Genes – way weirder than you thought | PLOS Blogs Network

orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771 Pretty much everyone, at least in societies with access to public education or exposure to media in its various forms, has been introduced to the idea of the gene, but “exposure does not equate VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Genes – way weirder than you…

Sinead Flahive Interview – AI for Athlete Optimization

Perhaps especially appropriate given that much of the globe is glued to the World Cup at the moment, this week we’re excited to kick off a series of shows on AI in sports. While I’m not personally the biggest sports fan, my producer Imari is…

Confidence Intervals for Machine Learning

Much of machine learning involves estimating the performance of a machine learning algorithm on unseen data. Confidence intervals are a way of quantifying the uncertainty of an estimate. They can be used to add a bounds or likelihood on a population parameter, such as a…

Gender and NCDs: Benign neglect in the face of a gaping window of opportunity | PLOS Blogs Network

  NCDs are finally having their moment. Diabetes is very much in the public eye from Dhaka to Dakar, the global ‘epidemic’ of obesity is currently the subject of numerous television shows, the row over VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Gender and NCDs: Benign neglect in…

Tech leaders push for more White House focus on artificial intelligence

… said much, if anything, about artificial intelligence, but his administration is warming … , a new Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will be formed, including officials … House’s first summit on artificial intelligence, convening tech giants such as … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

Perceptions of Science in America: Takeaways for Your SciComm | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0001-8462-0271 By Rose Hendricks, PhD, Researcher, FrameWorks Institute Sometimes it feels like much of the world is anti-science. GMO-free labels clutter our grocery stores, sea level rise threatens our coastlines, and some communities choose not VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Perceptions of Science in America: Takeaways…

Jackass Genomics – Did Donkeys Arise from an Inverted Chromosome? | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 In the world of genome sequencing, donkeys haven’t received nearly as much attention as horses. But now a report on a new-and-improved genome sequence of Willy, a donkey (Equus asinus) jack born at the VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Jackass Genomics – Did Donkeys Arise…

An Epic Joshua Tree Roadtrip & the Reproductive Ecology of an Iconic Southwest Plant | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Think of your most amazing four-state roadtrip. How much data did you collect between stops at Disney Land and the hotel pool? Did you stargaze in the Mojave Desert or were you too exhausted VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE An Epic Joshua Tree Roadtrip &…

Uncertainty principle? It’s not about quantum.

The Heisenberg uncertainty principle is just one specific example of a much more general, relatable, non-quantum phenomenon. Apply to work at one of my favorite math education companies: http://aops.com/3b1b Special thanks to the following Patrons: http://3b1b.co/uncertainty-thanks You are the ones making this possible: http://3b1b.co/support For…