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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
Goodbye Peter Higgs, And Thanks For The Boson
Peter Higgs passed away yesterday, at the age of 94. The scottish physicist, a winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Francois Englert, hypothesized in 1964 the existence of the most mysterious elementary particle we know of, the Higgs boson, which was only discovered 48 years ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Significance Of Counting Experiments With Background Uncertainty
In the course of Statistics for Data Analysis I give every spring to PhD students in Physics I spend some time discussing the apparently trivial problem of evaluating the significance of an excess of observed events N over expected background B. This is a quite common setup in many searches ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
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
Zenaspis: Lower Devonian Bony Fish Of Podolia, Ukraine
A Devonian bony fish mortality plate showing a lower shield of Zenaspis podolica (Lankester, 1869) from Lower Devonian deposits of Podolia, Ukraine.While war rages on in the Ukraine, our hearts go out to those who live and work here contributing much to our understanding of Podolia, a historic ...
By Heidi Henderson
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
Why Some Female Whales Live So Long: Menopause
Humans and five whale species are the only mammals known to go through menopause. Why is unclear but a new study sought answers.Scientists found that females of short-finned pilot whales, false killer whales, killer whales, narwhals and beluga whales and experience menopause live around 40 years ...
By News Staff
45 Percent Of People Try Diets And That's A Good Thing, Even If They Fail
Most people who try a diet don't succeed in keeping weight off long-term and that is trumpeted as a huge failure of dieting by people who, wait for it, are often selling a competing diet.The health truth is that even if you fail, you improved your health. Claims that people whose weight go up and ...
By Hank Campbell
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
Study Says Gen X Is 'Biologically Aging' Faster Than Boomers
People are living better lives for longer than ever but an EXPLORATORY study using a computer simulation says there is reason for concern; people are getting cancer younger than ever.The authors analyzed results of blood samples from 148,724 people ages 37 to 54 in the UK Biobank and focused on ...
By Hank Campbell
Type 2 Diabetes Medication Tirzepatide May Help Obese Type 1 Diabetics Also
Tirzepatide facilitates weight loss in obese people with type 2 diabetes and therefore improves glucose control and also results in improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.A recent analysis compared a group of adults with type 1 diabetes who were prescribed tirzepatide (off-label) to a ...
By News Staff
Evolutionary Psychology: Your Parents Income During Pregnancy Made You Gay
Evolutionary psychology, the discipline that claimed we're being manipulated by flowers and evolved to like the appearance of black men, also made the bold assertion that the income of your parents during pregnancy made you...gay?It's even crazier than that cock-fixated megalomaniac at Berkeley ...
By Hank Campbell
On Rating Universities
In a world where we live hostages of advertisement, where our email addresses and phone numbers are sold and bought by companies eager to intrude in our lives and command our actions, preferences, tastes; in a world where appearance trumps substance 10 to zero, where your knowledge and education ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
If You Care About Earth Day, Stop Buying Organic, Fair Trade And Other Junk Stickers On Products
As Lenin's Birthday Earth Day approaches, all of media are pillaged by public relations flaks being paid by 'green' companies who are using capitalism to promote their financial form of environmental socialism.One thing they have in common; they claim whatever they are selling is more ethical than ...
By Hank Campbell
Can World Hunger Ever Be Eliminated? Not Using Europe Or The UN
Wealthy countries with natural 'breadbaskets' - places where it is easy to grow food - have so much abundance they can put special labels like 'organic' on tens of thousands of products and charge more and people will spend $100 billion on them.Other countries need science, yet it is often the ...
By Hank Campbell
Declaring War On Frappuccino And Diet Soda Is Not A Valid Government Nutrition Guideline
You're not  a Frank-people because you eat Doritos, despite what people writing lifestyle/diet books and New York Times journalists who gush over them want you to believe.Such claims are pure food populism by rich white people for rich white people. It's not science, it's instead not even ...
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
If A Weedkiller Turned You Gay, We'd Like To Interview You
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a lawyer who leveraged a name that was essentially beatified by Democrats into a lucrative career trying to promote corporate conspiracies about cell phones (cancer!), GMOs (cancer!) and vaccines(everything else!) and he had some success.Thanks to his efforts raising money ...
By Hank Campbell
Black Mental Health Is Basically Ignored By AI Models
Large Language Models, colloquially called Artificial Intelligence by companies selling rebranded autocomplete tools to other companies and the public, can automate a lot of entry-level projects but when it comes to anything more complex the flaws are quickly seen.When Black people using social ...
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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