but if you have solid nutrition your health is likely to be better throughout all periods of life. Including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the USDA dietary guidelines produced every five years won't tell you how to optimize nutrition for ...
By Hank Campbell
Distance Learning Doesn't Teach People To Think
The modern research university was designed to produce new knowledge and to pass that knowledge on to students. North American universities over the last 100 years have been exceptionally good at that task. But this is not all that universities can do or should do. The COVID-19 pandemic has made ...
By The Conversation
There Are Pipelines All Across The Country - Except For Water. That Should Change
Over 26 percent of the western US  is in exceptional drought while  72 percent is in severe drought. That has not stopped the federal government from dumping so much water into rivers it creates hazardous conditions for people in them.The San Francisco Bay does not actually need water ...
By Hank Campbell
‘Ropeless’ Crab Gear Would Put Whales At Greater Risk
Advocates for proposed crab gear legislation in California, AB 534, often cite misleading information in support of policies that would destroy California’s iconic and sustainable trap fisheries, while doing nothing to protect whales. The main argument is that existing crab gear is responsible ...
By Ben Platt
Keeping Kosher Only Happened Gradually In Ancient Judea
An analysis of ancient fish bones from 30 archaeological sites in Israel and Sinai which date from the Late Bronze Age (1550-1130 BC) until the end of the Byzantine period (640 AD) finds that Judeans commonly ate non-kosher - lacking scales or fins - fish.This finding sheds new light on the origin ...
By News Staff
Terahertz Band - 6G Cell Service Has Science Obstacles That Can Be Overcome, But Cultural Ones May Be Insurmountable
There are lots of advertisements for 5G cellular service but it still isn't available in most places, and devices that take advantage of it are in relatively low use. Better quality cat videos on a 5-inch screen are not all that compellingSooner rather than later, people are going to want ...
By Hank Campbell
AVITA'S RECELL Spray-On Skin For Pediatric Burns Gets FDA Approval
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and AVITA Medical have halted recruitment for the ongoing pediatric burn study of RECELL spray-on skin for the best possible reason; it has been shown to work.This expanded use ...
By News Staff
Sweden Wants To Ban Any Car That Isn't Electric - And It Could Work
The Swedish government might ban the sale of new combustion cars in 2030 - and a new paper wants to get even more Draconian. Their computer estimate suggests that banning all combustion cars, even older ones already in use, might be the only way they will meet their climate targets. The replacement ...
By Hank Campbell
Can A Math Equation Predict How Extremist Groups Evolve?
When eco-terrorists destroyed a sugar beet field in Oregon a few years ago, the local organic industry group there said they were shocked anyone would be violent, even though the organic industry there demonized science daily. The attackers could not have been unknown to local groups, it is certain ...
By Hank Campbell
Right now, the cotton in the clothes you are wearing may have originated from slave labor of the...  more »
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The current pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Every aspect of human interaction has...  more »