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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 3:30pm

wasn't sure where to put this...

i follow a few podcasts and came across audrey tang, taiwan's digital minister

super smart and super interesting human in government promoting radical transparency

Digital Minister Audrey Tang: Taiwan’s “Genius” and Her Unique Past

Extensively Reported in Japan

Several Japanese TV networks have recently broadcast features on Taiwan’s “digital minister,” Audrey Tang, who makes for a stark contrast with her aging Japanese counterparts. What makes Tang, who is on her way to becoming something of a legend in Taiwan, just so popular?

One of the world’s top open source software developers, she started her own IT company at the age of 19. In 2014, she became a digital advisor to Apple, where she was involved in high-level artificial intelligence projects, such as the development of Apple’s virtual personal assistant, Siri. Under Tang’s contract with Apple, she was paid at the hourly rate of 1 bitcoin: the equivalent of around ¥50,000 when Audrey joined Apple in 2014, and a whopping ¥900,000 today. The skyrocketing bitcoin price, combined with the money from Tang’s earlier ventures, made her extremely wealthy.

Audrey announced her retirement at the age of 33, saying that she would spend the rest of her life doing what she enjoyed. This extends to her current role as Taiwan’s digital minister, which she undertook at the invitation of President Tsai Ing-wen.

Having led a very different life from most people, characterized by purposeful disobedience of social norms, she is now something of an idol for young Taiwanese, who are attracted to her unique life story and worldview.

and here's a great interview of her by tyler cowen (two savants conversing in an almost robotic style

i'm assuming this is the same conversation that i listened to via podcast (it is and the visual awesome)
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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 8:48am

happy for jennifer doudna (and her team over at mammoth biosciences)

{#Clap}

UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize Committee announced today that UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her research in developing CRISPR-Cas9. Berkeley’s Journalism School aired a video news conference and interview with Doudna this morning. Watch it here! (UC Berkeley video)
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Posted: Oct 2, 2020 - 5:24am

hey if we can do this can we bring back the woolly mammoth too?


Successful Cloning of an Endangered Species (Zoo Logic)

Recently, historic news of the successful birth of an endangered Przewalski's Horse foal conceived through cloning technology was announced. Remarkably, the nuclear material used for the purpose of expanding the genetic diversity of this managed species was from a genetically underrepresented stallion that has been deceased for many years. The stallion's DNA had been preserved at what is colloquially called the Frozen Zoo located at the San Diego Zoo Global's Institute for Conservation Research. Ryan Phelan, co-founder of Revive & Restore and lead scientist Ben Novak discuss the use and future promise of technology to increase biodiversity of vulnerable populations in what they deem  "genetic rescue."
 
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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 6:20pm

Frozen poo and narcissists' eyebrows studies win Ig Nobel prizes
Gongs also awarded for research into vibrating earthworms, French kissing and bellowing alligators
The annals of science brim with researchers who pushed the boundaries of sense and good taste in a laudable quest for knowledge. With the unveiling of the 30th annual Ig Nobel awards, another case shall be added.

To test the validity of a story in a work of ethnographic literature, Metin Eren, an anthropologist at Kent State University in Ohio, made a knife from his frozen faeces. He then set about butchering an animal hide, an endeavour that ended in failure.

“It’s an honour to be recognised,” Eren said, before the ceremony in which he was honoured for his work on Thursday. “I’ve followed the Ig Nobels my entire life. It’s a dream come true. Really.” (...)

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Posted: Sep 5, 2020 - 12:25pm

NDB
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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 4:51pm



 miamizsun wrote:


cyborg pigs will colonize mars!

you heard it here first

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mmm...bacon...
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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 9:44am

 R_P wrote: 

cyborg pigs will colonize mars!

you heard it here first

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 7:20am

See what was going on in your home town 20 to 750 million years ago. map
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Posted: Aug 30, 2020 - 12:04pm

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:17am

i'm constantly blown away by what we can achieve

 
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 - 12:03pm

The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories
For pioneering computer scientist Donald Knuth, good coding is synonymous with beautiful expression.
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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 5:03pm

Inside the Invasive, Secretive “Bossware” Tracking Workers
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Posted: May 25, 2020 - 2:54pm



 rhahl wrote:
https://xkcd.com/1949/
 



Research is ongoing




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Posted: May 25, 2020 - 2:45pm

Carbon dating, the archaeological workhorse, is getting a major reboot
A long-anticipated recalibration of radiocarbon dating could shift the age of some prehistoric samples hundreds of years
The work combines thousands of data points from tree rings, lake and ocean sediments, corals and stalagmites, among other features, and extends the time frame for radiocarbon dating back to 55,000 years ago — 5,000 years further than the last calibration update in 2013.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 7:27am

this looks like it is worthy


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Posted: Apr 14, 2020 - 9:54am

No, senator, science can’t do away with models
Here’s why Senator John Cornyn’s critique of modeling is misguided.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 1:01pm

https://xkcd.com/1949/
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 8:36am

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And that's my problem with the medical profession viewpoint. They, rightly deal with individuals and want to know exactly what is going on with their patients. But statistics are powerful tools for dealing with populations. If we had good data on a sample of people, along with whether they felt they had symptoms and their body temperature, we would have a very good estimate of how many people had been affected.

 
That thought went through my mind too, surely a few samples of the general population would give us at least some indication within certain confidence intervals. At the moment I haven't heard a thing in any country of how many of the general population have already been infected. The video Miami posted today refers to an extrapolation by the Imperial College that infers (based on hard data) that between 2 and 7 % of the European population has already been exposed.  (edit: This is not survey based but a bottom-up calculation from the number of deaths, transmission rates and fatality rates.) That would be fantastic news if true. 

I hope they get the new sero-surveys up and running soon. Might make everyone calm down a bit.
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